Your Shop Could be Featured!

Thanksgiving may get all the attention in November, but Small Business Saturday (November 25th) and Giving Tuesday (November 28th) are where it’s at! These two mini-holidays celebrate two of the things that we here at Artist Shops find super important: small, independent businesses (like artists!) and people who add positive vibes to the world by using their profits and designs to donate to good causes. So this year in honor of these two great days, we’re featuring some awesome Artist Shops and yoursRead more

Best of the Web – April 24th

Here at Artist Shops and Threadless, we are always sharing links to stay up to date on what’s new for creatives. Here are some highlights of what was being talked about on our Slack these last couple of weeks. .     .     . Isometric App Use this iOS app to create all kinds of images starting with a simple 60 degree rhombus. A fun app with some decent export options. Check out the gallery of user-created images. Create SomeRead more

Interview With Illustrator and Brush Creator Kyle T. Webster

When it comes to artists who have found a way to break into and thrive in the freelance world, there is almost no better example than Kyle T. Webster. This Jack (and master) of many art trades is an award-winning illustrator, educator, and now children’s book author whose clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Entertainment Weekly (just to name a few). In addition to being a rockstar illustrator, he also creates Photoshop brushes that have become an industry standard,Read more

Best of the Web – Creative Roundup

Here at Artist Shops and Threadless, we are always sharing links to stay up to date on what’s new for creatives. Here are some highlights of what was being talked about on our Slack these last couple of weeks. .     .     . Novapattern Beautiful free (and paid) patterns by Nova Pattern. My favorite is English Green. Download Some Patterns Confidant Hardcover Notebook by Baron Fig The fine folks at Baron Fig released their Confidant Notebook in twoRead more

More Free Textures For Your Art!

‘Tis the season to be giving! And seeing as our first Textures Pack was such a hit, we wanted to give you a few more to play around with! Our graphics guru Katie created a whole new set of free textures for you to apply to your art. Use them on everything from holiday card designs for your family, to new designs for your Artist Shop, to holiday card designs that you decide to sell on pillows in your Shop! AndRead more

Free Textures For Your Art

Ever look at a piece of art with a distressed or dappled look to it and wonder what crazy process the artist used? Well you’re in luck! The distressed look is actually easier to achieve than you’d expect; all it takes is textures.  From old crinkled paper, to chipping paint, to splotches of paint, textures can be made up of almost anything and are an artist’s best friend. They can provide a finishing touch and extra element of intrigue to any art piece. Best of all,Read more