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  • 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

  • Hello Internet! Live video with BogusRed

    Hey PaperDemon members! :pd: I just did a live video session on our Facebook page talking a bit about the PaperDemon community and where I see it going in the future. I also talked a little bit about...

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    Posted Sep 22, 2017, 9:02:45 PM

  • Why learning to see will make you a better artist

    One of the benefits of taking the time to really study from life is that it helps build your internal library if you want to draw a scene and you don't have the time to spend hours looking for photo ...

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    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 3:50:36 PM

  • [newsletter] How pancakes can make you a better artist, animation reboots, overcoming creative block

    Hello creative peeps. BogusRed here with another newsletter of helpful tips and info to feed your creative minds. How did your August go? Were you creative and productive?   Tips, Tricks, Tutorials  ...

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    Posted Aug 27, 2017, 11:05:44 PM

  • Small change to critique/comments feature

    Previously when submitting art you could choose from 5 different comment levels and the option was hidden in "additional info". Since our new focus for PaperDemon is about self improvement, requestin...

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    Posted Aug 24, 2017, 4:12:53 PM

  • How eating pancakes helped me be a productive artist

    Do you struggle to be productive as an artist? I do. The problem I am good at starting projects, but not so good at finishing them. I often have crazy ideas for things and collaborate with friends to...

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    Posted Aug 20, 2017, 9:02:20 PM