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Author: Lauren Panepinto
Posted by Lauren Panepinto | Thursday, March 28th, 2019
The question of whether someone should go to art school or not is a smaller conversation in the bigger “Is Higher Education Worth the Cost” debate raging everywhere (especially in the US). Student debt can be crippling to someone starting out in any field, but it is often extra hard to bear as an artist because most artists will not come out of school able to pull in enough money to support themselves solely off…Read More
Posted by Lauren Panepinto | Thursday, February 28th, 2019
I want to bring up a complicated issue here that has been coming up very often lately in my conversation with artists, and which I deal with often in my role as a creative director in publishing: What is cultural appropriation, and how does it affect what artists make? As media becomes more and more diverse, the question comes up: who has the right to tell which stories? Can an author write a character that…Read More
Posted by Lauren Panepinto | Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Look, I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news right at the start of the new year, but…you’re going to die. I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but we are all going to die. We spend our lives avoiding thinking about it, but it’s the one true unavoidable event. And we don’t really prepare. Those of us who have children tend to be better about doing at least a…Read More
Posted by Lauren Panepinto | Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s crazy deadline time for our Focus sales meetings at Orbit, so my post tonight will be brief. However, since it is my post closest to Halloween, I will leave you a treat. (Like when I gifted you all with the Supernatural Art Director post. Or the Dune post.) Behold…FREELANCE WARS pic.twitter.com/LxsSGpdOdY — Freelance Wars (@FreelanceWars) January 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/Ma5BtkQQM8 — Freelance Wars (@FreelanceWars) February 5, 2018 pic.twitter.com/s0lMtz4dKq — Freelance Wars (@FreelanceWars)…Read More
Posted by Lauren Panepinto | Thursday, October 11th, 2018
If you’re not a designer (and typography nerd) you might not have heard of the Type Directors Club. The TDC is based in NYC, but holds the most prestigious international typography competition every year. The TDC is a great organization and it holds seminars and talks all year, as well as bestow student scholarships. There’s a great archive of talks and videos on their youtube channel. Every year the TDC also holds a Book Nite,…Read More
Posted by Lauren Panepinto | Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Welcome back to my Magic for Artists series. If you haven’t read the previous two posts, you should probably do that (I’ll wait here). First there was an intro post, Magic for Artists Part One, that discussed why I think it’s valuable for artists to think about magic and how it can be used as a tool to access our subconscious & our inspiration. After that head to Tarot (and other Decks) for Artists,…Read More
Posted by Lauren Panepinto | Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Before we begin, let me just say I did try to write this as one post, and there’s just simply too much information. So we’re starting with an intro, then the next post will be mostly focused on Cards, because artists love doing card decks! (I mentioned on Facebook that I was thinking of doing a Tarot for Artists post and I was overwhelmed with the response.) So in the next post we’ll be breaking…Read More
- on Inspiration: William Trost Richards Loving these images! Working in watercolors is so hard for me, beautiful paintings to have for lanscape reference. Thanks for sharing!
- on Inspiration: William Trost Richards Thanks!
- on Inspiration: William Trost Richards Yeah, he's incredible! Enjoy!
- on Inspiration: William Trost Richards Amazing artist, I didn't know him. The first watercolor/gouache of the set you shared is stunning. I am looking forward to research and learn more abo…
- on Ashes of the Sun- Putting the pieces together […] This cover design is by Scott Fischer and you can actually read a blog post about the creation of it! […]