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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When in doubt, paint dancers

There's no such thing as too many paintings of dancers. Dancing is one of the most human things we do. I'm married. But if I were single, and I met a cute girl who couldn't dance, I'll give her the evil words. You know them - "let's just be friends."…

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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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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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Mechanical pencils vs regular pencils for artists

I finally broke down and bought a mechanical pencil. No, I've never even used one. I've always just used regular pencils. And you know what? There's no way in hell I'm going back to regular pencils. I got regular pencils all over the place. Hundreds of them. Yes, literally. But,…

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