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  • Why New Year's Resolutions are a Trap

    Why I think New Year's’ resolutions aren’t worth worrying about, and what I’m doing instead. I'll also share my art goals for the year 2018.The Deadly Pitfall of the New Year’s ResolutionThe new ye...

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    Posted Feb 10, 2018, 6:18:26 PM

  • Art, Confusion, and Adorable Bunnies

    An interview with Artist and Illustrator Christine Rhee Illustrations by Christine Rhee. Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Christine Rhee, a talented artist and illustrator who...

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    Posted Jan 28, 2018, 9:50:31 PM

  • 3 Strategies for Overcoming Artist's Block

    A few of my artist friends have confided in me about their struggle with artist's block, known by some as "art rut." Artist’s block is an incredibly common problem among us creative people. In essenc...

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    Posted Jan 20, 2018, 7:35:07 PM

  • Finding Your Muse

    Don't Wait for it, Go Out and Grab It!In Greek Mythology, the Muses were thought to be the source of knowledge and inspiration for the arts. Today we use the term more loosely, as anyone or anything t...

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    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 3:24:17 AM

  • How to draw from life, step by step

    Why is drawing from life important? While it is exciting to draw fanart of your favorite Overwatch characters, all these characters were based from life. Even mythical creatures like dragons and grif...

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    Posted Dec 10, 2017, 8:00:26 PM

  • How to get better at anatomy [Livestream]

    Per request, I hosted a livestream explaining the process of studying anatomy and did some drawing to demonstrate how studying the human figure is an essential step to learning anatomy. Anatomy is a ...

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    Posted Dec 4, 2017, 5:26:31 PM

  • Art and the Internet

    How the Ubiquitous Nature of the Internet Has Affected Artists and Their Work Over the last couple generations, many major technological advances have radically changed the way we all live our lives ...

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    Posted Nov 29, 2017, 4:33:22 PM

  • How to start a drawing routine and why it's so important

    In the last article I wrote I talked about how all art is valid and valuable and you should find happiness in your work no matter how bad your brain seems to want you to think it is. In that article,...

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    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 12:20:07 AM

  • It's time for some self care

    With all the news of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations and seeing my Facebook wall flooded with #MeToo posts, it's taken a toll on my mental health.   As an empathetic person, when my f...

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    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 4:02:57 PM

  • Your Own Worst Enemy

    Being an artist is no cake walk by any stretch of imagination. It can be a lot of fun, don't get me wrong, but there's a whole host of roadblocks one can face, including (but definitely not limited t...

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    Posted Oct 8, 2017, 11:46:56 PM