Concept In Process

Again and again I have directed my students to begin with thumbnail sketches so they can move quickly through the creative process and easily make changes on the fly. Some I have driven crazy with my insistence about working this way. Here I am following this same piece of advice
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Book Cover Design for The Following Book Two

I just finished creating this book cover illustration and cover design. The book, “The Following: Behind The Eyes of Beniwan” is a fun and exciting interplanetary story in a unique style with similarities to “The Chronicles of Narnia.” It is the second book in a trilogy by author Tom Terbush
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Cascade Canyon On-Site Drawing

This is the 3rd drawing I did while on my backpacking trip. Cascade Canyon is the most popular place to backpack into and camp in Grand Teton National Park. Campsites fill up quickly so you don’t want to spend too much time being picky about where to set up camp
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Alaska Basin On-Site Drawing

Here is the 2nd drawing I did while on my backpacking trip. This campsite was my favorite. The landscape is fascinating, very green, and unique. Numerous small rivers poured into one giant river which flowed down the canyon, passed our campsite and towards Idaho in the distance. A full-color painting
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Grand Teton National Park On-Site Drawing

I just returned from a week long backpacking trip in the backcountry of Northwest Wyoming. During this trip I stayed at several extremely beautiful campsites, and I did three graphite drawings in those places. It was so fun to sit at the top of a giant rock and draw these
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The War of Art

Any true creative which you admire had a struggle to get to where they are. Pick your favorite singer, or artist, director, or film maker. They all have a story of challenge and risk, of having to fight through insurmountable odds, of not knowing how to pay the bills, of
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Faith = Risk

Nothing happens until you step out and take action. Going after your dreams or pursuing your goals can feel like jumping out of an airplane or leaping off of a cliff, but nothing significant was ever achieved in life without making a risky move. Do you dream of painting in
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The Magic Of Drawing

“Drawing is Magic.” – Marshall Arisman. I saw this quote at my local bookstore today in a book by the same title. I love this statement! When I read it, I was struck by it. There really is something that feels magic about just letting yourself free to express yourself
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