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Study Painting with Greg Manchess


Gregory Manchess

Twice a year, I teach an online class about painting and illustration for Rebecca Guay’s SmArt School. For fourteen weeks, students get a no-holds-barred approach to designing compelling images that make your portfolio stand out. No, it’s not like any art class. I ask students to come with their own mission: what do they plan to concentrate on, what direction do they want to take. Assignments are based on that approach, so everyone is working…

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10 Errors To Avoid When Composing Thumbnails


Ron Lemen

February 22, 2020 - Of all the stages in making art, the most confusing and least clarified is the thumbnail stage.  I am working with a few students currently who are having a difficult time recognizing that simple is important, and that the thumbnail is clarifying problems that later will later be encountered in the finish.  Working them out in a simple template is so important to free the mind for the finishing performance in the end. Some feel that the thumbnail paralyzes creative freedom, others do not think the little scribbles they do will lead to very much, while others don’t know what they are looking for and think the step is confusing and should be done away with.  And I also hear “if I do the picture more than once then it gets old, boring, and it…

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