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Hard and Soft Edges in Digital Painting

Hard and Soft Edges in Digital Painting

Using hard and soft edges in your painting does give depth and definition to your subject but more importantly these  edges break up the sameness of a painting and make it a whole lot more interesting to look at. (more…)

Cemetery Gate Digital Painting

Cemetery Gate Digital Painting

My latest painting of a cemetery gate is, to many people, a morose subject.  I don’t see it that way. What I see is the art and the design of human beings that want to honor the passing of loved ones.

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Drawing a Face From Imagination

Drawing a Face From Imagination

Years ago, when I first tried drawing a face from imagination, it was a total failure.  It always looked flat and lifeless, as opposed to the portraits I did from a photograph.  When I held them up side by side the reason was obvious. The drawing from imagination  lacked a certain kind to information.

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Halloween Concept Art – Faeries

Halloween Concept Art – Faeries

One of the mythical creatures that doesn’t get much mention at Halloween is the ‘Faerie’.  Though faeries are a popular costume and one is a co-lead in a very popular movie, they aren’t the first mention when Halloween comes around. Faeries are the Halloween concept art subject this time. (more…)

Adding Detail to Paintings

This is a pet peeve of mine. When someone wants you to do a portrait for them and you tell them that you need a large, close up, clear photo but they give you a 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch blurry photo. I need detail.  So what I end up doing is getting it from similar reference material and incorporate it into the painting. This is how I’m adding detail to paintings where none exist. (more…)