Traditional Portrait Painting Step by Step

Ever wonder how the masters achieved those rich colors and life like images? Well read on. In this tutorial you can follow along as I create a beautiful portrait of a child done in oils using traditional painting techniques. I originally posted this tutorial on instructibles a few years back. Step 1: The early painters…

My Cover Art…

Folks have been asking about the first “The Science of Loving” cover and why I changed it then returned to it. So it’s like this: I loved most of the original illustration. I spent forever getting the tattoo designed just right. But days started turning into weeks of digital painting. Writing and editing chores weren’t…

When to let go…

I wish I could say I have this time management thing down. That I could give you good advice on how to find time to create as well as do all the other things we need to do as an artist to be productive… but I can’t. Paint faster? Speed painting isn’t something I have…

Painting like the old masters.

I originally wrote this tutorial and published it on Instructables.com as well as Wetcanvas.com…. Now I have my own website where I can organize all my efforts to share something I love to do. Enjoy

Drawing tips

People often ask me what the secret is to drawing better. Andwhile saying to practice is the obvious and best advice, you also need to retrain your brain in how it sees things. You look at objects differently when you are drawing. Pay attention to the way light plays across  objects’ surfaces. How does it…