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A Bit About Blending


Vanessa Lemen

Some notes and tips inspired by observations made while teaching oil painting I've noticed a lot of times when students' paintings become muddy-looking that it not only has to do with accurate (or inaccurate) color mixing and observation, but it has a lot to do with application as well. In classes, we go over observation of color, the mixing of pigment, and application of paint to the surface. Lately, it's come up that though students…

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Painting Tasha, the Witch Queen – Part 1


Martina Fačková

June 23, 2022 - Last year I got to illustrate Tasha, the Witch Queen for Magic the Gathering's Battle for Baldur's Gate set. Right after mysterious vampires my favorite subject to paint are dark, fierce women so you can imagine my excitement when I read through the brief. It called for a dark witch with a pointy hat at the height of her powers casting magic in her study while being surrounded by dark forces. I always feel so much admiration and gratitude towards Art Directors who do such a wonderful job with pairing artists with the perfect assignments. Painting this was going to be SO much fun.

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