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Art Challenges Archive!

This is the archive of essays for artists which I send out to my newsletter every Sunday.

My One Rule For Watching My Tutorial Videos

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My Favorite Sketchbooks

If you’re an artist like me, you’re probably constantly on the lookout for the perfect sketchbook. Each sketchbook has different properties. Which ones to choose?

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Daily Drawing Prompts?

Each October, there is a drawing challenge where you are invited to draw based on a daily prompt.

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What I Learned From Re-Inking Joseph Clement Coll

I tried out episodic stories online a few years back and decided to try that out on public domain stories. One story I tried it on was The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle—the story on which Jurassic part was later based. It is pretty interesting to read the story after seeing the movie. The filmmakers did lift a lot of ideas from the original story. But I digress.

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Fiction And Immortality

One of the reasons some people are attracted to writing non-fiction is that it feels like it can be timeless. We’re all afraid of death, and all want to leave something behind in this world. We all want to become immortal.

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Hand-Written and Drawn Emails and Blog Posts?

I am experimenting with hand-written emails and blog posts. I haven’t seen anyone else try this even though email is so suitable for this!

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Some Thoughts On Story Illustrations

Some years ago, I decided I wanted to try to make illustrations for stories. I posted on Twitter, asking the writing community if anyone would be interested in trying it out. I’d do it for free.

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Keeping A Drawing Habit While On Vacation

I just came back from a wonderful, superb—and therefore too short—holiday with great friends—hi, you-know-who-you-are!—in Normandy. I had taken several books with me with the plan to copy from them.

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What artists can learn from making YouTube videos

As you know, I have been trying my hand at making YouTube videos. One cool thing about it is that, when it comes to audience retention, the things you can do to make your video a success actually translate well to other things you make!

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Copying other artists, is that bad?

I often say that it is good practice to copy other artists. But isn’t that bad?

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Why I Am Now On YouTube

You need to set goals in life, but the thing is, which goal you choose doesn’t actually matter as much. This is because actually reaching a goal isn’t that much fun. I mean, it feels great for a short while, but then you feel empty inside and you’re rudderless, without direction. What to do now?

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