Tutorials & Lessons

Character Design: 5 Tips on Creating Personality

In any story, a character is the most important subject. If the character is well-written, then the story will be able to effectively move or entertain its audience. This is why characters, before production or before it is presented, is carefully studied. But how do you create a character? How are you able to create a face no one has seen before? Where do you even start?

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Blog, Tutorials & Lessons

Inspiration: A Calling to Create

Ever get those days when you’re asked to make something and you end up scratching your head for hours and hours wondering where in the world you can get some ideas? You search far and wide, you dig up those last bits of crumbs you’ve left in your brain’s creative vault and you just try and make something out of it. Well these are those days where you hope to find inspiration, but what about those days when Inspiration finds you?

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A Pirate's Life, Blog

10 Things I’m Glad I Did in College

The four years of my life when I was both an adult and a kid.. Let’s be honest, I still am, and I guess most of us are. But for me, this is the part of our lives that school becomes both heaven and hell. There are some choices we end up regretting, there are some that we’re grateful we made, and then there are some that simply just happened beyond our control; that’s college for you.

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Blog, Tutorials & Lessons

Limb Learning: Why Movement Molds Your Mind

I have once wondered why people read as if they were trying to feel the words brushing against the tip of their fingers. I have once observed how musicians would move to the rhythm of the song they are playing, as if they were experiencing rather than expressing. I have once heard the phrase that explained these movements: “Limb Learning”

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A Pirate's Life, Blog

10 Things I Told My Students

This year’s been a surprising experience for me, mainly because my career took me somewhere I didn’t see myself getting into. I found myself somewhere I didn’t expect, somewhere that was completely unplanned; and I loved every second of it. I became a teacher to 400+ senior year students.

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Projects

Secret Caves: Process, Notes, and Tips

The idea popped up on the first day of the new year; January 1, 2016. I was looking around my Facebook Page and Instagram, and I realized I haven’t made a rendered digital painting for awhile now. I have a list of projects on my notebook and I thought maybe this would get the ball rolling for me for the new year. Kind of like a stretch sketch just to warm up.

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