Figure Drawing | The Pastor | Final Drawing
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Figure Drawing | The Pastor

Figure Drawing in Charcoal | Life Session I've been to a lot of figure drawing in charcoal sessions over the years and I must say, recently I had the opportunity to draw an older gentleman and it was very enjoyable. This guy was a pastor and…
Graffiti Writing Final
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Graffiti Letters

I've never tried my hand at graffiti letters before so I decided to give it a try the other night. Lately, I've had an interest in street art and more specifically, street murals and I am planning on giving a large scale mural a try pretty soon…
Portrait Drawing Session 01-20-18 by Miconi
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Portrait Drawing Session at Weber State University

I had the opportunity to attend another weekly drawing session up at Weber State University. This session was a clothed figure of an older lady so I decided to do a portrait drawing session of her. When you see things through the eyes of an…
Weber State Figure Drawing Session
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Weber State 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…
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…
Neck Study with digital charcoal in Procreate app by Adam Miconi
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How to Draw a Neck with Digital Charcoal in Procreate

How to Draw a Neck in Procreate on the iPad Pro. I've been doing a few studies in Procreate lately and this is a rendering of the neck. The point of these studies is first to get comfortable in Procreate as I'm trying to move further into…
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…
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…
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…