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Throwback Thursday 07.02.2020

July 2, 2020

Today’s yesterday spin is a look back at an artwork that is actually already part of my portfolio; Just like I mentioned in the image description, I absolutely love this speed painting. What makes this image really evocative is the fact that I decided to keep the background simple. With that simple greenish layer, the […]

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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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Throwback Thursday 01.30.2020

January 30, 2020

The featured image for this article is so painful to look at. By the time I made this piece it was already 2010. I have been digitally painting for about three to four years by the time I made this work, albeit I didn’t have a daily art practice yet. It’s no surprise then that […]

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YouTube Update 01.01.2020

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year everyone!

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YouTube Update 12.20.2019

December 20, 2019

New videos up in my channel! These will be the last for this year. Merry Christmas y’all!

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YouTube Update 12.15.2019

December 15, 2019

I’m finally finished with “Mama’s Ice Cream.” I’ve been grinding on the piece off and on since about spring of this year. I’m glad it is off my plate. The final image can be seen in my portfolio or through this link; http://edgarej.com/eow332-ice-cream-shop/. Check out the narrated timelapse of the video down below;

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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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