An Artists Simple Recipe for Success

Artists Recipe for Success I am a co-host on a site called Drawn by Success along with the great Carlos Castellanos. Not too long ago we got into a discussion about what it takes to actually make it in this crazy competitive world of art. Why are some so successful while others are still struggling. What do successful artists do that the rest of don’t? At Drawn By Success we have an opportunity to interview […]

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eBook Illustration – Where are the Dinos?

eBook Illustration Hi readers this week and next I will be featuring art from my latest book Where are the Dinos ?, written by author Julia Dweck and published by Kite Reader. You can find it in the hot new release section over on the Amazons. So far it looks like we’re doing pretty well. Lots of very positive reviews. WHOOT!!! Illustrating a children’s ebook is no small task. It takes lots of planning, an […]

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Editing Video in Photoshop

Editing Video in Photoshop Is there anything you can’t do with this program? I swear, it won’t be long until you can ask Photoshop to make you a cup of coffee and take the dog for a walk. This week I had a chance to sit down and actually learn how to edit and create video using Photoshop. I know, sounds crazy doesn’t it? One of the great parts about my job as an instructor […]

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How to add Keywords in Photoshop and Never Lose Another File Again.

How to add Keywords in Photoshop. I’ve been looking for old Photoshop ans Illustrator files all morning and I can’t seem to find anything. I remember the images but when I search for them by name nothing comes up. The reason nothing comes up is because the files aren’t really lost I just happen to be using the wrong names when I search. My clients tend to name files very differently then I do and […]

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Cartooning Tutorial – Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

This is a little cartooning tutorial I wrote a few years back about creating an illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. You’ll notice I begin my drawing in pencil, then move to illustrator for line work and finally Photoshop for color. Although the tutorial is a little old and the programs have advanced since then it’s still pretty useful and works just as well now as when I wrote it (assuming the you’re familiar with […]

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Illustrating an eBook

I’ve been working with author Julia Dweck on an eBook about dinosaurs. We’ve been having tons of fun with this book and it should be coming out any minute now. Here’s a quick behind the dino-scenes look at how to illustrate a dino-eBook. Illustrating an eBook step 1: This book is a based on a poem about dinosaurs.  The theme for this particular page was about a dino party at night. I wasn’t quite sure […]

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