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

Ways for hopefuls to break into the industry
21 Aug 2011

It’s a curious thing to me to see so many people ask about how to break into the industry. I may not be a well known name in the industry, but I have my foot in the door and there are some great bits of truth I have discovered in my short journey (mind you I’ve only being serious about digital illustration since February of... Read more

The Artist’s Schedule
28 Jul 2011

Ever get cut off from the internet and feel absolutely lost? My internet was down all day yesterday and while the frustration was eating away at me I was able to hunker down and do some drawing and my productivity was much better. Makes me want to sign up for that selfcontrol app I heard about but sadly it is only for Macs. For now... Read more