Weekly Update 4-30-18 | Time Off, Game On!

Hey guys, it’s Julian. And I have been away. Well, not really away. I’ve been right here, mostly making and packing and listing stuff for my Etsy shop. I hit 25 sales and I think Etsy’s algorithms must have (for some dumb reason) rewarded that, because all of a sudden I’m hecka busy and getting… Continue reading Weekly Update 4-30-18 | Time Off, Game On!

Drawing from Life: Benefits, Tools, and How to Get Started

Drawing from life is an incredibly rewarding, surprisingly fun practice for any artist, and I hope that others will learn from my experience and do as I say, not as I have done, and NOT wait 18 years into their drawing study to start doing daily drawing-from-life. Drawing from life is also known as observational… Continue reading Drawing from Life: Benefits, Tools, and How to Get Started

Weekly Update 4-9-18: Life Drawing, Book-Binding, and Even More Tarot Cards

Hey guys! Julian here. And have I got sketches for you! In the olden days, when I was on DeviantART all the time and emo was a serious thing, we used to post what we crudely called “sketchdumps” – essentially collages of sketches we’d done over the past week/weeks/month, but which weren’t “nice” enough to… Continue reading Weekly Update 4-9-18: Life Drawing, Book-Binding, and Even More Tarot Cards

Weekly Update 4/2/18 – Arteza Frustration, Art Budgeting, and Day Jobs

So the Arteza brush pens are NOT working so great for me. 😦 There are several issues with their pigments, mainly that they reactivate so easily after being applied to the paper. This means no second layer, which is, to me, kind of missing the point. Watercolors can be layered. That’s, in my mind, how… Continue reading Weekly Update 4/2/18 – Arteza Frustration, Art Budgeting, and Day Jobs