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Absinthe: Murder, Mayhem, and Master Painters

Hey everyone, welcome back to another inspiring article! Huge thanks for all of the support, I really appreciate everyone! Today we are going to take a look at something that seemed to mesmerize the master painters of the 1800’s. It’s a magical, black licorice tasting beverage called “Absinthe,” also known as “The Green Fairy.” It
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An Update to My Artistic Journey

Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! I’ve written some previous articles dealing with life, work, and the struggle to become a full-time artist (see Day 96, and #367), so I thought I would keep you updated. I’ve been back in Hawaii for about 1.5 years now and quite a bit has changed. Join in and get
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When a Photo Becomes Reality: Losing a Loved One

My family and I have suffered a great loss recently. It seems that the conceptual photo I created is becoming a reality that I never thought I would experience. My brother was the strongest person I knew; mentally and physically, he was someone everyone could go to for support. There was a darkness inside him
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Peer Pressure Can Make You Sharp or Dull

Growing up as a child, I’ve always thought that peer pressure had a negative connotation. Yet, during a great conversation with a very wise woman (my mom), I realized that peer pressure can also be a positive thing. This type of positive peer pressure can actually sharpen you and make you become a better person.

10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds – Master Composition Without It!

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the support so far with the blog and videos. Today I’m sharing a new video with the world. A video that tries to bring attention to the myths about the rule of thirds floating around out there on the internet. In my opinion, artists could master composition
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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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Annie Leibovitz & Star Wars Analyzed

Today we are taking a look at an exciting, galactic new series of work by Annie Leibovitz. We’ll look closely at her design and composition used in Star Wars to see if she’s still applying her techniques like a master. Does she just show up and press the button or is everything planned down to the...

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Would You Cease to Exist if Facebook Disappeared?

What if your Facebook account suddenly disappeared? Hacked, gone, deleted forever! Would you cease to exist? Many people invest so much time and money, socializing and promoting their precious Facebook page that they would probably feel like their whole life ended if anything were to happen to it (also see Day 174). We all have them right? I do, but
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5 Reasons Why Scanning Your Own Film is Better

This article is for anyone curious about scanning their own film…or knowing how we’ve all been duped when sending it to the lab. I’ll also be showing plenty of examples, some of my new scans, and even a new challenge/commitment to myself. One which was inspired by the Master photographers of Magnum Photos…heck, even Garry Winogrand
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Leonardo Da Vinci Quote, Picasso Master Copy, and Tiny Habits

How’s everyone been doing? Hope you are surviving summer so far! Today I wanted to share a great quote by Leonard da Vinci as well as a new master copy of Picasso that I finished up this June. Oh, and I also include some priceless tips on how to establish good, tiny, creative habits so you
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