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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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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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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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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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Successful Painters that Don’t Draw Well

As most artists do when they are learning, they turn to the masters for a shred of insight on technique and composition. Anything to help them get past their stumbling block. Well, today’s article might give you a glimpse of hope if you are wanting to paint or draw more. Even if you are a well...

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Harold Speed Notes

351/365 Today I wanted to share my notes on Harold Speed and his excellent artistic insight. If you haven’t had the chance to read his books and be directly inspired, perhaps you’ll pull something from my notes....

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Edgar Degas Quote #3

347 /365 We’ve got a great quote by Edgar Degas today. Nothing like looking back to the master painters for inspiration and guidance! With this being our third quote by Degas, let’s see if we can absorb even more words of wisdom from this amazing artist.

How to Combine Old and New Art Techniques

342/365 A while back I read an article in The Drawing Magazine (Summer Issue 2013) by Steven Weiss, an art teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His paintings and sculptures are surprisingly unique and have a sense of original style. The article is based on combining old techniques with new ones. Something...

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M.C. Escher and his Fantastically Unique Artwork

316/365 Today we are going to take a look at M.C. Escher and his fantastically unique artwork. His full name is Maurits Cornelis Escher, which explains the much cooler sounding abbreviation.  We’ll see a great documentary, some of his early work, learn of his struggle, his love, and his passion for creating art. Oh, and...

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