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Blood Waterfall: a surreal landscape

Blood Waterfall: a surreal landscape

The mountains define me they confine me they own me I know how to escape First we lost the beacon. We thought it would be OK. Now the dreams can’t get out. We can’t get out, either. I suppose the blood is on the engineer’s hands, but it sure seems like it’s going to...

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How I use creativity to deal with pain

How I use creativity to deal with pain

Pain is inevitable. Even for the most privileged, pampered person on the planet. We're all going to experience it. Probably a whole lot of it, for that matter. Yet, for some reason, we don’t talk much about pain in day-to-day life. Regardless of how big a part it...

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A Lizard Can Be Caught with the Hand …

A Lizard Can Be Caught with the Hand …

A lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings' palaces. —Proverbs 30:28 Drawing specs Title: A Lizard Can Be Caught with the Hand Dimensions: 5" x 7" Materials: Graphite on paper Series: One of my Proverbs 30 drawings; created as part of my body of...

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Hand-lettering 2 Thesselonians 3:3 (video)

Hand-lettering 2 Thesselonians 3:3 (video)

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. —2 Thesselonians 3:3 Drawing specs Title: 2 Thesselonians 3:3 theme verse drawing Dimensions: 12" x 9" Materials: Ink, watercolor, and brush pen on paper Series: One of my theme verse...

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How to lead people with authority problems

How to lead people with authority problems

A lot of people have authority problems. Like me, for example. I have massive authority problems. (That’s a big reason why I work for myself.) It’s quite possible that I’m more skeptical of authority than anybody else you’ve met. Here’s where my authority problems...

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The Locust Has No King (+ video)

The Locust Has No King (+ video)

Locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; Drawing specs Title: The Locust Has No King Dimensions: 5" x 7" Materials: Graphite on vellum Series: From the Proverbs 30 Art series, made in 2017. This is the 38th drawing in my Proverbs 30 art series. I've...

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Who You Really Are (surreal drawing)

Who You Really Are (surreal drawing)

I'm not going to explain the subject matter of this drawing. You're welcome to look for inadvertent hints. Drawing specs Title: Who You Really Are Dimensions: 11" x 14" Materials: Hard Tombow Fude brush pen on vellum Series: A surreal art piece created as part of my...

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Red Ink (surreal painting + time-lapse video)

Red Ink (surreal painting + time-lapse video)

First there were dreams of floating and flying and mastering the universe. Then something changed. Something broke. Something shattered. I know what happened, but only for 0.34 seconds every morning. Every moment after that is spent trying to remember that horrible...

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How to draw a rose (3 simple methods)

How to draw a rose (3 simple methods)

How do you draw a rose? They're just so … detailed. And easy to get wrong. Some flowers are a piece of cake to draw (daisies, anyone?). But roses, not so much. From realistic to tattoo-style to abstract, there are many different ways to draw a rose. But how to begin?...

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Enemy I (a surreal drawing)

Enemy I (a surreal drawing)

I want to do what is good, but I don't. I don't want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. —Romans 7:19 Drawing specs Title: Enemy, I Dimensions: 12" x 9" Materials: Prismacolor marker, micron pen, and pencil on vellum Series: One of the surreal art pieces in Lest...

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