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A Look at an Artist's Sketchbooks

11:00 AM, Thursday, January 29th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Another round of artists sketchbooks for inspiration and to see what goes on in the mind of an artist. Regular viewers of the SKETCH videos will know that I think these sketchbook videos are the best way to view another artist at their purest because they aren't as precious about their sketchbook pieces. They work out ideas, doodle and generally make all the preparations for their formal pieces in their sketchbooks.

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F4F and Sub4Sub Doesn't Work for Artists

11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

The idea of "You follow me and I will follow you" seems fair, it really doesn't help you to reach people who are interested in your art. All it really does is falsely inflate your numbers but will not necessarily bring that traffic back to you. This video provides a more detailed explanation concerning how your numbers look and how they can be of true benefit to you.

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Meet Antonio Clark

11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Everyone starts somewhere. Everyone has a beginning. We all want to be artists that can make our living at that which we love and can not help ourselves but to keep on plugging away at it despite the obstacles life puts in our way. In this video, we meet aspiring artist Antonio Clark as he talks about his own ongoing path toward realizing his dream.

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Top Five Mistakes Artists Make in the Businesses

11:00 AM, Monday, January 26th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

If art is just a hobby for you, then more power to you. If you are looking to make a living from your art, then it is time to get serious and start looking at it like a business, this video details the top five mistakes that artists make in their own businesses.

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Warm Lighting

11:00 AM, Sunday, January 25th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

the use of proper lighting is one of the best ways to give reality to your drawings and the quickest way to ruin a drawing.Establish the position of the light is key on where to shade your drawing and how the shadows fall. And light is not limited to one intensity. It can be warm or cold just as color can. In this video, the artist explores warm lighting.

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Learning How to Switch gears and Adjust Your Schedule as Needed

11:00 AM, Saturday, January 24th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

We all work so hard trying to get to a point of success but often, when we get there, we find ourselves quickly becoming too busy and having to juggle projects and prioritize the work by importance, payment vs. personal projects and time. Here an artist talks about having to adjust his schedule to accommodate the quantity of new work before him.

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Character Design Hangout

11:00 AM, Friday, January 23rd, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

The days of having to be in the same room with your fellow artists are gone. Technology will now allow you to share your work over systems like Google Hangout. Although it is slow to get started, in this video, artists Will Terrell and Brandon Green work on character designs.

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2014 Year in Review via Sketchbooks

11:00 AM, Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

You will hear it from everyone. I know I have said it a hundred times: YOU HAVE TO DRAW EVERYDAY TO GET BETTER AS AN ARTIST! There is really no other way to do it. You have to draw, paint, ink or whatever your discipline to improve at it. For example, the artist in this video is flipping through his sketchbooks to show the sheer volume of work that he did last year.

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Using Traditional Inking Tools

11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

In our increasingly digital world, mastering traditional tools like the brush and the crowquill can make an inker more desirable to some artists than their purely digital counterpart. In this video, the use of the brush and crowquill are explored and tips for use are explained.

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A Tour of SideShow Collectibles

11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

One of the most fascinating aspects of the comics industry are the model and statue makers. Taking those two dimensional ideas and rendering them in three dimensions takes a true artist, or in the case of SideShow Collectibles, a team of true artists. Check out this video tour of the different departments of these master makers.

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-- Robert W Hickey publisher/comic creator



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