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Throwback Thursday 05.07.2020

May 7, 2020

So I did this charcoal drawing in a figure drawing class way back in college. I’m not sure what prompted me to draw my classmates instead of the model… maybe it was the way I was angled towards the mirror… maybe I just started sketching and messed up my sense of scale, ending up in […]

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Throwback Thursday 04.30.2020

April 30, 2020

Back in 2017, for a very brief moment, I experimented with a style that was heavily inspired by a YouTube artist I once followed, Daisy Naidu. Unfortunately, her account has gone private, so it’s difficult for me to link to her artwork that reflects what I was trying to do here; The one on the […]

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Throwback Thursday 04.02.2020

April 2, 2020

So typically I post images in throwback Thursday that is not part of my public portfolio. Either the images are too dated for me to put in my juried portfolio or that I don’t like it much. Today I figured I would take a look back at an image I did that to this day, […]

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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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YouTube Update 10.15.2019

October 15, 2019

This is a study I did of a favorite comic book artist of mine, Frank Frazetta. He did covers for the Heavy Metal magazine and is known as a really good fantasy artist. Watch the video and learn about the dangers of tunnel vision as well as how to paint gold metal.

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