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TODAY'S FEATURED POST

Return To The Vortex (and other recent work)


Vanessa Lemen

Well, this is my last post here on Muddy Colors for the year, and what a year it's been. I thought I'd share some new work that I haven't shown here yet, and a little bit about each painting. Much of this past year has been a blur, but I've been working on new work all the while. I've shared some of the paintings done this year already here, and I'm excited to share some…

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Guest Post: Micah Epstein


Muddy Colors

December 13, 2019 - 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 to the tutorial, I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on the use of texture in illustration. Part I: Some Thoughts on Texture There are countless ways of bringing texture into an image. I could start listing them now and keep going until the site runs out of bandwidth, and I would still have barely scratched the…

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