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Single line & drop shadow (drawing exercise)

Single line & drop shadow (drawing exercise)

In this drawing idea, you'll take a simple object as a reference, and make a really scribbly line drawing based on it. Then comes the interesting part: you'll add a meticulous drop shadow to give it a 3D effect. Your finished drawing might look something like this one...

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Safer in the Dark (surreal painting)

Safer in the Dark (surreal painting)

It's safer in the dark. Fake skin made of smooth flawless steel won't protect anything. This is all it is; melty rubber or the inside of a grape. Grey and slimy: it will dissolve. The sharp cold knows what's really there— the shriveled seed would crack under its...

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Drawing idea: Greek or Roman statue portrait

Drawing idea: Greek or Roman statue portrait

Here's a drawing exercise where you'll end up with a geometric-looking portrait based on Greek or Roman architecture. Your final drawing might look something like this:   Here's how you'll make it. Step 1. Find a reference photo Find a photograph to reference of...

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Injection to the Head

Injection to the Head

The air is diseased with the noise. It rots even as it travels into whatever ear canals it can reach. If senses are in tact, interpretation of sound is mandatory; Information is extracted directly into the brain. Sound is delivered like an injection to the head. You...

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One Night in London (or Nothing Is Safe)

One Night in London (or Nothing Is Safe)

The safest you get is rock bottom It's not really safe there, but at least you know what's going on remembering it is worse looking down, seeing it far away and knowing you could land there with one bad move Forgetting it is worse than that You get cocky You think...

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Timing Is Everything (NEW SINGLE)

Timing Is Everything (NEW SINGLE)

Exciting news: I just released a new single! It's called "Timing Is Everything." You can stream or purchase it on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon … or wherever you get your music. (If you're a Spotify user, follow me!) "Timing Is Everything" is going to be the...

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Mutagenesis 305 (surreal drawing)

Mutagenesis 305 (surreal drawing)

Just a little at a time. No one will notice until it's too late to stop us. Drawing specs Title: Mutagenesis 305 Dimensions: 5" x 7" Materials: Brush pen on tagboard Series: A surreal art piece made in my 2017 collection. Mutagenesis 305 is possibly the first piece in...

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Wet Wing (abstract drawing)

Wet Wing (abstract drawing)

They said they would give us water—so we came. We choked on dust, but we still followed, our tongues hanging out in anticipation. They gave us water. It came to us in shiny cups, glinting in the sunlight. We held out our hands, we held open our mouths. But this water...

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Unfamiliar Face: an acrylic painting

Unfamiliar Face: an acrylic painting

It’s like when you say a word so many times it becomes meaningless: The more you look, the less you understand. Drawing specs Title: Unfamiliar Face Dimensions: 18" x 24" Materials: Blue, moss-green, and coral acrylic paint on hardboard Series: Part of the work I made...

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