Come and Embrace Your Geek!

The occasional random musings of a gaming, painting, studio artist and full time dad. You will mainly find my own work on here, with a smattering of reblogs and a ton of likes. Follow me on twitter: @EpicToneDogg where I tend to talk about games, films and art. I also swear on there.

I sell the odd thing or two over here: www.epictonedogg.bigcartel.com/

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

Ira Glass

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hifructosemag:

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The strange pieces frequently involve two or more characters merged into a single form, which could been interpreted as commentary on mortality, or multiple personalities/perspectives.

http://bunkyo-art.co.jp/artists/YoshitoshiKanemaki.html

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/03/yoshitoshi-kanemaki/

Wood sculptures will get you.

comicsforever:

The DC Comics Style Guide // artwork by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez (1982) 

In 1982 DC published a guide to help professional and aspiring artists learn how to draw DC Characters properly. Jose Luis Garcia Lopez graced the pages of that book by offering the definitive renditions of these characters by the time. Most of them still hold up really well to this day (despise the New 52 and all their padding)    

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blurppy:

French Artist Simon Delart’s Geometric Approach To @DCcomics and @Marvel Gives Us Some Pretty Fantastic Images

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rhysjamesillustration:

I wanted to direct your attention to my books - if you like the art that I post here, you might like these books. 
They’re all 24 pages, greyscale, glossy, and nothin’ but art. 
And they’re only $5 (plus shipping)
Anyway, take a look and if you have any questions just let me know!

rhysjamesillustration:

I wanted to direct your attention to my books - if you like the art that I post here, you might like these books. 

They’re all 24 pages, greyscale, glossy, and nothin’ but art. 

And they’re only $5 (plus shipping)

Anyway, take a look and if you have any questions just let me know!

Madonna Painting progression photos

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 24”