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J.R.R. Tolkien


Donato Giancola

January 3th of this year marked the 130th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien's birth, Happy Birthday John Ronald Reuel! With the new Amazon Silmarillion adaptation coming soon, Middle-earth is on my mind these days, with an itch to start another massive landscape work.  To hold us over, here is a revisit to a post from the beginning of MuddyColors days and one of my favorite paintings from the studio, a portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien. I cannot…

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Let’s Talk About Master Copies


Miranda Meeks

January 17, 2022 - "Good artists copy, great artists steal." Recognize that quote from Picasso? It touches on the idea that nothing is truly original, and as artists, everything we create is derivative in some way or another. I'd like to take some time today to talk about creating master copies. "But I thought copying was bad?!" Straight-up copying IS bad in any kind of professional setting. Copying an entire image for a freelance project = not good. The keyword here is "professional." Technically, if you're copying an image for educational purposes, you should be good (as long as you don't go around parading it on social media as if it was your own and you give credit to the original artist if you decide to share it online. When in doubt, always ask the original artist first, if…

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