Did the Ancient Greeks see a mermaid? Brizo from Delos

How do legends start? They’re usually based on some kind of truth. Or what someone with a lot of charisma thought was the truth. On the Ancient Greek island of Delos, women would leave offerings to a beautiful nude female creature that they called Brizo. They’d leave her offerings in…

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How to deal with distractions

Distractions. Nowadays, it seems like we have more than we’ve ever had before. Before, we had the telephone and the television. And that was it. If nobody called and nothing was on TV, you got shit done. So much easier to have a creative mindset back then. Note that I…

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Why I prefer hot press paper

I personally prefer hot press paper. Why? Because the bread and butter of my art are not the colors. It's the drawing under the colors. Hot press paper is the most smooth, and the easiest to draw on. If you're wondering the difference between the two papers, cold press paper…

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Artists I like – Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya isn't my favorite artist of all-time. I'm writing about him first in my Artists I like series because he's the very first non-American artist I studied in real life. My wife and I have a hard rule. Every year, we have to leave the country to a country…

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Why do people buy art?

Have you ever asked anyone why they bought art? I don't mean in a negative way, like "why the hell would you buy that?" I mean, ask them sincerely why they purchased that particular piece of art. You'll be surprised at the responses you'll get from art buyers. You pretty…

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