This month’s artist spotlight goes to Patrick Jones, a traditional and digital artist who specializes in fantasy and sci-fi illustration. His mastery of form and his delicate use of detail is reminiscent of famed painting duo Boris and Julie Vallejo
. In fact, Boris himself wrote the forward to Jones’ book on oil painting
techniques available on Amazon.
Patrick doesn’t just paint; he shapes stories... Read more
In need a of a quick reference photo or texture? Stock photos and textures can be very expensive and covered in legal entanglements. Fancy cameras can be cost-prohibitive, and model fees can add up. Maybe you need reference for something exotic or halfway around the world you can’t feasibly reach. Enter publicdomainpictures.net
, two resources that can get your project moving when deadlines... Read more
The greatest asset of an artist seeking work is an outstanding portfolio. I can think of no other industry in which skill level can trump a degree to such an extent. Self taught? No problem. Prove you know what you’re doing and you’re hired. But how do you know what to include in your portfolio? Is it really that big of a deal?
Portfolios are... Read more
Ask any illustrator and I bet most would agree that one of the most important pieces of creating a successful illustration is having solid reference. For some people, a deep knowledge of anatomy and lighting is sufficient for them to picture the end result in their mind with accurate detail. They then “reference” the image as they draw. For most however, we must “reference” the... Read more
Look–it’s me! I know, I know, I’ve been missing for a couple of years but have no fear. I haven’t been far. I’ve been diligently working on commercial projects, updating my deviantart account
, even posting regularly on my facebook page
, but updating my website? Not so much. Time for a fresh coat of paint. I’ve completely revamped everything. It’s all integrated courteous of... Read more