3 side money tips for artists

We all know the obvious top three ways artists make money - selling paintings, teaching, and commissioned works. But we're not talking about the obvious ways to make money for artists. We're talking about side money. And more importantly, two of these methods will make you money in your sleep.…

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You can teach yourself how to draw

At the age of 42, I still got intimidated by the drawings parents put on the fridge that their bratty kid did. Yes, those brats were more talented than I was. But, I finally said to myself I wanted to learn to draw. I was sick of being outdone by…

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What I look for in a Pinup Model

I primarily use two models for everything - Allie and Roxy. Allie is the blonde. Roxy is the brunette. Both of them are some of my closest friends on the planet. I worked with Allie throughout her pregnancy and regret never doing a pregnant painting of her. I really should…

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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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Can Pinup Art be considered High Art?

Where do we draw the line in what is Pop Art vs High Art? Can pinup art be considered High Art? Serious question. After all, look at a lot of the Post Modernist garbage. They consider that bullshit high art. And it takes a million times more talent and work…

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