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Right Brain Roundup: April 2012

Image courtesy of Patrick Hoesly

Here’s my pick of the best art and creativity articles from around the web this past month:

Lessons to be learned from Thomas Kinkade

Art Licensing Blog

Sadly, the successful licensed artist Thomas Kinkade died earlier this month, aged just 54. Kinkade built a very lucrative career from licensing his artworks, and in this article, Tara Reed discusses the rift caused by artists who look down on art that is created for commercial purposes. Read this post…

When Everything You Do Feels Like Something You Have to Do, Not Something You Want to Do

Living a Creative Life

This is a post for anyone who struggles to find the time to be creative. The fact is, you’ll never find time to do the things you want to do, you have to make the time by learning to do whatever you can in whatever small amount of time you have, rather than waiting until you have more time to spend on it. Read this post…

Your Artist’s Sketchbook – 10 Tips For Creativity


Some great tips on squeezing the most creativity out of your sketchbook, including throwing coffee on it! Read this post…

How Geniuses Think

The Creativity Post

Have you ever wondered how geniuses come up with ideas? Creative geniuses know how to think, rather than what to think. Learn some of their thinking strategies in this great article by Michael Michalko. Read this post…

I hope you enjoyed these articles. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve found any other great reads this month.

4 Comments on Right Brain Roundup: April 2012

  1. Garland Arnaud says:

    I Love what was shared here but I’ve never had trouble working out anywhere from 5-minutes to an hour daily to be Creative as an Artist. Even if it’s just looking at other Artist’s work or reading about the new products that have come out, along with watching a Demo off the TV or the Internet. Thanks for Sharing.

    • Dan Johnson says:

      Thanks Carole. I’ll be putting this together as a download very soon. I’ll let you know when it’s available 🙂

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