Love Your Accomplishments and Feel Good

Move Forward, Create and Share   Being creative can be hard, real hard. So, as often as possible, love what you do and what you have accomplished. How many have gone their whole life afraid to even start? How many hit that first road block, then threw it all away? How many have gone for Read More

Bringing Dreams to Life

In one way or another, we all want to bring our dreams to life. Whether we want to learn a new skill, develop a product, or buy a fancy new car, its all about making an image in our head come to fruition in the real world. It can take 5 minutes or 5 years Read More

Utilize the Creative Potential of Side-Step Work

As creative individuals we find ourselves wanting to work in one or a few different directions. But, quite often, we end up working on a wide range of projects that may have little or nothing to do with our personal goals. When I first began my freelance illustration career I heard many people talk about Read More

You Don’t Study Art, You Slowly Become It

I see artists asking all the time,  what to study, how much to study, when to study and so on. First of all, we all start there and stay there for a certain amount of time. But what we all eventually realize, in one way or another, is that we start to see, practice, do Read More

Treating Clients Well and the Value of Building Relationships

As creatives we come across quite a few different personalities through our work. Whether you are a freelance designer or work in a studio, we all meet with people regularly in one way or another. But even though our communications are centered around business we are all still dealing with people. Some projects are individual Read More

Being Motivated by Your Past

Many of us have dreams, inspirations and loves in our current lives that have built off all the we experienced. These resources often give us enough to come up with new ideas and push us into new imaginative directions. But what about the loves of your childhood past. Perhaps it was dragons and knights, maybe Read More

A few more for the Vault

Ahh yes progress is nice, but it is so sad to see some old friends go. All the hours spent were not wasted though. Art is a fluid process much like a river and through time the pieces of our past go downstream paving the way for the stream to build and grow. May all Read More

Scar the Uzgoth Leader First Released Concept for DownsideUp Games

Finally I have the opportunity to share with you one of the character concepts for a tactical strategy game being developed for Downsideup games. I had such a blast creating so much work for Oliver and his team. I got the opportunity to not only create a  boat load of characters, creatures and mechs but Read More

Saving Mim the revamp

As an illustrator we are presented with a wide range of opportunities to work with others in a wide variety of direction and purpose. Usually I am creating a piece for someone who has not had work done or needs new material to fill their visual profile. But with Saving Mim I was asked to Read More

Forest Shaman

After months of non-stop work I finally got the chance to go out and solo camp in the middle of the woods. Something about being out in nature really clears your head and helps one to remember the wealth of opportunity in the world around us. With that experience I was inspired to create the Read More

Reference from the Masters and Desert Strike

  As artists we often think of our developing technique, style, approach and flow. But we must also consider our maturing ability to find reference. As you start to get a feel for colors, values, compositions and all aspects that make up art you have to search out and find people and art that will Read More

Who is the real Beast?

  Today marks another day in the evolution of life as an artist. As we develop we take a lot of the ideas and concepts of the past and totally smash them to pieces. But it is important not to throw those pieces away. Whether it is an old technique, idea or feeling we have Read More

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