Monthly Archives: August 2012

Giving New Meaning to the Phrase “Starving Artist”

There is a serious malnutrition problem among commercial artists. The job itself is so demanding and so time-consuming that most people chow down on quick and unhealthy meals (lean pockets on a good day, potato chips on a bad day)

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Thought of You, by Ryan Woodward

There was once a time when animation was synonymous with comedy. It wasn’t meant to tug at your heartstrings. It was never intended to make you feel deeply. Throughout my life, I’ve seen only a handful of animated sequences that

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Trust the Process – It’s there for a Reason

A common mistake that young freelance artists make is to allow the client to dictate the order in which production steps are completed. I, personally, made this mistake twice before I realized, “Hey, this is dumb!” The first time, my

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Book review – Fantasy Genesis

If you’re anything like me, you have some days when you’re feeling INTENSELY CREATIVE! I mean, nothing can stop you, you’re drawing, you’re burning through sketchbooks and your pencils are little tiny nubs and you are just AMAZING. And then

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