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Guest Post: Micah Epstein


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Hello Muddy Colors readers, Micah Epstein here. One of the questions I get asked most frequently (aside from the ubiquitous “what brushes do you use?”) is “how do you get that texture in your paintings?” So when Dan invited me to write a guest article for Muddy Colors, I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to address that topic. But any explanation of 'how' is incomplete without an explanation of 'why,' so before I get…

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How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative


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December 12, 2019 - As a freelance Artist, we have wear a lot of hats. Most of us tend to be responsible for not just creating compelling works of art, but for promoting those works as well. We are our own little Public Relations Managers, often filming our process or taking snap shots of sketches... all to share with someone else. This kind of public display is essential to the business of being a Illustrator, but it has downside. More and more, I feel beleaguered by these burdens... that I have to photograph a painting, I have to write a Facebook post, I have to get my painting seen by lots of people. This is an exhausting feeling, and I often find myself not wanting to do it, and instead asking myself "Why can't I just paint?!" "More and…

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