Noah Bradley — the mad genius behind the phenomenal blog post “Don’t Go to Art School” — drew a line in the sand today by challenging artists (like you and me) to draw an hour a day for the next 21 days. That’s an easy challenge to make, obviously, but Noah does one better by […]
It used to be a common joke in Hollywood that every actor would say, “But what I really want to do is direct.” And I used to wonder… why not just go direct? The thought that one had to be an actor of some note and merit before one could transition into an entirely different profession […]
I read something a few weeks back that stuck with me and I saved this quote. I’ve been reading from friends about how artists and musicians are undervalued, and how they get indignant and angry when someone offers them a rate that seems to be completely ignorant of what it takes to produce a piece […]
Here’s a snippet of a walk-through by a friend of mine, Sidharth Chaturvedi, who graciously allowed me to repost it here. I’ve included the first few steps, but click over to his site to get the full step-by-step. I think it’s awesome to see working artists giving back to the community so early in their […]
I started off using Pinterest the same way anybody else does — badly. Oh, sure, I followed a few friends, found my feed suddenly flooded with pictures of the perfect blouse or pair of slingback heels. Except, you know, I’m a guy. So most of that stuff was less than relevant. Later, a friend of […]
Stanley “Artgerm” Lau does it again. I was loathe to post another process video, but this one is at normal speed. At a little over three hours, this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it does remove the artificial sense that the artist is moving at Flash-like speed and never makes any mistakes. […]
I’m usually reluctant to post things that pose as tutorials but which are really just sped up demonstrations that seem to say, “Look how good I am!” That being said… geez. Look how good this guy is. Artgerm makes this looks deceptively easy. Check it out.
I’ve got very complicated feelings about doing fan art, but when the opportunity presented itself this week to draw my favorite character for an end-of-year sketchblog throwdown, I knew I had to put those feelings aside. Or, at the very least, use the process as a teaching tool. I took a few screen shots as […]
My buddy Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters) was doing a thing over on his sketchblog and opened the door for folks to submit. The theme was “your favorite character of 2012.” This was mine.
A few months back, I had the distinct honor of attending a workshop hosted in Seattle by TLC Workshops. It was my first art instruction of any kind, and I was at the hands of two masters: the astounding fantasy painter, Brom, and my own personal art hero, Iain McCaig. In the course of just […]