Exploring Artists Through Their Sketchbooks

In studying an old master artist’s body of work, sketchbooks can prove to be invaluable resources. Many museums and libraries exhibit their collections of artists' sketchbooks online, allowing...

Frontliner Elena Stokes Combats Stress With Art

“Even before COVID-19, I would often turn to art to keep me grounded and positive,” says Elena Stokes, a cardiology technologist working at the Vancouver General Hospital in...

How Artists Are Staying Productive Indoors

For most of us, staying at home all day has become a temporary new normal. That probably means working from home or taking classes online, or worse, doing nothing at...

Finding Your Art Style + Celebrating 30K

Hello, everyone! It’s Mar here, and since I’ve never formally introduced myself, let me do that now — I’m Etchr’s Social Media Manager and I have been part...

Before and After: Our Outstanding Community's Growth in 2019

As another year is coming to a close, we believe it’s essential to pause and take a moment to see how far we’ve all come. When we announced...

Pro Artist Spotlight: Nathan Fowkes on Activating Inspiration Anytime

“...My parents had concerns... But my point of view is that there are people out there comfortably working as artists so why not me?” - Nathan Fowkes You...

Pro Artist Spotlight: James Gurney

For many artists, James Gurney requires no introduction. You can’t really talk about reference, color, or light without mentioning his bestselling books 'Color and Light: A Guide for...

Pros’ Productivity Tips for an Artful Year

Every December we start with a noble goal - "grow as an artist" or "improve our craft." ...but what does that even mean? A lofty goal quickly becomes...

2018’s Incredible Artistic Growth from the Etchr Community

When we announced the Christmas Giveaway on Facebook, we asked to see your art progress.All year long, you’ve been helping us make the world a better place by...

Lisa Cirenza on Boosting Creativity Through Artist Residencies

Lisa first contacted us when we sent out one of our monthly update emails. She replied, sharing her Artist Residency experience in Cuba, and wondering if this could...