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 3/26/18 – Arteza Brush Pens, The Wheel of Fortune, and a Speedpaint!

Hey everyone! I’ve been puzzling over the ongoing issue of what watercolor to use for my in-progress Tarot deck project, and I’ve settled on yet another option. I’m not using watercolors. Yep, found an alternative. But it’s still what a lot of people call “watermedia” – like watercolor pencils or diluted inks, this option requires… Continue reading Weekly Update 3/26/18 – Arteza Brush Pens, The Wheel of Fortune, and a Speedpaint!

Weekly Update 3/6/18 – Anxiety, Distraction, and Missing Deadlines – but YES the comic is FINALLY available!

Hey guys! Julian here. It has been an exhausting month. Couple of months. Year? I don’t know. I’m pretty much too exhausted from anxiety to really calculate it! My (clinical) anxiety has been overwhelming lately and I’ve struggled to even go to work. BUT. Many good things are happening too. I had gotten badly distracted… Continue reading Weekly Update 3/6/18 – Anxiety, Distraction, and Missing Deadlines – but YES the comic is FINALLY available!

Weekly Update 2/20/18 | Completing My Life On The Sidelines Prologue, Designing an Oracle Deck, and Balancing Projects

[Image: The Wishing Well card, #1, from my upcoming Starcatcher Oracle deck.] Hey y’all! My gosh, I have been BUSY. Life…work…conventions…and art and cards…*zones out more* So. First off: Yes, I missed had to reschedule my deadline for My Life On The Sidelines. It’s unfortunate, but I had to – I just could not work… Continue reading Weekly Update 2/20/18 | Completing My Life On The Sidelines Prologue, Designing an Oracle Deck, and Balancing Projects

Weekly Update 2/6/18 | The New Copier Is Here!! | Starting Out Self Publishing | Investing in Technology

[Image: Photo of CANON ImageClass MF632Cdw consumer-range office printer/copier. source: canon.com] Oh gosh, I have so much to talk about. I rambled about the new copier in a video here, but I’ll give you the run down in text form too: Basically, I am now the owner of a Canon imageCLASS MF632Cdw – a mid-range… Continue reading Weekly Update 2/6/18 | The New Copier Is Here!! | Starting Out Self Publishing | Investing in Technology