Monthly Archives: March 2014

Solve Problems Early With Study Sketches Before Your Final Painting!

Solve Problems Early With Study Sketches Before Your Final Painting! Painting should be fun, but when it starts looking bad, the joy rapidly dwindles.  What if with a little preliminary work, you can ensure a more enjoyable process and a better piece of art? This post is a continuation on the process of creating a [...]

Solve Problems Early With Study Sketches Before Your Final Painting!2019-01-07T10:12:01+00:00

Starting A Self Portrait With The Composition Study

Starting A Self Portrait With The Composition Study Continuing from my post earlier this week about creating my yearly self portrait and in time for Jerry's Artarama Self Portrait Contest, I am beginning the process with a composition study sketch. To read the previous post explaining the process of creating the general concept of the [...]

Starting A Self Portrait With The Composition Study2014-03-28T22:16:15+00:00

My Recent Video Tweeted By Jerry’s Artarama

My Recent Video Tweeted By Jerry's Artarama I forgot to embed this in my last blog post concerning starting a self portrait.  The next stage of the video will be up tomorrow where I actually create the Composition Study. And then over the weekend, I'll have the Color Sketches of the Self Portrait posted. Keep [...]

My Recent Video Tweeted By Jerry’s Artarama2014-03-18T20:12:58+00:00

Painting A Self Portrait and Jerry’s Artarama Contest

Painting A Self Portrait and Jerry's Artarama Contest Follow Along With Me In Creating A Self Portrait Over The Next Few Weeks Self Portrait Study 2012 Every year at around my birthday in March, I paint a self portrait.  I've been doing for a long time as an exercise to see the progress [...]

Painting A Self Portrait and Jerry’s Artarama Contest2014-03-17T16:03:22+00:00

How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist I walk the dog most mornings and as I do, I listen to an audiobook.  It’s my time to take in the day and prepare myself for whatever the day may bring.  If the audiobook is a good one, the thoughts presented stay with me throughout my day.  If the [...]

How To Be An Artist2014-03-09T11:46:51+00:00

How To Draw Hair Easily – from The Studio by Matt Abraxas

How To Draw Hair Easily - from The Studio by Matt Abraxas Lesson in How to Draw or Paint Realistically You can go straight to the video HERE Working on an illustration that involved a portrait of a woman, I had the challenge of creating a different hair style than I had on the model.  Typically, [...]

How To Draw Hair Easily – from The Studio by Matt Abraxas2014-03-06T09:58:09+00:00