ARTICLES

Access a variety of articles, including tutorials, art tips, time lapse videos, behind-the-scenes insights, and more!

Welcome to the New Website!

There’s so much to explore here, whether it’s the brand new Portfolio layout with custom categories and pages, to the new and improved ESA Shop, to the revised and expanded Mentorship Program with the all new and exclusive Membership Vault for students, or even the vast wealth of free resources, articles, videos, and insights you can find in the Archives.

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My Story

An in-depth account of my journey from drawing dinosaurs as a little kid, to my struggles with poor mental health and work habits, the mistakes I made as an artist, and what I had to learn to build my own business and become a full-time professional creative.

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Unwind With This Relaxing Time Lapse

For this one, I decided to get back to my traditional roots a bit and do some concept thumbnail sketching with good old fashioned pencil on paper. Add to that some epic fantasy soundtracks and a bit of a speed boost and you’ve got a recipe for a meditative and relaxing experience as you watch these ideas unfold (along with some shockingly satisfying sounds of pencil on paper).

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Learn to Paint Like a Master Artist

For today’s video I thought I’d walk you through my master study process using a painting from one of my favorite artists and personal influences, Tyler Edlin. You can check it out right here!

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Do You Need to Go to Art School?

For this week’s video, I wanted to address a question I get all the time from students and beginner artists: do you need to go to art school to be an artist in today’s world?

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Another Epic Time Lapse For You

I’ve got a brand new video for you this week for you fantasy art lovers. This piece was actually created for the winner of my recent custom art giveaway, and now I’m sharing the process for everyone who wants to see it! Just one of the many ways I like to show appreciation for my small community of artists and art fans here.

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10 Minute Fantasy Landscape Time Lapse

I’ve been super busy lately working on all kinds of awesome art projects, teaching students, and (slowly) migrating to a new website host that will help me get even more sweet content out to you guys. And still, as promised, you all get a shiny new video every week (with some epic fantasy scores!).

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Check Out This Epic Student Paintover Video!

I’ve been having a blast going through the group mentorship session with these students the past few weeks. Really some amazing work coming from these guys, and I’m seeing a lot of fantastic improvements. I thought I’d take a minute to make a short video on some of the things I was going over during one of our meetings and do a quick paintover of some student work.

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How You Can Paint Without Inspiration

A lot of you really liked the last video I released about autodrawing and moving past motivation when it comes to creating. For Part II, we’re picking up where we left off last time and diving into the painting process, while still maintaining a mindset of openness as focus on the process. I’ll talk a bit about how you can find inspiration within the painting itself, rather than needing inspiration to start painting.

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