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Overcoming Blank Page Overwhelm - Creative Tips by Joanna Baker

Overcoming the Fear of a Blank Page…

There are times as an artist where a big, blank sheet of paper feels liberating. It can be a fresh start – a big open canvas ready to fill with ideas and beauty. But other times, staring at a blank page can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? What happens if you mess up? How are you going to fill all this space? Keep reading for some helpful tips I use to overcome my fear of a blank page when it crops up.

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Are Copics Worth It? + Alternative Brush Marker Brands

Brush tip markers are my absolute favorite tool to create my illustrations. The effects you can create with them are so painterly that often times people will mistake my work for watercolor! If you’ve been following along for awhile, you know that Copic Sketch markers are my favorite brand of brush markers but one question I get asked a lot by aspiring illustrators and artists is whether or not Copics are worth the investment. My answer is always an enthusiastic YES!

But I know there are a lot of artists out there who aren’t quite ready to make the investment in professional grade supplies. If price is a barrier – I would never want you to miss out on the wondrous unicorn of art supplies that is the brush tip marker! So let’s go over what makes them so great and which alternative brands I recommend…

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Top 10 Copic Sketch Marker Tips by Joanna Baker Illustration

My Top 10 Copic Sketch Marker Tips…

Joanna Baker Illustration Top 10 Copic Sketch Marker Tips

If you don’t already know by now – I love my Copic Sketch markers! They really are the cream of the crop when it comes to professional artist markers. The quality of the alcohol ink is super blendable, they’re available in an array of 358 beautiful colors, the ink is refillable and the marker tips are replaceable so you can prolong the life of each marker. While Copics are an investment, if you’re serious about creating illustrations with artist’s markers, you won’t find a better brush tip marker out there!

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Online Class Update…

Joanna Baker Illustration : Online Class

Hopping on the blog to give you a quick online class update! If you’re on my mailing list, you got an early sneak peek with some of the bonus downloads included in the class. But I thought I’d share them here too so you can get excited about what’s to come! Continue reading