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  • How going to an art museum helped me learn about painting

    Warning: this post contains photos of art containing nudity For those living in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Legion of Honor museum has an exhibition of Gustav Klimt and Auguste Rodin, both of who...

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    Posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:52:14 PM

  • Becoming more awesome through play

    We all know how difficult it can be to motivate ourselves to practice art in the way we need to to get better, whether that be practicing anatomy, studying new techniques, or just doing any art at all...

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    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 2:47:37 AM

  • We're hiring!

    Hi PaperDemon members! If you're a Web developer with some coding skills and are interested in a part time freelance coding gig, please reach out! I'm looking to hire a freelancer part time to do som...

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    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 2:50:44 PM

  • Finding Focus with OmmWriter

    I try to write on a daily basis. It’s handy to keep my skills honed! As with visual art, it helps to keep in practice, even if you just write a few paragraphs. I’ve been writing professionally since ...

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    Posted Mar 27, 2018, 3:52:58 AM

  • Art and Community

    Making Good Art Is About More Than Just Practice and SkillIn times of difficulty and hardship, it’s natural to lean on those close to us to provide support and aid to us. Humans being inherently socia...

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    Posted Mar 14, 2018, 3:06:09 AM

  • 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