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This Weekend… ‘The Artist’s Voice’ with Winona Nelson


Muddy Colors

This Saturday, Muddy Colors will be hosting a live lecture, followed by a Q&A with illustrator, Winona Nelson. In this lecture, Winona will go over what she feels the visual components of 'artistic voice' are, and how she and others have helped discover their own personal voices over the years. If you've been struggling with finding an art style that feels uniquely YOU, you won't want to miss this lecture. This…

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A quick trick for scanning textured surfaces


Wylie Beckert

January 24, 2022 - One of the things I love about traditional media is its built-in texture. While digital artists have to go to elaborate lengths to achieve the grit, scratches, and subtle surface variations that mark a piece "finished," the traditional-media virtuoso can accomplish the same and better by spilling the occasional cup of coffee on their workspace, and storing their paintings in the same drawer they keep the pennies in. The downside, of course, is that not every assignment is going to be a good fit for that gritty, handmade look.  There are times when I want to turn off my texture layer, just like the digital artists do, and upload something more polished. Especially infuriating, my favorite method of digitizing my traditional work — flatbed scanning — tends to exaggerate traditional textures in the least flattering…

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