Category: Art Tips

Final artwork for fantasy book cover illustration christopher daring 1 spirits of the dead

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 Daring Adventures Book 1), it’s the perfect time to share some insights into Read More

Original Impressionist oil painting of orange jungle sunset, discovered in jamaica.

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 way our skies dance and play with light and color. Nature manages to create such Read More

Tutorial – Painting A Fantasy Book Cover – Croco-Dragon Rider

Fantasy Cover Tutorial – RIM # 3 – The Protectors For today’s tutorial we will be reviewing the creation of the “Croco-Dragon” illustration for The Royal Institute of Magic #3 The Protectors by Victor Kloss. (Click to purchase his books through my affiliate link and help support two creators at once). The first step for Read More

Fantasy Character illustration of an elf woman collecting magical seeds from her mystical floral harvest.

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

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