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Transition from Traditional to Digital Art

When you transition from traditional to digital art things are going to be awkward at first. So to make the change as quickly and painlessly as possible you want to do the things that make the digital tablet feel as close to traditional as possible. (more…)

Natural Artistic Ability – Real or Not

Is there such a thing as natural artistic ability? I’ll get my opinion out of the way now, “No, I don’t believe there is natural artistic ability” – let the roasting begin. (more…)

How to Start a Digital Painting

How to Start a Digital Painting

How to Start a Digital Painting

First of all, hello and welcome I’m glad you decided to stop by. Now, you want to learn how to start a digital painting. To summarize it,  my method starts very loosely.  I’ll even say it’s a sloppy mess, but that is the very best place to begin because you can only go up from there. (more…)

Halloween Concept Art – Familiars

Halloween Concept Art – Familiars

Here is the second entry in the Halloween concept art category, a piece about familiars. I try to have a more subtle take on these kinds of subjects, as they’re often portrayed as pure gore-fest, during this time of year. That and having grown up during the time of accordion armed and legged scarecrow and skeleton decorations my sensibilities have been permanently steered towards the suspense filled rather than total shock filled senses. (more…)

How do Artists Sell Their Work

How do Artists Sell Their Work

How do artists sell their work? I’ve often wondered why one artist is hugely popular and makes a ton of sales while another is barely able to get their sales off the ground. The one glaringly obvious reason that I was totally blind to – and I think a lot of other artist are also – isn’t the kind of artwork or even the quality, but the personality of the artist. (more…)