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

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 […]
October 2, 2015
Real-Time-Shading-Rendering-Demo - Mastering Shadin

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

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

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

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 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 […]
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 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
Master Landscape Painting Study Tutorial Mindset Technique

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 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

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 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 […]
August 16, 2014

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 8, 2014

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 […]
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. […]
January 16, 2014

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
Apollo - God of Knowledge

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


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 […]
November 29, 2013
bunny girl suit

The Bunny in The Girl Suit

Full size image Just trying out a different style of painting, I wanted to do something looser and more painterly, I tend to get stuck in […]
November 28, 2013

How dreams are buried

I met a man today and asked him what his dream was. So he told me. He told me about the things he wants to do. […]
November 16, 2013

Facebook Page – InPursuitOfArt – Becoming a self-taught artist with no formal training, no art classes and most importantly – no talent…

So I finally decided to open up a page on facebook and start putting things up there. I’ve always been reluctant to share my work because […]
October 8, 2013
The Torments of Time

The Torments of Time

A new painting and a post along with it. Time has definitely been weighing heavily  on my mind lately. It seems that no matter what you decide […]
September 17, 2013

Keep your dream alive

Yes, I disappeared for some time. Yes, I’ve been gone for more time than I’ve actually been here. But I haven’t stopped working. Not for a […]
June 17, 2013
learning about art

What can you expect if you’re just starting on your journey?

Alright, so you’ve got some pencils, maybe you even scribbled around on a few pieces of paper, wondering exactly what’s supposed to happen, maybe you have […]
June 13, 2013
being self-taught

So how do you teach yourself something you know nothing about?

This question sounds like a koan, a buddhist riddle, something that seems like it has no answer or like it’s absurd, for me though, this is […]
June 12, 2013
Beginning to Draw at 22

My Story & Being Self-Taught

I drew this when I was 22. Having never even thought about art until I was that age, it seemed like the perfect thing to try […]