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A new adventure begins, on YouTube!

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This week I took a giant artistic step in a terrifying direction – I created a YouTube channel! I have been avoiding video cameras for years, and lately I realized that I...

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Perception of beauty – a painting study

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Have you ever wondered what is it about a certain face that we find attractive, or boring, or scary? How about your own face? I have days when I wake up, look in the mirror, and I...

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Feathers and bubbles coloring techniques

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In my art group TALM, I offer monthly coloring events. Each event is unique in subject, theme, and goal, and each always ends with one chosen winner. The winner of the event is...

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Painting reflective and transparent surfaces

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Today, I will be digitally painting a still life, concentrating on composition, multiple light sources, reflective and transparent surfaces and light as its own character. I will...

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Back to the basics

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Regardless of how comfortable you get drawing complex objects and composition, it’s always important to practice and review the basics. Today I will be drawing three apples...

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Inspiration vs Plagiarism

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“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” – Edward Hopper Inspiration: noun  in· spi· ra· tion | \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən – A divine...

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The many shades of greyscale

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 Greyscale coloring pages vs greyscale drawing vs black and white photography...

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How your voices shape future art

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Art is a social beast. It is created for people and is driven by people. A creator who doesn’t target an audience, even if that audience is a single person, is not a true...

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How I paint digitally

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As a followup to one of my recent articles, I have been asked to write more in depth about my personal digital painting process. This is not a tutorial or a step by step guide on...

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Passive teaching and learning

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“Truth and knowledge… arise out of observation and experience rather than manipulation of accepted or given ideas”. – John Locke   Over the years numerous...

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