Stop Waiting for “Inspiration” and Start Creating

Anyone who’s taken a stroll in the art world has probably heard of the term “inspiration.” I know living in the world world, it’s something I hear about all the time as one of the most vital things about being an artist. It’s that magical, unearthly feeling of experiencing something; an event, a sensation, another…

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I Don’t Want to Paint

This morning, I overslept, still woke up early enough to where I’m not leaving the door for work 20 minutes before my shift, but still enough that it caused a detriment to my morning routine. Even so, I found that I had some extra time today than I did yesterday (and I did manage to…

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Don’t Let A Bad Week Ruin Your Weekend

I’m sure you’ve had a terrible day, or a string of days at work. It wasn’t a single event that caused your stress and grief, not necessarily, but things going wrong just little by little. All the while, you’re getting more and more distressed without even having realized it. It doesn’t really matter what it…

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How to Start Oil Painting

1. Know What Kind of Things You Want to Paint I’ve said this before in my post about becoming an artist if you haven’t even so much as drawn a stick figure. You will be more excited, more passionate, and have a much easier time if you like the thing you’re learning to paint. When…

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7 Things You Should Say to Yourself Like a Crazy Person

Monday Musings

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My Art Philosophy and the 5 Books that Shaped It

“Books are the REAL treasures of the world!” – Skeletor

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How to Become an Artist Fast (If You’ve Never Even Drawn a Stick Figure Before)

Everybody seems to have this misconception that in order to be a real “artist,” you have to have this god-like talent. Some people are artists, and some aren’t. Full disclosure, this post covers primarily drawing That’s not true at all! It really doesn’t take much to develop a drawing skill that will impress your friends…

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