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Week 9 Challenge: Grotesque

Week 9 Challenge: Grotesque

This week’s challenge is not for the faint of heart. You know I love me some grotesque imagery. Grotesque / Gothic paintings are my favorite. Take the darkness and run with it. This week, explore the darkness that everyone holds inside and see what comes out. Maybe this will help, too: Grotesque: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted, incongruous or inappropriate to a shocking degree. synonyms: malformed, deformed, misshapen, misproportioned, distorted, twisted, gnarled, mangled, mutilated; More I’ll pull some of the art that I see this week to feature!…

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How to Create Your Own Textures

How to Create Your Own Textures

A key component to my fine art work is texture. I add it to almost every image I create for many reasons: to make my work look more filmic, to make it look more painterly, to make it look old, and sometimes as a finishing layer to make it look polished. There are countless uses for texture and each image calls for something a little different. That’s why it pays off to make your own textures, and it’s super simple!…

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Week 8 Challenge: Flowing Fabric

Week 8 Challenge: Flowing Fabric

Everyone knows I love a little flowing fabric. Or maybe a lot. Okay, I have a full-on obsession with flowing fabric. As evidenced by my hundred or so images that feature it. Why? It creates movement in an otherwise static image. It can be transformed into so many shapes and adds an organic element to an image. I can’t wait to see how you use moving fabric in your art! I’ll pull some of the art that I see this…

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10 Things I Love

10 Things I Love

Here’s another 10 Things I Love! I hope that you get to digest some of them this weekend and that you start next week freshly inspired! Sally Mann (Revolutionary photographer) Atonement (Beautifully cinematic movie) + the Soundtrack Danielle Da Silva (Activist and photographer) Saladfingers (Creepy web short) Modigliani (Surrealist Painter) Billie Eilish music video – When the Party‚Äôs Over Ksenia Anske (Dark Fantasy writer) Stranger Things (Sci-fi TV show) Gillian Gamble (Illustrator, writer, entrepreneur) Neil Gaiman – Coraline (Fantasy children’s…

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Week 7 Challenge: Cinematic

Week 7 Challenge: Cinematic

Everyone knows the look of movies, though it is incredible diverse in visuals. There is something about feeling like an image is about to move – like the reality of it is heightened. That’s how I view cinema. I don’t work in this medium normally, and only have a smattering of images that could pass as cinematic. Mine edge toward painterly. But I thought it would be fun to see how far we could take this theme this week! You…

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