Kay Murphy's Studio, P.O. Box 340, Talbott, Tennessee 37877-0340 kaymurphy41@gmail.com

Artist/Illustrator/Author/Greeting Card Designer

Friday, May 27, 2016

Be a unique artist

 Two of my new "Birds In Hats" series, I have went a step further by embossing my note cards after printing them. Sometimes I think I do more labor on them than I can get money for them. Luckily at shows the buying public has not felt that way so extra time and patience has paid off. I use colored pencils to create the design, scan the original, set up the note card, print, cut and fold, then emboss. Makes me tired writing about it.  Grateful for the creative/artist side that makes me go one step more to be able to produce a better and different kind of art. I love it when I can do something unique and different.
I think that's the name of the game is to create your own brand of art in your own way, try unusual styles to see what sticks, get the name for being unique in your art (original) not a copy of someone else.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tips on learning to draw

Suggestions on learning to draw
Carry a camera and a sketch book the book does not have to big just so you jot down ideas, colors and etc. 
Get a book bag to carry your supplies in. 
Pencils woodless will work well, a eraser, ink pen ( micron 005 is a great drawing pen) 05 for a technical pencil,x-acto knife to sharpen your woodless pencil. They tend to lose a point easily.   Most of all have fun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Drawing tips and Tricks

 Two more of my Tips and Tricks on Drawing. How to use graphite pencil, ink pen,watercolor, and colored pencils to create exciting look.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

New workshops Drawing

My latest tips and tricks taught at
White Pine Bookstore. Woodless pencils,technical pencil,ink pen, ink washes,colored pencils and how to burnish you drawings. What spray to seal them with. You will go home with tips and tricks copies and the knowledge of how to do this. May 24, May 31 and June 7. evenings at the bookstore with artist Kay Murphy-Wallace

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Newest Bird for my "Birds in Hats" series

Newest bird: Tennessee state bird (Mockingbird) and the state flower (Iris) will soon be available in note cards "My Birds in Hats" series.