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The 10 Art Commandments, Part 1


Tommy Arnold

Adapted from rules that I keep for myself, each of these general “commandments” is the sum of a number of smaller, more specific rules that I’ll go into in the accompanying annotations. I constantly need reminders to do the right thing; half the battle of art seems to be remembering what you knew even as you learn more. With annotation the full 10 Commandments were getting a bit hefty, so the second half will be…

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Hiring and working with models


Sam Weber

March 16, 2019 - If you’d asked me when I first started working as an illustrator what I thought of hiring models, I probably would have told you it seemed a little like over kill to me. At the time I was drawing a lot from my imagination, using magazine and internet reference, or very quick digital photos of friends or myself to flesh out details. I think at the time that sort of reference gathering actually suited my purposes well (it was fast and readily available), but as my ambitions and interests changed it became quickly apparent that I would need better, more specific reference. Since those days, models have become an integral part of my process. They’ve brought life and variety to my work, and allowed me to pursue a level of realism that was impossible for…

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