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Amelia Erroway : 10 Years to take off


Gregory Manchess

Talk about staying power, Betsy Peterschmidt kept after her idea to develop a graphic novel…for ten years. How many of us might’ve lost the energy to keep a dream alive over that time? This kind of effort, to believe in and stay with an idea, through clarity and confusion, from inkling to fruition, is the kind necessary to achieve something bigger than ourselves. We tend to think ideas have to be wildly different from anything…

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Mud Wrestling In Shipwreck Marsh


Steven Belledin

September 14, 2021 - Something that happens to me somewhat regularly is that I will come up with a sketch that I'm pretty excited by, and then start working on the finished piece only to find out mid-painting that there's some inherent flaw to the sketch that I just didn't see before. Invariably, it's the kind of flaw that threatens to derail the painting completely. The piece I'm going to talk about today was an example of this and hopefully talking about it will help you, but also help me to redouble my efforts at spotting such things earlier in my process. The piece in question is called Shipwreck Marsh, done for Magic: the Gathering. The assignment was to depict a stream flowing into a marshy inlet on the coast. A shipwreck—or parts of one—can be seen rotting in…

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