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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A Tale of Two Sisters 0

Back in 2010, I had one of my little spurts of creativity and produced a pencil drawing of The Swan II that I was particularly proud of. You know the kind. The kind that you stand back from and look around the room, hoping someone will come by and tell you how awesome you are. […]

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Austin Comic Con! 0

Had the great pleasure of attending Wizard World’s Comic Con in Austin this past weekend. This was the first time I was selling prints of my art and I was just humbled and overjoyed at the response. Things really kicked into high gear on Sunday when I brought my watercolor setup and went about finishing […]

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Lovecraft’s Tie 0

Last night in Houston, Texas, I attended my very first art show. Or, rather, I attended an art show where pieces of mine were hanging on the wall. To say it was an amazing experience would be an understatement. The show was called “Love, Lovecraft,” and it was held at the EastEnd Gallery in Houston. […]

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