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An Attempt to Express the Inexpressable

An Attempt to Express the Inexpressable

I’m not sure if any other artists experience this, I assume that they do. Sometimes after an intense session of painting when I really feel “in the zone” it feels like I have millions of thoughts rush at me at once. I even used to have a notepad open, that I would put occasional headers in saying, “thoughts while painting”. I continued this habit on my phone too when a notebook was unavailable. It appeared to me that my “painting thoughts” came in a different shape. Language is a funny thing, and I think if I tried to describe what I think is happening is that since our thoughts typically come to us in a word format, that when painting there is an abundance of mental, visual data that is being forcibly compressed through the limited opening of verbal word language.

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Figure Drawing Tips & Reflection

Figure Drawing Tips & Reflection

My intention with creating a self-critique is both external and internal: external for others to see my process and perhaps learn a thing or two, or to challenge their current way of drawing, and internal to allow me to become conscious of what I’m doing with my own art.  It’s very easy to get lost in “the way that we do things” as artists and it can help to regularly reawaken your conscious awareness to what it is you’re trying to do with your art.

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The Proof is in the Pudding: How to Improve Your Art Skills Today

The Proof is in the Pudding: How to Improve Your Art Skills Today

I want to discuss what I’ve learned since I’ve graduated from College, and have set off as a freelancing lone wolf artist into the wild of the job market.  This post is mostly about how to access to skills of higher education without going there.

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The drawbacks of communicating too directly in media

The drawbacks of communicating too directly in media

Have you seen the state of Oregon’s new short animation to encourage travelling to their state? It’s incredible. In this blog post I write about why it works, and why I think more organizations ought to consider being bolder, and risking more by solving problems indirectly to stand out among a very saturated media landscape today.

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