Author: Eddie

Neatness. A necessary evil?

“Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.”

Frank Zappa

Today I organize all things art. What you see is one box of art supplies, which holds gel pens a coupla’ boxes of colored pencils, drawing pencils, coloring book pages and development, pastels, watercolors and who knows what else down at the bottom. Have several sketchbooks full of drawings,  a portfolio of figure drawings, and probably three or four plastic cases full of various pens and pencils that have accumulated everywhere from hotels to salesman’s and giveaways. I throw nothing out and surprisingly some of the pens that I got for free are really nice. (more…)

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Sea Creatures Coloring Page – A great start!

coloring book page in development.
A coloring book page in development.

 

Welcome aspiring coloring book developers. Have fun and keep at it! A coloring book page in development.  Awaiting other sea creatures like an octopus,  turtles, clams (happy clams) and  kelp possibly. No sharks… well only nice sharks, like nurse sharks but definitely no Great Whites. Nope. No Great Whites. (more…)

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Studio in a box! What an idea!

Watercolor postcards
           Studio in a box! Watercolor postcards.

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One of these days I’m going to use these. They were given to me as a gift many years ago with the intention that as I went to interesting places and sought interesting subjects I would do a quick watercolor sketch and then send them off to friends and relatives with a little note. I don’t think the person who gave them to me bless her heart realize that there’s not too many people that probably would like to hear from me first and have a piece of original art that would probably be mediocre at best. However, I did take them with me to Italy and Spain and they remain untouched even though I always whine about “just having one day to just sit and paint” in Italy and Spain. (more…)

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Use our coloring book to create your own designs!

Krazy Kaleidoscope Colored Page
Krazy Kaleidoscope Colored Page

Hello fellow artists! Thank you for stopping by. The photo is a partially colored page from our Krazy Kaleidoscopes Adult Coloring Book. We purposely made the designs flexible so you can change them by coloring big blocks of spaces or smaller spaces without heavy black lines being in your way. This artist divided the paper and in the right portion she addressed larger spaces.

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Crosshatching Technique – Drawing-Coloring Warm Up

Hello fellow artists we hope you’ll begin to feel at home here as we explore more techniques and post more content.  One of our in-house artists who chooses to remain anonymous (we think he may be in the witness protection program) has agreed to let us show a couple of his creations.

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Coloring kitties is awesome awesomeness!!

Hello all we really appreciate you visiting our website and we hope you’ll keep returning as we add new and interesting content. The photo you see is of a design in production for one of our coloring books. This is probably the fourth iteration of this kitty and we just decided to do a little test coloring using colored pencils. There are still a few things we will probably change in this design before finalizing it in our coloring book. (more…)

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Art for day and night

Art for day and night

All thank you stopping by. In addition to showcasing our books and other art tools and techniques, we thought it might be fun to bring you art that we find interesting from the folks here at creating 123, our community, and the broad reaches of the World Wide Web. To that end let’s get started with this terrific body casting/mosaic/wall sconce! What a combination of different techniques we see here. (more…)

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Illusions Adult Coloring Book – NEW RELEASE!

Illusions Adult Coloring Book on Amazon
Illusions Adult Coloring Book on Amazon

 

Illusions Adult Coloring Book

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso

An optical illusion is something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is. Its’ an experience of seeming to see something that does not exist or that is other than it appears. Illusions is 45+ Illusion designs. (more…)

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Kaleidoscope Krazy Adult Coloring Book! – NEW RELEASE!

KRAZY KALEIDOSCOPES

Adult Coloring Book on Amazon!

 

40+ designs to relax you…or make you Krazy, so if that ship has already sailed and there’s no returning to shore then we still have the coloring book for you! Why just color when you can create your own designs to! (more…)

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