Competition Art Creation – Pabst Blue Ribbon

Competition Art Creation – Pabst Blue Ribbon

Competing With Your Art Competition art is one of creations that we may find ourselves toying with from time to time. Many artists say that it is not good, because large companies outsource huge amounts of work for very little money or cost to them. And I agree,...
Christopher Daring Cover 1 – Fantasy Book Illustration Insights

Christopher Daring Cover 1 – Fantasy Book Illustration Insights

Christopher Daring Cover 1 Creating the illustration of Christopher Daring Cover 1: Spirits of the Dead for author Stephen Willis was a great experience. And with the book and new designs now available Spirits of the Dead: A Supernatural Adventure (The Christopher...
Gaia Fine Art Insights – Jamaican Sunset – Oil on Board

Gaia Fine Art Insights – Jamaican Sunset – Oil on Board

Tutorial – Jamaican Sunset For today’s Gaia Fine Art Insights #1 we will be reviewing the creation of the “Jamaican Sunset” oil painting in an impressionist style. (Click to purchase the Original Work). There is something so magical about the...
Art Accomplishments and Feeling Good

Art Accomplishments and Feeling Good

Move Forward, Create and Share Being creative can be hard, real hard. Which is why we need to value out art accomplishments, no matter how small. So, as often as possible, love what you do and what you have accomplished. How many have gone their whole life afraid to...
Bringing Art Dreams to Life

Bringing Art Dreams to Life

In one way or another, we all want to bring our art 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 to...
Utilize Side Projects for Growth

Utilize Side Projects for Growth

As creative individuals we find ourselves wanting to work in one or a few different fields of study. But, quite often, we end up working on a wide range of side projects that may have little or nothing to do with our personal growth. When I first began my freelance...
You Don’t Study Art, You Slowly Become It

You Don’t Study Art, You Slowly Become It

I see artists asking it all the time…. How to study art, 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,...
Treating Clients Well | Real Value

Treating Clients Well | Real Value

Working with art clients can be fun, but scary. 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...
Being Motivated by Your Past

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....
More Old Art Retired to the Vault

More Old Art Retired to 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. Here is some old art retired to make room for new. Art is a fluid process much like a river and through time the pieces of our past go downstream paving...
Scar the Uzgoth Leader | Villain Concept Art

Scar the Uzgoth Leader | Villain Concept Art

Finally I have the opportunity to share with you one of the character villain concept art pieces done last summer. It is 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...