A thought crossed my mind the other day as I finished up a graphite portrait. “What is the benefit of a hand-drawn portrait versus a photo?” I wanted to put myself in the shoes of a client and really attempt to understand the value of having my family and I drawn as oppose to having […]Read More 3 Benefits of a Hand-drawn Portrait Versus a Photo?
Create faux marble by using paint layers and examining the real thing.Read More Marbling Effects
Using common construction foam found at your local home improvement store, you can simply create the base for faux stone.Read More Set Design: Creating faux stone with construction foam!
To ensure a durable top coat with acrylic paint, you first need a well prepared surface to paint on. See how to properly prepare a plastic surface for acrylic paint.Read More Painting Tip: Preparing Plastic for a Topcoat (With Video)
Three quick painting tips that help me create a believable recreation of objects in nature.Read More 3 Quick Painting Tips!
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” -Japanese ProverbRead More Directing Vision: Observations while completing a mural.
I use to gloss over perspective until I was given a different perspective.Read More A Perspective on Perspective
Creating an ‘old world’ Florentine window from foam board, trim and thrift store knick knacks.Read More Creating an ‘Old World’ Florentine Window (Part 1)
Easy steps to transform an old wood slab door.Read More How to Make an Aged, Antique Door
As an artist, I observe. I’ve found that it is an obsession of mine that keeps me learning. Learning how to recreate what ever it is that I just studied and make it believable to me and others. I did a lot of self portraits as a kid. I tried to recreate what a face looks […]Read More A Lesson in Observing: 5 Simple Tips