Today’s creative guest is Karen Abend from www.karenabend.com. Karen is an artist and illustrator who licenses her work. You may also know her as the creator of Sketchbook Revival, a free online event which has run for the last two years. Sketchbook Revival brings together a group of art teachers to share their ideas and inspiration for filling up your sketchbook.
Karen talks about
- How her creative journey began
- How she transitioned from the field of art conservation to creating her own art
- What subjects she likes to draw and why
- Her process for creating art
- How she got started with art licensing and now licenses her greeting card designs
- How and why she came up with the idea for Sketchbook Revival
- Tips for building a sketchbook practice
The course Karen mentions where she learned about art licensing is by Lilla Rogers www.makeartthatsells.com
Artists that Karen mentions:
- Lisa Congdon – she has taken her surface pattern classes
- Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis
- Hsin Ping Pan
- Shel Silverstein
- Leo Leonini
- Louise Nevelson
- Chika Miyata
- Linda Barry
- Nina Rycroft, an Artist who teaches on Skillshare
Find out more about Karen Abend
You can find out more about Karen and see her art and illustration on her website www.karenabend.com
Karen is hoping to run another Sketchbook Revival next year so sign up for her newsletter to get notified
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