Posted at 5:00 pm , on August 3, 2018
For most parents, their kids are heading back to school.
But in about a week or so our little boy, Eli, will be heading off to school to attend his very first day.
We’re both excited and scared, wondering how he will do without us around and surrounded by new people.
We also worry about how he will develop and grow. If he will be able to learn as well as the other children.
So, I am looking into different home-based learning materials to be able to teach him some basic concepts and keep his mind stimulated. Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on August 1, 2018
Getting to know a little about who I am and what I look for in an artist studio…
When I think of the studio that I want the most, I see a lot of space.
I love space.
Big room. High ceilings. Even a loft to look out over my studio from while sipping on my $8 dollar La Moneda Reserva Malbec (you should try it)… Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on July 31, 2018
People love to draw, whether it’s a large masterpiece or a small doodle in the corner of their homework.
But could you imagine, in the corner of your homework, was a doodle masterpiece?
Even your teachers or professors would be amazed! Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on July 30, 2018
There’s nothing I want more than to always be here for my son.
As an artist, I sit on my butt a lot and I usually don’t like moving from my chair, especially when I have ideas flowing.
But I have constant problems with lower back pain, and I know without a doubt that it’s caused from sitting on my butt all day long.
So, my wife and I have been looking for an easy diet and exercise program or book that would help get our lives on track to a healthier life, and there’s one book that helped tremendously. Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on July 29, 2018
Hey! I hope you’re having a good weekend and living it up before you head back to work.
Once again, I find myself still awake late into the night. I’ve been surfing the interwebs and found something that’s pretty cool, especially if you own a business of any size.
If I had a bigger business it’s something I would definitely get, because I use Google for just about everything.
It’s called G Suite by Google Cloud, and it allows businesses of any size to simplify their work and get things done by allowing these businesses to enhance their productivity, allowing greater innovation, and offers greater economic benefits compared to other solutions. Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on July 28, 2018
So, I got bored in the middle of the night and decided to throw a random piece of tech out there and tell you a little bit about it.
I found this particular piece interesting, and it looked like something I would buy, especially if I decided to take my family to the park for a picnic or went fishing for a few hours and needed something more than the speaker on my phone.
It has good range and amazing battery life. Check it out… Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on July 26, 2018
Not a whole lot has changed really. Just cruising through life the best that I know how.
I’m still writing and drawing on my books, and I’m still creating artwork for my online stores, though I haven’t posted any new art yet.
I’ve been busy with work and trying to save some money to buy more art supplies, which is really hard nowadays it seems like.
I’ve been struggling with the decision to give up art for while in order to get things lined back up and save some cash. I don’t buy a whole of materials and what I do buy goes quickly, especially when my ideas are coming faster than I can get them onto a canvas or into Photoshop. Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on July 25, 2018
“Campfire” by Michael Daugherty
Painting is something I’ve been teaching myself over the last few years and am just now really starting to get a hang of.
I’m still searching for my own style and voice.
Up until I started painting my go-to medium was pencil and paper, then later came painting with acrylics and watercolors, and finally, I got into digital painting when I purchased my Wacom Intuos Comic graphics tablet, with which I do most of my artwork on nowadays.
I began using acrylic paint mainly due to the fact that it was cheaper than oil paint. But, after using acrylics, I found that I loved using that medium and just stuck with it, and I don’t see myself switching to oil paint anytime soon. Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on July 24, 2018
I know a lot of people have a hard time deciding on which art supplies to use for drawing, thinking they need the most expensive supplies out there. But, in reality, all you need is a yellow #2 pencil (mine are black), a good eraser, and some paper.
But most of the time my artwork is digital, meaning I use a graphics tablet to draw inside editing software, like Photoshop, directly onto my computer. There are few graphics tablets out there, so the best advice I can give you is to do your research and find one that you would feel comfortable with and also fits within your budget if you have one. Continue reading
Posted at 9:00 am , on July 23, 2018
I thought I would do a mini review of something I’ve seen lately. It’s really cool and I thought a lot of people would like it.
I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my drawing skills. I do this by hunting around the Internet to see if I can find new tutorials. Yesterday I stumbled across a cool pencil drawing site that I thought was pretty awesome, especially if you want to draw realistically. Continue reading