Technique over Tools

A good artist will produce better art with cheap crayons than a bad artist with the absolute best oils, acrylics, or watercolors. That’s just a fact. You know it. I know it. Everyone knows this. Just like give a guy like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix a cheap guitar and

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Homage to Mel Ramos

I’ve been in tons of bands. No, none you’ve ever heard of. The most money we’ve ever made a night was a whopping $43, that we had to split between four people. Yay! In other words, we starved. But that’s the fate of 99.99% of bands. They starve. Then they

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Honing the painting process

Process is what separates the amateur artists from the professional artists. You’ll see a professional artist with an excellent process. It will look fluid and easy reproducible. But the question is – how did they get to that point? And how long will it take? Just paint. You learn by

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On Pinups and the S Curve

You’ve seen it before. Actually, if you’ve done pinups, you more than likely already done it many times. The S Curve was first used in the West by the Ancient Greeks. Here’s The Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch. The statue depicts the Goddess of Beauty – Aphrodite herself.

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Opium Tales paints a Mucha Girl

Where to start with art

I’m going to let you in on something deeply personal. I’m an extrovert. I’ve never had a problem performing music live. That’s my strength. I loved working a crowd back when I was in bands. But art? I really struggled since it’s a more personal thing. It’s an alone thing

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