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Starting My Portrait of Taz - Laying in Color

Last time, I showed you the photo of Taz that my friend Mark sent me to use as reference. He had caught Taz in the process of licking his face and loved his expression; he said it was "pure Taz". So we agreed I would just copy that photo. Whenever I start
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Posted by on November 12, 2022

Starting My Portrait of Taz - Laying in Color

Last time, I showed you the photo of Taz that my friend Mark sent me to use as reference. He had caught Taz in the process of licking his face and loved his expression; he said it was "pure Taz". So we agreed I would just copy that photo. Whenever I start
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Posted by on November 12, 2022

A Portrait of Taz - The Reference Photo

This is a photograph of Taz, my friend Mark's kitty. Taz passed away, and Mark asked if I would paint a portrait of him. I usually do portraits in graphite (pencil) because I can do them quickly, but sometimes I will use other media, like pastel, colored p
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Posted by on September 4, 2022

Side Hustles: Art, Online - Print-on-Demand

Hey folks, hope everyone had a good weekend. My next stop on the side hustle train for artists is print-on-demand (POD). Some of you who are writers may already be familiar with POD for books. It enables you to sell your self-published books witho
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Posted by on August 7, 2022

My Side Hustles: Art, Online - Etsy, the Big Online Platform for Artists

Hi all, I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I'm busy at work on--you guessed it--side hustles!!! Okay, so there are lots of sites that let you sell your art online. One of the best known is Etsy, at www.etsy.com. Etsy is a lot like eBay, in tha
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Posted by on June 12, 2022

Side Hustles, pt 2 - Art

Hi, and welcome back to my posts on my side hustles. Besides being a writer, a lot of you who have interacted with me here or on other sites probably know that I am also an artist. I suppose that I am actually an artist first, as I did get a college degree
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Posted by on May 29, 2022

Don't stop being happy

We all love happiness even when we are sad. Our best friend may have left us today but left us happy memories. which can't be bad. remember all the stories The good times that we had. The tear that tripped down our cheek then turned into a smile a
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Posted by on May 23, 2022

New Art & Notes

Dear all, At present, my wife is out at her mother's, and my son is in school. I thought I'd take time to get some sharing in here. I created some new , some of which I posted to my Twitter earlier. The piece you see here doesn't have a formal title,
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Posted by on April 5, 2022

"Crimson Reflections" Art Design, With Evening Notes

I had a great evening overall, my son briefly had a fever but I am thankful to say it subsided. He is presently sleeping soundly, my wife is beside me as I type this. She is working on a diamond , a hobby she's been doing for over a year. Earlier,
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Posted by on March 28, 2022

Pyro-Kaleidoscope & Notes

This is some of my latest , I welcome any constructive feedback of course. I created this piece with Paintshop Pro x4, which is still one of my favorite programs ever to use. I had a lot of fun creating this piece, but that could also be said of
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Posted by on March 27, 2022

My Tattoo Design Goes Live!

Thank you, Dear Readers, for waiting patiently through my series of posts about designing a tattoo for my friend, who commissioned a tree of life design to get as a tattoo. He got it and sent me this picture showing it "live". I know some of you were wond
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Posted by on September 4, 2021