Becoming a Self-Taught Concept Artist, Designer & Illustrator

June 15, 2016

Art & Life Lessons From Shaddy Safadi – One Pixel Brush

For those few who may not know him – Shaddy Safadi is the outspoken art director and co-founder of One Pixel Brush – a cutting edge […]
March 28, 2016

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

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 […]
January 10, 2016
Stop-Procrastinating

Why Going Down the Wrong Path Is The Right Thing To Do

Many of us are stuck in perfectionist mode. I know that feeling all too well. I’m a perfectionist. I used to think that’s a feature. I […]
November 19, 2015
Stop Being a Perfectionist

Stop Being a Perfectionist – Nothing Gets it Right The First Time

We are all perfectionists to some degree in all areas of life. I don’t know if it’s the school system that has gotten us all to […]
November 8, 2015
The one thing that will make you a better artist

The One Thing That Will Make You a Better Artist

There are no guarantees with anything. Life is just too unpredictable and there are always too many variables to be able to state anything with certainty. […]
November 3, 2015
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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

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 […]
October 25, 2015
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The Truth About What You Need to Improve Your Art – Only 5%

Procrastination is one of the most common problems we all have in our lives. It takes many different forms and often times it makes rational sense […]
October 9, 2015
How Much Should You Work/Study per Day if you Want to Be a Professional Artist - Common Myths and Burnout

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

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 […]
October 2, 2015
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Real Time Shading / Rendering Tutorial – Mastering Gradations – Last video for Friday… for now

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. […]
September 24, 2015
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Planar Forms – Full Rendering / Shading Demo & Tutorial

This week we’ll dive in with a full demo of the object we analysed last week. This video will guide you through the entire process from […]
September 18, 2015
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Planar Form Shading for Beginners – Thinking, Layering Strategy and Value Assignment

This will be the first in a series of 3 videos, walking you through the entire process of creating a realistic 3D object. In this first […]
September 10, 2015
Practical Values - How to Improve, Practice and Troubleshoot your Value Studies

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

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 […]
September 3, 2015
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Introduction to Values in Art – What Values Mean – How to Paint any Object or Create a World

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 […]
August 27, 2015
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Building Your Accuracy – Achieving a Likeness – The First Step of Realism + DEMO TUTORIAL

The first step to achieving realism and creating a likeness in your work, either in portrait painting, still lifes or whatever the subject may be – […]
August 20, 2015

How to Paint and Draw Realistic Images – What you Need to Know

This video will be the first in a series walking you through the entire process necessary to create a realistic image. The idea is to supply […]
August 14, 2015
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Being a Beginner Artist or Concept Designer – Where You Are Now and How To Improve as Fast as Possible

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 […]
August 7, 2015
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HELP!! I’ve Been Drawing/Painting/Studying Art and I’m Not Improving

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 […]
July 31, 2015
Art Studies

Art Studies – What They Are, What to Expect, What You Get From Them

I get asked very often about studies. What images are the best ones to use? What type of studies should I be doing? Are master studies […]
July 24, 2015
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Becoming a Self-Taught Artist – The Thinking Behind Your Curriculum

  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 […]
July 17, 2015
Long Term Motivation

Long Term Motivation – How to Maintain Your Passion for Art

This post is about the most crucial component in absolutely any field or in any endeavour. There is not a single thing in the world that does […]
July 10, 2015
New Video Each Week

My Big Epiphany – New Video Each Week – Ask Me Anything

Hey everybody 🙂 It’s great to be back again. If you’ve followed my previous videos, you’d be aware of what I think happens roughly about every […]
March 7, 2015
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Full Landscape Painting Master Study – Mindset & Technique – Things You Never See in Art Tutorials

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 […]
February 26, 2015
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Art School, University or Self Taught – My Worthless 1st Class Degree

This is a video that I’ve wanted to make for a very long time. I’ve been wanting to make it since before I was making videos. […]
February 15, 2015
Are you Learning from your Studies

Are You Stuck or Actually Learning From Your Studies?

Why we Get Stuck Being stuck in an idea is by far the most common factor to limit your learning. We are creatures of habit. The […]
February 7, 2015
How to Start a Painting Study

How to Start a Painting Study – Things You Never See in Art Tutorials

Why You Never See What I’ll Show You in Art Tutorials In this video I want to show you some things that you never get to […]
January 29, 2015
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Color Studies – What They Are & How to Do them

The Problem with Color Studies Color studies are one of the first major problems for most beginning artists. I don’t think there’s been a single question […]
January 26, 2015
Stop-Procrastinating

Why You Never Improve & How to Fix That – The Lag Effect

In many ways our brains are like computers. We work with data, with external information, we process it and compute a result. With computers it’s pretty […]
January 20, 2015
Should you use the color picker

Should You Use the Color Picker to Copy Color in Your Art Studies

As beginners in digital art we’re all desperate to improve as quickly as possible. Hitting the first few roadblocks in art, stumbling across the first complex […]
December 19, 2014
How to Render WIP

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

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 […]
December 18, 2014
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Scott Robertson’s How to Render in 13 Days Challenge

It’s been some time since I’ve done a challenge, earlier in the year I thought I’d make them into a regular thing, but I bounce from […]
October 25, 2014

Seeking out Difficulty to Become Better, 1000 Steps to Your Goal, Update

It’s been awhile since my last post. To be honest I couldn’t even remember when I last had a chance to give you guys an update… […]
September 13, 2014
Stop-Procrastinating

Art is War

Everyone can walk the path, but not everyone will. Art is war. It’s a daily grind against complacency, procrastination, taking it easy and conforming. When I was […]
August 31, 2014
Stop-Procrastinating

Learn to give things up – Finding Balance

Learn to give things up – finding balance   The first image that comes to mind when thinking of balance is most likely the scales of […]
August 16, 2014
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Becoming a self-taught artist – It doesn’t matter where you start

Some motivation and encouragement for those wondering if it’s possible for them to learn to paint and draw. Forget about your fear and your doubts and […]
June 9, 2014

Becoming an Artist – Year1 – Going from Value to Color (Video 2)

Second video in the Becoming an Artist series, going through the next few months of my first year. After spending some time on value I begin […]
June 8, 2014
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Painting a Master Study – 45 Hours in 45 Minutes – Tutorial

This master study after Jean-Leon Gerome’s “Diogenes” was filmed over 20 days, took roughly 45 hours and was compressed to 45 minutes. It’s narrated with my […]
June 3, 2014
Stop-Procrastinating

Stop Giving Up

How many times have you thought to yourself “This is it, this is the last time I do this”, the last day I slack off on my work, […]
May 8, 2014
Stop-Procrastinating

Failure is the beginning, not the end

How long would you give a baby to learn how to walk? Answer: As long as it takes. Jim Rohn   I remember when I first […]
May 4, 2014

Becoming an Artist – Year1 – Theory vs Practice (Video 1)

I’ve always wanted to make a roadmap for people just starting out studying art. To show to process of improvement from the very beginning, with all […]
April 18, 2014
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Art Motivation – Can anyone become an artist ? (Vlog)

  When I first started my blog last year, I wanted it to not just be about me. I wanted it to not just be a […]
April 4, 2014

Looking for Monsters – Creating Your own Problems

Hey guys, just a quick update to let you know I’m alive and still at it… as much as possible. A few weeks ago my girlfriend […]
March 11, 2014
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COMPLETED + TUTORIAL : 5 Day Car Challenge – Perspective Drawing

Managed to finish this in just 4 days, even though it did take me close to a month to post it… Below is a step by […]
February 6, 2014
5 Day Car Challenge Perspective Construction

5 Day Car Challenge – Perspective Drawing

I spent all of January studying perspective. I go back to basics the beginning of every year. There were definitely many, many things I didn’t understand. […]
February 4, 2014
Stop-Procrastinating

4 Tips to Stop Procrastinating and Stay on Course

Here are some of the biggest things I’ve found during my first year of studying that can dramatically help you increase your productivity and keep you […]
January 28, 2014

How to Draw and Paint – Art Fundamentals Video Tutorial

I’ve always wanted to make this video, even before I started thinking about making tutorials I wanted to do this. I had a pretty tough time […]
January 16, 2014
Know-your-Place

Know Your Place

Know your place   No. This is not a reprimand. These are not the words of a parent Who can’t help but make it apparent That […]
January 9, 2014
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The Key Behind Progress and Learning

“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember I do and I understand” – Confucius A lesson is not learned when you can recite […]
December 28, 2013
Mastery Calendar

The Road to 10 000 Hours

“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates.” – Pearson’s Law. You might have heard of […]
December 15, 2013

Your disadvantages are your greatest assets

There are countless stories of the most unlikely and disadvantaged people becoming successful at what they wanted to do. There are athletes with no limbs, deaf […]
December 4, 2013

Patience

This is one of the biggest lessons I’ve been learning over and over while on my journey. Patience not as in passively waiting for all of […]