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Tattoo inspiration: illustrations on skin

Tattoo inspiration: illustrations on skin

Who is the best tattoo artist in the whole wide world? I wonder why people don’t put more illustration styles into tattoos? Should I get one?  Catastrophe: askin for trouble It’s so easy to get it so wrong I live in Berlin, so tattoos are…

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My favourite illustrated children’s book

My favourite illustrated children’s book

I can’t get enough of The Paper Dolls,written by the eponymous Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. Rebecca Cobb is such a brilliant artist. I wish I could draw people and faces like that! I’m inspired to try to copy her pictures! It’s harder…

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Setting up an online shop

Setting up an online shop

I’m trying to set up my online shop properly. In case you’re wondering what I’m doing. When I’ve worked out how, I’ll tell you. OK? Where am I researching selling art online? Good question. I’m asking myself, and asking Google, this: What are all the…

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50 places to put drawings

50 places to put drawings

In the first of a series called Canvas, I look at where drawings look surprising, where they look good, and who’s doing the quirkiest ones  Tshirts (like this one from Magma with a David Shrigley design) Wallpaper (like this funky birch tree design) Tattoos (like these by…

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How to draw a kids’ book using iPad – Big Draw Festival online event

How to draw a kids’ book using iPad – Big Draw Festival online event

Yes, that’s our project for this month’s Big Draw Festival! Bookmark and revisit this page for updates Literally anyone – yes, even you – can draw a book as a gift for a child you know. Messy, colourful, sentimental, experimental, your children’s book is GONNA…

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Towards a sustainable creative life

Towards a sustainable creative life

If you like to be creative, whether in art, film, photography, writing, plasticine, cookery or whatever, then you might know what I mean when I say that the creative urge sometimes grips you strongly, takes you on an obsessive ride, and dumps you at the…

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Illustration is liberation through limitation

Illustration is liberation through limitation

Why? Because there’s a title. Here, alongside the Big Draw festival’s Draw with me challenge, we celebrate the power of parameters Half the time, with drawing, we are stumped by not knowing what to draw. We could draw blinkin anything, but we draw blinkin nothing, because…

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Make lines your livelihood: Three and a half killer weblinks

Make lines your livelihood: Three and a half killer weblinks

Inspiring blogposts on making a living from art – to accompany this month’s Big Draw ‘Draw with me’ challenge and our series of posts about drawing   Sometimes, what you read on the web can blow your boundaries sky-high. © Laura Eades 2013 Make money from art? That’s…

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Draw with me

Draw with me

This is an official Big Draw event! Right here on Illustrated Guide to Life! Be part of it. Here’s how… Redesign your life – literally – in October. Draw with me, something small every day (Don’t panic, I’ll tell you what to draw in this here…

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