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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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The Late Drawings of Picasso

How’s everyone doing today? Huge thanks to all of The Master Pass members for supporting this blog! I really appreciate it! We have another great article, which reveals some rare drawings by Pablo Picasso. He’s considered a master, and it really inspires me to see the sophistication he infuses into his simple drawings. Let’s check out...

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Mastering Composition with Odd Nerdrum

Hello to all the amazing artists out there! Today we have an exciting article that digs deep into the awesome and masterful compositions of Odd Nerdrum. Who is he? Well, I think he’s a living master, and in this article you’ll see why. He may have some questionably “odd” imagery, but he also has some ingenious compositions...

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Score Your Compositions

Welcome back everyone, I’ve got a fun little article today! After watching the video below, which asks the question, “why is modern art so bad,” I was inspired to create a way to score composition. Of course, only someone trained in design (this could be you) will understand the techniques well enough to identify them,
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5 Books Every Artist Needs for Mastering Composition

There are plenty of books out there which cover techniques of mastering composition. Some are good, some are horrible, but I assure you these 5 books I’m listing today are my top recommendations. They are must-have books for artists trying to master composition. Exclusive to The Master Pass members because it has a few FREE...

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Learning to Draw Better: My New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope 2015 was a great year for your art! It was an interesting year for me. I moved to Hawaii, did a lot of fun street photography in Waikiki, finished the Gestalt Psychology video series, so now what? All of my major projects are complete and I’m left with more...

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Egon Schiele Expressive Nudes Documentary

Today we have an inspiring look at Egon Schiele and his provocative and expressive nude paintings. The first time I heard of his name was in Myron Barnstone’s Drawing Class. He analyzed some of his works and showed how he was using the same composition and design techniques as the masters. What techniques was he using?...

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Your Portfolio is like a Window for Shoppers

If people are window shopping they need to see something that is unique and captivating…or at least something that they are interested in. Like a nice cool, refreshing Shave Ice (seen above). This is why so many companies spend so much time designing their window displays. It’s their chance to lure the customer in to
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Harold Speed: Drawing with Dither

Today we are going to take a closer look at Harold Speed’s words of wisdom. He was a talented artist and even a better teacher. One thing that stuck out to me is his quote about drawing with dither. What is it? Well, let’s take a closer look!

Printmaking Artist Gustave Dore

How’s everyone doing today? You don’t have to answer that, but I hope all is going well in your part of the world. Today we are going to take a look at Gustave Dore, a master artist I stumbled across while researching another. I was blown away with the atmosphere he was able to create…especially when I
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