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Tutorial

My tutorials blog is filled with various information on how to draw, different techniques, convention tips, and much more. I cover an array of topics and if they fall into the help category then they are labeled as a tutorial.

My tutorials for drawing often include how to use charcoal, or how to control charcoal, and possibly things like how to sharpen charcoal pencils.

For conventions, these are often experience based and I give my recommendations about what you might expect from attending conventions.

I will also cover drawing anatomy here as well. I cover bone structures, the muscular system, and many other parts of the body.

Visit the tutorial archives to view the various tutorial based articles that I have written. Many of these include video with narration or watch-and-learn time-lapse videos. If you have something specific, drop me a line and if I have enough requests I’ll make a video for it.

Figure drawing for Figure Drawing Fundamentals Course by Adam Miconi

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 hoping that all this helps you get started in bettering your drawing skills …

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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 our drawing capabilities. However, when you are developing your art style, this is …

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Gouache painting of a lion with abstract strip across his eye by Adam Miconi

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 wrong with sharing your work with others but …

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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 get the better deal I signed up …

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Neck Study with digital charcoal in Procreate app by Adam Miconi

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 digital drawing. I picked up an iPad Pro …

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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 section that relates to your search. Do I …

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How to paint angel wings by Adam Miconi

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. I figured this would be a good time to …

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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 and unless taught, you most likely would never try it. How to sharpen …

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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 yourself, do you truly want to be an …

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The Importance of a Sketchbook

I wanted to discuss the importance of a sketchbook. This is often a very overlooked aspect when it comes to progressing your drawing abilities. In this article, we will discuss what a sketchbook is and how it’s used, what to put in your book, where to buy and different mediums you can use. These aspects are …

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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 you do the same. …

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