Weber State Figure Drawing Session
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Weber State Live Figure Drawing Session

Quite some time ago I used to attend live Weber State figure drawing session. Live sessions give you opportunities to analyze a figure in ways that are impossible to do with a photo. You can see subtleties like light refracting through the…
Inktober Day 6 Sword by Adam Miconi
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Inktober 2017. 31 Days, 31 Drawings.

That time of the year is once again upon us. You know, that month where we crank on full power, every day, for an entire month. That's right, Inktober 2017 is here! What is Inktober? The concept is simple, the execution is brutal. Inktober…
Chalk It Up North Vegeta by Adam Miconi
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Chalk It Up North 2017

Chalk It Up North Chalk It Up North is a street chalk contest that started up only a couple years ago in Northern Utah and it has been quickly catching on and getting larger and larger every year. I'm always interested in joining these events…
Figure drawing for Figure Drawing Fundamentals Course by Adam Miconi
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Figure Drawing Fundamentals Course | Learn to Draw People

Figure Drawing Fundamentals Learn To Draw The Figure | In-depth Training Course Not long ago I posted my biggest tutorial I have ever released. I've made a few sections of it available for free such as the How To Sharpen Charcoal Pencils I'm…
Develop Your Art Style Alien Creature Demo
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Developing Your Art Style

Developing your art style. Everyone has a taste in art that they really enjoy, this can be comics, manga, realism, etc. These tastes in art help motivate us, inspire us, and give us something to strive towards and continuously try to improve…
Old childhood drawing of a monster by Adam Miconi
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Draw It Again: Remaking a Childhood Drawing

Draw it again: Remaking a childhood drawing. Last year one of my friends contacted me on Facebook letting me know that he had come across one of my childhood drawings in all of his stuff. I was super curious as to which one he had come across…
Venom Gingerbread Man by Adam Miconi
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Venom Gingerbread Man Cardboard Painting

I never got around to posting about this back in December but I made a Venom gingerbread man cardboard painting with my family and would like to write about it here. I can't take the credit on the idea for the gingerbread men, that was my wife's…
Gouache painting of a lion with abstract strip across his eye by Adam Miconi
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How To Make An Art Portfolio

Creating an art portfolio is essential to succeeding as an artist. Let's face it, we all like to share our work and get feedback to help us grow. After all, it's one of the main things that drives us to continue and get better. There is nothing…
SiteGround Hosting for Artists

First Impression With SiteGround - Web Hosting for Artists

First Impression with SiteGround - Web Hosting for Artists As I've mentioned on my social media platforms that I was going to be moving all of my websites to a new host. Well, last week I made the move and so far I haven't had a regret. To…
Neck Study with digital charcoal in Procreate app by Adam Miconi
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Charcoal Neck Study in Procreate

Starting to draw digitally on the iPad Pro in Procreate. I've been doing a few studies in Procreate lately and this is a rendering of neck. The point of these studies is first to get comfortable in Procreate as I'm trying to move further…
Pumpkin Monster AdamMiconi.com
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Behind the scenes to selling art at conventions

I have put quite a few conventions under my belt and I wanted to share some things I've learned behind the scenes to selling art at conventions. Be prepared, this is a long post but each section is titled so you can jump to your most informative…
How to paint angel wings by Adam Miconi
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How to paint angel wings

This time-lapse video tutorial on how to paint angel wings shows the process of how to paint wings. When I was working on my angel painting that will be released in the near future, I got to a point where I needed to isolate the wing.…
How To Sharpen Charcoal Pencils Cover Image
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How To Sharpen Charcoal Pencils

A short time ago I created an in-depth video on how to sharpen charcoal pencils. It's an introductory course that I wanted to share for free to help teach people how to properly sharpen their charcoal pencils because this way seems unusual…
Freddy Krueger Chibi by Adam Miconi
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Chibi Series Complete

For the last few years I’ve been running what I call the Chibi Series (previously known as the Mini Series), it is a bunch of miniature characters from all sorts of genres. The idea was to create multiple characters out of basic geometry…
Charcoal skull drawing for Should I Go To Art School post
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Should I go to art school?

Should I go to art school? First you need to understand that any type of education you go for is a commitment, not just a want. You can’t do it when the motivation hits you, it’s more of a dedication than a motivation. You need to ask…
Old man playing chess with grim reaper behind him oil painting by Adam Miconi
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First Impression With Water Mixable Oils

Oil painting, that lovely medium that we all love and hate! I’ve been painting for quite some time now and when I started my education, they started us in charcoal which I highly recommend for anyone, as we progressed we finally hit oils and…
Consequence book cover digital painting by Adam Miconi
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Consequence Book Cover Illustration

The most recent commission I have received is for the Consequence by C.R. Langille book cover illustration. The book will be on sale June 10th, 2016. Though I’m not a hunter myself and somewhat of an indoor hermit, I really enjoyed working…

The fall of CGHub. An updated post.

This is an update to my previous post: The fall of CGHub and the rise of DrawCrowd When that post was written, I had my suspicions that something strange was up with CGHub and their sudden onset subscription plan. That really pissed a lot…