A company called Urban Art has an amazing deal on Holbein oil paints in 40ml tubes over on Amazon. You get 2 tubes for either $15 or $16. In many cases this is almost 50% OFF!!!Read More
Todd McFarlane has always been a big influence on me. I was in the 5th grade when “Spawn” #1 came out and I was blown away. I bring up Todd’s philosophy of “drawing all the webs,” a good bit on 1FW so I thought I’d share the full quote and also plug McFarlane’s art book.Read More
Several years ago Dan Dos Santos did an article on Muddy Colors about studio plants. In the article he talked about the benefits of having green living things in your studio. While there are many benefits, the one that stood out the most to me as an oil painter was that some plants actually detoxify the chemicals that oil painting mediums release into your studio!Read More
It’s a simple question with a plethora of answers. Is it a corner in your apartment? The dining room table? Outside with nature? A spare room of your house? Or as in my case...a walk-in closet.
Wherever this magical spot is, it is in fact magic cause we’re all Wizards, its main purpose has always been the same: it’s your secret place (studio) for making amazing art.Read More
I’m always looking for ways to improve my studio. I find it’s easy to build up lots of clutter on my cutting table, and then I end up having to clear a bunch of stuff off so I can use it. I finally realized that most of the clutter was tools that I used regularly so I started looking for a way to organize everything. With a lot of Amazon searching I discovered this guy…Read More
Part of remolding my studio earlier this year involved putting in new shelves. I wanted a space to keep all my skulls, weird references, and toys. I wanted white shelves to go with the neutral gray of the room, but found that I could spice it up a bit by using fancy wall mounts to hold the shelves. Here’s what I learned…Read More