Tag: Digital Painting

The Dragons Egg and Proper Planning

Proper planning is the key to a successful piece. All the research, reference, reading, studying and practice has a purpose greater than simply getting better. Planning makes the work so much more fluid, it takes all the struggles and challenges and enables you to handle them in your own time. When you spend the time Read More

Another Step Forward and Robert Beverly Hale

In creative work more than any other field it seems that importance of growing must always be at the forefront. As I start each piece, work through their individual challenges and complete the finals I must always be pushing my limits and developing my skills. It almost seems like each stroke of the pencil or Read More

Winged Protection and Time

  In this busy world its just as much about finding time as it is about using the time you do have. As we grow and practice we begin to discover aspects about our creation that no one can teach us. We learn when we paint, write, search, research and rest the best. Take the Read More

Poison Frogs and Fresh Ideas

I was listening to a few podcasts with Chris Oatley and Noah Bradley (1,2) where they were discussing the opportunities out there for illustrators. The beauty of this particular discussion comes from the fact that the emphasis is on individual ways an artists can make income without solely relying on individual commissions or day job Read More

Updates and Portfolio Notes

Lets admit it, sometimes keeping things flowing smoothly is not always easy when you are a freelance illustrator. Everything seems to come in waves, from finances and work to inspiration and technical improvement. But I think that is why having a website or portfolio is important for all artists, working or not. A collection of Read More

Old Friends

As creative individuals we all know the bond that seems to form between ourselves and our work. It can often lead to some stressful times when it comes to weeding out the old works of the past that don’t quite make it up to our current standards. But like any serious development we must often Read More

The Unlikely Hero

I find a lot of the time, as artists and creative types, we create stories, character and even universes from just seeing something once. When you sit and spend hours and hours with these things we create its almost like they become real within our imaginations. Then as your project develops so do the characters Read More

We Need More Llamas

Ever since I was a child I really loved llamas. Not because they look kind of funny, not because they are all that amazing of a creature (even though they are) but for one very special reason. Every time I went to the zoo they spit at my Dad. I mean every single time and Read More

Over your bed

Everyone that I know of loves geckos. So why not create and evil one crawling over your headboard to hypnotize you? Sometimes creating works of art is just so fun, especially when you get to do mesmerizing evil gecko pets. Read More

Creating from linear shapes

 Creating Characters with Simple Line Shapes   Being able to play is an important aspect of creative development that every artist must love in order to keep their mind together. Most of the time we have specific ways we like to explore and draw inspiration. Sometimes its directly from life, other times it comes out Read More

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