Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.


Remember your favorite high-school art class? For some, it may have been the inspiration and beginning of a career in the arts; for others, an exploration of different mediums and creative elements.

Often, those early experiences offer us a period of simple artistic creation — one where hours were devoted to the creation of a single work of art. It’s nice to remember those days, especially when facing deadlines and other daily demands.

In the spirit of all things ink and analog fine arts, browse through some of our favorite inked picks and check out our curated curated lightbox for even more nostalgic inspiration.

Remember your favorite high-school art class? For some, it may have been the inspiration and beginning of a career in the arts; for others, an exploration of different mediums and creative elements.  Often, those early experiences offer us a period of simple artistic creation — one where hours were devoted to the creation of a single work of art. It's nice to remember those days, especially when facing deadlines and other daily demands.  In the spirit of all things ink and analog fine arts, browse through some of our favorite inked picks from the Shutterstock collection, and check out our full curated curated lightbox for even more nostalgic inspiration. Cat_arch_angel

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Top image: Ink drawing of a tree by EdenExit