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Learn Squared Term 2 – Big Notes and Insights From All Courses With Jingna Zhang, Maciej Kuciara, Jama Jurabaev and Ash Thorp – All 8 Weeks

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Term 2 for Learn Squared has started, I’m sure a lot of people are curious about the courses or are wondering which ones to take. I’m taking all 4 courses again and sharing the notes so even if you can’t Read more ›

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Learn Squared Term 1 – My Notes and Insights From All Four Courses With Anthony Jones, Maciej Kuciara, Jama Jurabaev and Ash Thorp

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There are probably a lot of people out there wondering about the Learn Squared courses. Put together by some of the biggest names in the concept art industry – Anthony Jones, Maciej Kuciara, Jama Jurabaev and Ash Thorp – I Read more ›

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How Much Should You Work/Study Per Day if you Want to Be a Professional Artist – Common Myths and Burnout

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I get asked about this very, very often. A lot of times the question comes coupled with a lot of confusion, frustration, feelings of not being good enough or the belief that the person will never make it. This then begins Read more ›

Real Time Shading / Rendering Tutorial – Mastering Gradations – Last video for Friday… for now

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This week’s video will be a real time shading / rendering tutorial, showing you how we take flat values and transform them into realistic looking surfaces. We’ll also cover how the light source affects the appearance of values, best rendering Read more ›

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Practical Values – How to Improve, Practice and Troubleshoot your Value Studies

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This week’s video will again focus on Value – this time the practical side of the equation – how to improve your value recognition, how to practice, what to practice, a walk-through of my own process to get better over Read more ›

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Introduction to Values in Art – What Values Mean – How to Paint any Object or Create a World

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In this first video introducing and examining values I discuss some topics that are not normally covered by most tutorials. In the last few videos, building your accuracy and how to create realistic images I gave a few examples of how every Read more ›

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Being a Beginner Artist or Concept Designer – Where You Are Now and How To Improve as Fast as Possible

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Being a beginner at anything is definitely the most difficult part of the entire journey. This applies doubly to art as it’s a pursuit that most view as nothing more than a potential hobby and certainly not a viable career Read more ›

HELP!! I’ve Been Drawing/Painting/Studying Art and I’m Not Improving

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HELP!! I’ve been Drawing/Painting/Studying Art Forever and I’m Not Improving Becoming good at anything is a very complex and arduous process. Despite how simple it may seem when you watch an expert perform their task, the actual acquisition of skill Read more ›

Becoming a Self-Taught Artist – The Thinking Behind Your Curriculum

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  Becoming an artist is no different than getting good at anything else in the world. If you can read and write or speak a language, do basic maths – chances are pretty good that you could also become an artist. Read more ›

Full Landscape Painting Master Study – Mindset & Technique – Things You Never See in Art Tutorials

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Mindset & Technique This video is my first attempt at exploring not only what can be seen when an artist is painting, but also what goes on behind the scenes – the mindsets, motivations, the thoughts that go unnoticed and Read more ›

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Lessons Learned from Scott Robertson’s How to Render Book – HUGE MATERIALS TUTORIAL

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This is the post I will be updating as I’m working through Scott Robertson & Thomas Bertling’s How to Render book and doing the 13 day challenge. I’ll be letting you know what I’m doing, why I’m doing it and Read more ›

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