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Tutorial: How To Paint Loose Curls In 12 Easy Steps!

Artists hate curls. It’s a simple fact.

Ask anyone who has ever painted hair, and they’ll almost always say they prefer to render straight or wavy hair. It’s so much easier, and doesn’t make you want to pull your own hair out!  (See what I did there? Do ya???)

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Getting Inspired: Why you should observe other artists’ work.

When a lot of people talk about “seeking inspiration”, they often have completely different definitions for the term. To some, it’s the way nature creates the most beautiful scenes through apparent co-incidence. To others, it may be a particular book, movie or piece of music that makes their spidey senses tingle.

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Aesthetics Matter: How I Edit My Art

When I first started uploading my art to online galleries and social media, I have to say I thought they looked great! Despite not having a great camera or amazing lighting, I assumed people would see through that and appreciate my skill.

I was right about that….to an extent. Truth is, they looked something like this:

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A Duality of Being

It starts like every other day.
Golden sunlight filtering through the curtains,
the blinding glory of another night survived.

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Push Your Artistic Limits

As a visual artist, I find that it is quite common to have a love/hate relationship with challenging pieces. On the one hand, you want to expand your style, but on the other, novel concepts can drain you physically and emotionally – the best comparison that comes to mind is a car going through a car wash, being prodded and squeezed and buffed and scrubbed, only to come out the other end looking much shinier. What’s important is that you keep driving yourself through it all. Continue reading Push Your Artistic Limits