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Exercise Those Chops


Steven Belledin

This entire post can be summed up thusly: don’t forget to exercise. Seriously. But by "exercise," I’m not referring to sit ups or running laps around the block. I’m talking art exercises. The stuff you do between the stuff you do. For some reading this, exercise is a luxury. Others reading this may be exercising without even realizing it. And while the very notion of art exercises might smack of basic, student-level skill building, I…

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Prince of Darkness


Arnie Fenner

October 14, 2019 - Above: A mixed media portrait of Bram Stoker by C.F. Payne. I love the connection to his character Dracula with the pointed ears and elongated, clawed fingers. Chris has produced a number of paintings and drawings of authors and artists over the years that he often offers for sale though his Etsy store (where Cathy and I happily purchased this one for our collection). Tales of vampires in one form or another exist in virtually every culture around the globe, but none have captivated audiences—or cast a longer bat-shaped shadow—than has Dracula. Written by Bram Stoker and first published in 1897, Dracula wasn't the first literary bloodsucker ("The Vampyre" by Mary Shelley's friend John Polidori in 1819 and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla in 1872 predate it) but it most certainly was and is the…

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