The Piper Project 2

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 […]

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The Bride, WIP – Part 1 0

A few months ago I decided that if I wanted to create an art instruction blog (you’re reading it now), then I wanted to expand my own skill base as much as possible. Not because I wanted to master every medium on the planet (good luck there!), but because I find that I continually learn […]

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None More Batman 2

Pound for pound, I think the greatest artists in the world work in comics. No lie. They’ve got to be able to draw literally anything and anything, 22 pages a month, on-time every time and they have to do it jaw-dropping detail. Now, if you’re a comics reader, you know what happens to popular characters. […]

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10 Things That Will Immediately Improve Your Art 0

I’ve spent a lot of time compiling this list. When I really think about it, I have to admit that — like the best common sense — I’ve been compiling this list all my life. Today was about editing. About stripping away the non-essentials and getting down to the 10 things that really belong here. […]

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The Success of Failure 0

  The first time I did a toned drawing… it sucked. And I’m not talking about some distant point in the past, back before I wrote the bestselling The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing. I’m not talking about when I was in art school. Because I never attended art school. In fact, I’ve never had […]

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A Day with the Dead 0

Returning from my wild success at East End Studio Gallery in Houston, I was delighted that they asked me to submit something for their next show — Dia de Los Muertos. Day of the Dead. I’d seen the style of art before, and, in fact, my good friend Julie Zarate had done an entire series […]

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