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 studio producing concept art for AAA titles. The studio’s mission, as Shaddy outlines it, […]
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 taking all 4 courses again and sharing the notes so even if you can’t […]
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 used to think that’s good, to accept nothing but perfection. I remember years ago […]
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 art industry – Anthony Jones, Maciej Kuciara, Jama Jurabaev and Ash Thorp – I […]
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. The reason being is that I believe that if you go through a bad […]
January 26, 2015

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 easy to see when something goes wrong. There is almost always immediate feedback. If […]
December 19, 2014
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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 challenge. I’ll be letting you know what I’m doing, why I’m doing it and […]
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 subject to subject so often that I never want to make something “official” and […]
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… I thought there would be no way to possibly write a post that covers […]
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 just get to work. My first experience with drawing was at an age when […]
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 thoughts on the process and painting in general. I recorded this video 10 months […]
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 the unfinished, ugly studies that you would never want to show to anyone to, […]
February 6, 2014
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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. I understood perspective intellectually, but I wasn’t able to utilize that knowledge, I had […]