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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Importance of a Sketchbook Image
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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,…