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Overcome Procrastination

Overcome Procrastination. That Lack of Desire That Hits Us All.

It hits us all at some point or another, that looming feeling of no motivation, tiredness, or flat-out laziness. It is a constant challenge and when we fall into the grip of artistic despair, we feel the nagging voice to come back and tell us to finish what we started. Rinse. Repeat. So how do …

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How to Make a Glass Palette | Step 7

How To Make a Glass Palette

If you are looking to learn about how to make a glass palette of your own. This post shows you a very quick and simple way I create my glass palettes.

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Step by Step Drawing | How To Draw People | Figure Drawing

How To Draw People As another entry into my ongoing figure drawing sessions at Weber State University. I like these simple art poses since you don’t have to worry too much about extreme foreshortening and when you are working on anatomy drawing, sometimes it’s best to keep it simple. This model was enjoyable to draw, …

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Figure Drawing | The Pastor | Final Drawing

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 the entire time he was modeling for us, he …

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Some Past Figure Drawings

As the years continue to pass, I realize how much art I do that I never share with the public or that I post on only one social outlet and forget others. Due to the nature of social media, different platforms attract different users and like everyone, I have my preferred platforms too. The majority …

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Portrait Drawing Session 01-20-18 by Miconi

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 artist, you get to see beauty in more things than what …

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Weber State Figure Drawing Session

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 skin adding a red hue. You can see folds in the skin and …

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Inktober Day 6 Sword by Adam Miconi

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 is an event started by Jake Parker that happens every year …

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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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Develop Your Art Style Alien Creature Demo

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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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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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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Old man playing chess with grim reaper behind him oil painting by Adam Miconi

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 I fell in love immediately. Oil painting has been my favorite …

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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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Oil painting study of a hand making a fist by Adam Miconi

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 to the zoo a lot so I can’t remember …

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Head sculpture of an older man in clay three quarters view by Adam Miconi

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 and saw the sculpture, she actually …

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