Photoshop CS5 Box
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Digital Painting Tools

I often ask what I use to do my digital paintings so I figured I would post up a personal review. Keep in mind these are all my opinions, feel free to have your own. There are many programs out there and I’ve tried a ton of them and I recommend…
Oil painting study of a hand making a fist by Adam Miconi
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A Few Painting Studies

I created a few painting studies that I wanted to share with you. The Lion painting study was designed, then applied to illustration board and then painted in gouache. I took a photo of a lion (I can’t remember where I got the image. I go…
Head sculpture of an older man in clay three quarters view by Adam Miconi
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Clay Head Sculpture

When I was in college, one of the projects that we had was to make a clay head sculpture. The more I worked on the project the more I realized it looked like a previous neighbor I had so I nicknamed the character Gary. When his wife came over…
Woman's portrait final in charcoal by Adam Miconi
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Woman's Portrait in Charcoal

In this post, I will show you a basic process of drawing a woman's portrait in charcoal. When I begin a portrait I like to use vine charcoal which is a very soft charcoal made from a willow. It is a very forgiving medium, if you want to adjust…
Arm and triceps charcoal drawing study by Adam Miconi

Charcoal Studies on Newsprint

Charcoal Studies on Newsprint Just a few quick charcoal studies on newsprint. I cover a few various subjects and different techniques for the charcoal but it fulfills the point of charcoal studies on newsprint. Arm Focus Crosshatch in Charcoal Here…