Art Thoughts and Lessons

Sketchbook Sunday 08.02.2020

August 2, 2020

This Week’s Updates; Honestly this week’s update is depressing. It’s so little 🙁 But it’s ok, since I know next week will be better. There’s really nothing to make note of out of this week’s stash… except for maybe this particular gem; I was wracking my brain trying to come up with an idea on […]

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The Trouble with Likeness

June 21, 2020

I have not had an art tantrum in forever. Yes, art tantrums are a real thing… and yes, adult professional artists suffer art tantrums. There’s a Donald Duck cartoon that shows Donald frustrated with his artwork that he would crumple up what he’s doing and throw it behind him… just like the way real artists […]

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The Long Grind v Speed Painting

January 18, 2020

So to basically start this article on the right foot, I have to lay down some terms so we are all on the same page. The words “speed painting” gets misconstrued a lot. According to Wikipedia, “speed painting is an artistic technique where the artist has a limited time to finish the work.” The key […]

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Conceptart.org where art thou?

December 4, 2019

Why is it that I love art prompts so much instead of pursuing my own ideas? Why do I love art challenges but HATE spec work? By the time I publish this article, Conceptart.org had been offline for close to six months. The forum went offline at the end of 2019’s summer. I miss the […]

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Simplicity Rules

November 25, 2019

Why do I keep my settings simple and not leverage the full power of digital painting software? There are quite a few stark differences in the work process between different artists in digital painting. Some work with a few simple brushes and one layer or a few layers, others work with many complex brushes on […]

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Throwback Thursday 10.17.2019

October 17, 2019

I have been teaching an important lesson in my YouTube channel; it is important to look at your subject and draw it the way it should be instead of drawing it the way you think it should be. There is a huge difference between the two. When I learned this I was in a figure […]

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Norman Rockwell v Chuck Close

October 13, 2019

Why did I not go the fine art route? What is fine art even? I guess I had to preface this article by defining, or more accurately, trying to define what fine art is. But then I realized that trying to define it is going to be difficult. There are no rigid lines to draw […]

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