5 Expert Tips for Creating a Stellar Portfolio
29 May 2015

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

The Dangers of Working For Free
29 Sep 2012

Ever had someone promise you unicorns and golden rays of sunshine if you could just donate a tiny bit of your time and draw something for free? Work in the art industry long enough and you will. All of these people suffer from the same, pervasive thinking that plagues the commercial art industry today: that art somehow isn’t valuable. More and more people think because... Read more

The Learning Curve
07 Jul 2012

Ever look at your art and realized it stinks? Like “how could I have ever have drawn that” kind of stinkage? I had a moment like that recently. I did this piece last year and tried to enter it in a book. Naturally it didn’t get selected. I totally can see why now. The face is anatomically incorrect, the colors are blah, and I was... Read more