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?
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!
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
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