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“Moby” the Mobile Studio: for Painting and Photography

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the continued support…I really appreciate all of the emails, comments, and messages. Today I’m going to let you in on a huge project I’ve been working on. I built a mobile studio! My girlfriend and I have a tiny apartment in Hawaii, so there’s not much room
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Email Q & A: Dynamic Symmetry and Canvas Sizes

Hey everyone, thanks for joining in today. Huge thanks for all of the support this entire year of 2016. I hope everyone had a great time during the holidays! I thought I would share an in-depth email that I had with a Master Pass member. It’s loaded with great questions and answers. It should let...

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Mastering Composition: Analyzing Art Books with Tracing Paper

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m excited to bring you my first video tutorial in a long while. My goal for 2017 is to do more of these videos, so get excited! Today we are going to look at the way we can keep our skills sharp by analyzing art books with tracing paper. It’s a...

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Stanley Kubrick’s Best Photographs

Hey everyone, welcome back and huge thanks for all of the support! Today we are going to cover one of my all time favorite directors, Stanley Kubrick. Did you know that he started as a very talented photographer before he directed his first movie? Let’s take a look at some of his best photos and how...

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Horizon Zero Dawn – Analyzed Video Game

Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! Much love for all of the continued support, I truly appreciate it! We have a first today! I analyze some artwork from the intriguing video game called “Horizon Zero Dawn.” I don’t have a gaming system, but I thought the visuals on this game looked stunning. I...

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The Problem with Leading Lines

Welcome back everyone! As always, I thank you for all of the support. Much love for everything! Today we are going to be taking a look at the well known photography term “Leading Lines,” and why we need to strike it from our artistic vocabulary. Ok, maybe I’m being too dramatic, but we definitely need...

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Rest in Peace Myron Barnstone – 10.29.16

As some of you might have heard, my mentor Myron Barnstone has passed away. He was a great man that changed my life, as well as many other artists. His daughter Cat was kind enough to keep his following updated with his health, which helped with his final days. I’ll continue to honor his legacy
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Composition with Overlapping Root Rectangles

Hi everyone, welcome back! Much love for all of the continued support. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of the great emails, comments, and gratitude I receive every day. Today we are going to cover a topic that sparked my interest ever since I analyzed a Klimt painting (see #404). He composed...

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The Revenant – Analyzed Cinema

How’s everyone doing today? Much love for all of the continued support! I truly appreciate everything! Today we are going to be taking a closer look at “The Revenant,” directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, which is the exciting art film that finally earned Leonardo DiCaprio his golden statue of achievement (Oscar). This movie is filled with violence...

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Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

Hey everyone, welcome back! Much love for all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a look at the top 10 techniques for mastering composition. There are plenty of tools we can use to communicate our visual message with clarity, but these are by far the most important. Meaning, they are applied...

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