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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Blatantly Plagiarize

#465 How’s everyone doing? I hope you are all well! Thank you so much for all of your support, it’s much appreciated. Today we are going to look at probably some of the worst art you will ever see. An artist by the name of Marco Battaglini takes classical paintings, pop culture, celebrities, and quotes…smashes...

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Our Fascination With Toned Images

#464 Hey everyone, welcome back to another awesome article. Huge thanks for all of the continued support. Much love! With the recent fascination of tones from Instagram filters, phone filters, color grading videos, LUT’s…it all had to stem from somewhere, right? Today we are going to look at toning an image and how it relates to...

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Vincent Van Gogh – Analyzed Painting #5

#457 Hey everyone, I hope you are well. Thanks for joining in today, and for all of the support thus far. It’s always appreciated! We’re going to be analyzing one of my favorite Vincent Van Gogh paintings today. It’s one of his closest friends from Arles (France), postman Joseph Roulin, and the painting is located in...

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Absinthe: Murder, Mayhem, and Master Painters

#445 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.”
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How to Self-Critique Your Photo or Painting

#444 Hey everyone, welcome back to another educational article based on composition and design! As always, huge thanks for the amazing support! Today we are going to take a look at some highly effective techniques you can use to critique your work when no one else is there to help you out. We’ve covered some of...

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How to Create a Hierarchy in Your Photograph or Painting

#442 Welcome back everyone, huge thanks for all of the continued support! Today we have another helpful article that covers how to create a hierarchy in your photograph or painting. Why would we want to do this? To give emphasis where it’s needed and create order within the composition. I’ll show you plenty of examples, so...

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The Top Techniques to Create Visual Impact in Your Art

#441 Huge thanks to all The Master Pass members for your amazing support! You help keep this blog going! Your support allows me to share these techniques with the world…inevitably changing the future of art. Too awesome! Today we are going to look at the top composition techniques to create visual impact in your art. Photography,...

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Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

#435 Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the amazing support as always! I truly appreciate everyone! We’ve got a great painting by Toulouse Lautrec that we are going to be analyzing today. We’ll see how he uses design techniques like, figure-ground relationship, dynamic symmetry, arabesques, and gamut to create his masterpiece. We’ll also take...

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Dynamic Symmetry – How to use it in Photography and Painting

#431 Hey everyone, thanks for all of the continued support. Much love! I’ve got a new video on dynamic symmetry for everyone! Using the dynamic symmetry grids is a great way to incorporate unity, movement and rhythm within your art…whether it’s photography, or painting. Dynamic symmetry can be used for all visual arts, and I
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“Moby” the Mobile Studio: for Painting and Photography

#429 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
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