Hey HOMwork friends, happy Friday!
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You know that old saying, “It’s a poor craftsman who blames their tools”?
Well, this week we’re not blaming tools...we’re celebrating them! One of the most exciting things for me about being an artist is the endless mediums and tools I get to work with: chalk, pencil, pen, digital brushes, food, paint, the list goes on. Through lots of experimentation over the years, I've curated a set of favorite tools in my creative arsenal.
I get asked all the time about the tools I use in my work, and I've found that some of my most engaged-with posts are the ones where I give my audience a behind-the-scenes look at my process. I also love it when I see other artists' post about the tools they’re using because it inspires me to try something new.
Your new assignment is all about sharing 'how the sausage gets made' (or, if you’re like me. how the blueberry crumb bars get made) with your audience.
Speaking of my creative toolbox - I drew my artwork with a rad set of Procreate Inking brushes, and DesignCuts is giving you two FREE brushes from the pack!
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The tools don't necessarily need to be art supplies like pens/pencils/paints. They could be your Wacom Tablet, a journal, a resource book, the tech you use to record your process videos, the Pokémon pencil case you've had since middle school...whatever you genuinely use to create your magic.
Some headline ideas to get you started:
"My Creative Secret Weapons"
"My Go-To Creative Resources"
"A Taxonomy of my Ride or Die Art Supplies"
Caption Idea: Tell us about the tools, why you love them, and what you make with them. (Choose your top three for the caption, then for a bonus assignment you could turn the whole list into an in-depth blog post!) Don't forget to tag the brands and show them some love too!
Engagement Tip: At the end of your caption, ask your audience what creative tools they love and to tell you in the comments. It’s a fun way to discover new art supplies to use + engage with your artistic peers.
P.S. Want details + links to all of the items in my Creative Toolbox artwork? I put a page together with everything in one place. Click here to check it out.