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How to Draw Women

I drew a lot of things when I was a young man. Mosquitos. Criticism. But women? Not so much. Dude, if I’d realized it was this easy, I’d have paid way more attention in art class!

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Suffering for My Art?

Many artists work in pencil, and they tend to prefer softer leads like a #1 or a #2. Architects, on the other hand, prefer harder leads like a #3 or a #4. Hmm. So, I decided to experiment with harder … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Artist

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He’s had the longest career of any artist in history, and at a considerably advanced age is still crafting new works. He creates in every medium–sculpture, engraving, painting, even performance art–and the scale of his work runs from the…

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The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Beauty abides in common things If only we choose to see it And grace will turn our limbs to wings If only we choose to free it ℘  “Often when we blame our artists for painting ugly things, they are but striving to … Continue reading

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Magnum Opus

I feel a sense of connection to great artists when I view their work. I feel an even deeper sense of connection to the ultimate Artist when I view His work. Creation doesn’t limit or “contain” God. But it does manifest his … Continue reading

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Fitting In

I’m a big fan of street art. Some pieces make a statement by cleverly, stubbornly, or ironically adapting themselves to the space they’re allotted. Which is the way most of us live our lives, come to think of it.

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Creativity

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” ~T. S. Eliot “Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse “Creativity–like human life itself–begins in darkness. Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” ~Julia … Continue reading

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