There’s so much to learn when you’re slinging paint and pencil, so here’s the third installment in my new monthly segment here on Muddy Colors: Jeff Miracola’s Art Tip of the Month. Each of my short videos will share a handy tip to help you create magnificent art.
My art tip this month is: Brush Control
Learning to control any of your art tools takes dedication to repetition, but in this video I show you some tools and methods you can use to advance your brush control skills a little faster.
Jeff began his career in 1993 as a freelance illustrator for many role-playing/collectible card game companies such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Blizzard, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games, FASA Corporation, and more. Some other clients include Electronic Arts, Target, Hasbro, Scholastic, Immedium, and Warner Bros.
Jeff’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and his art and tutorials featured in publications such as Advanced Photoshop, Expose, and ImagineFX magazines. Jeff is a Silver Medal Winner in Spectrum: the Best in Fantastic Art and was the 2011 Guest of Honor at GenCon, the longest running gaming convention in the world.
Jeff is very passionate about sharing his knowledge of art techniques through his popular YouTube channel, which currently boasts more than 31,000 subscribers and 1.5 million views. His feature-length art instruction DVD series for Fantasy Art Workshop received rave reviews from ImagineFX Magazine, Video Librarian, and more.
When Jeff isn’t creating art for himself or clients, he loves to travel and work out with his wife, with whom he has three children.
Thanks for the video, Jeff! What a cool idea to improve brush control. Calligraphy in all its iterations can help with getting better at art (and just might improve your handwriting, too).
My pleasure, Nico. And yes, it has helped me with my handwriting, slightly. I admit I'm a bit lazy when it comes to my handwriting 🙂