Paint From the Heart is a step-by-step guide to communicating without words, and features the concept of intuitive painting. This encourages one to let go of expectations of what their painting should look like and, instead, focus on the process of creating and painting.
Empress and the Prairie Girl is a thoughtful little story perfect for our time. Not only does it eloquently address a universal experience most parents endure at some point, it also includes the underlying emotion that accompanies it . . . that of our children growing up far too quickly before our eyes. Author and composer, Cameron Austin, has created a beautiful relationship between Empress and the Prairie Girl, and with each turn of a page invites us to travel along their path in life with great sensitivity.
Whether selecting an image or hiring an artist, look at the principles and elements of design each convey. There are many, and it would take forever to go through them all, but the main ones to pay attention to are line, colour, texture, balance, emphasis, movement, and unity.
Jenna Stewart is a passionate and talented artist, I C Publishing author, and our illustrator extraordinaire. In this post, Jenna imparts her youthful wisdom and experience on how art tells a story, and how embracing this will help you as an author and business owner.