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Week #1 of 1-pic-a-day-challenge

  • October 24, 2019
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Week #1 of 1-pic-a-day-challenge

I completely agree with your suggestion to have something like a weekly digest of my daily 1-pic-a-day-challenge pictures here on my blog. That way I will keep everyone who is not on Facebook or Instagram in the loop without overloading (already overloaded) email inboxes

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Picture #1

  • October 22, 2019
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Picture #1

Like all artists I want to create, but sometimes struggle with the right inspiration on what to actually draw or paint or illustrate. At times so much so that I hate myself for not ‘just drawing something’. Then I feel even worse, of course, about myself.

In an effort to break this somewhat self-destructive cycle…

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Helen the Horned Vampire

Helen the Horned Vampire

Once again, it’s been far too long. My artwork continues to evolve and improve and today I have something to share. My latest creation is 100% traditional…

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Inktober 2018 – (a short) week #2

  • October 20, 2018
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Inktober 2018 - (a short) week #2

Believe it or not, as much (or little) as I have inked over the years, there are two things I’ve never tried.

I have never used black ink to create a diluted, watercolor effect. Let’s call it a water non-color.

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Inktober 2018 – week #1

  • October 13, 2018
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Inktober 2018 - week #1

Those of you following my illustration/painting account on Instagram (OceandreamIllustration) know by now that Inktober 2018 is up and running full steam ahead.

Should there be anyone who doesn’t know: Inktober was started in 2009 by illustrator Jake Parker as a tool to practice ink drawings. Inktober has its own website, (Inktober), but really you can find lots and lots of awesome ink drawings all over social media. There is an official Inktober list with 31 prompts, but there’s also a ton of lists created by other artists around different topics and such. Oh, and by the way, there is not only Inktober, but also Drawtober (link), which is similar to Inktober, but ‘allows’ for any and all media and has also a list of prompts.

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Digital Versus Traditional Art in today’s world

  • September 29, 2018
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Digital Versus Traditional Art in today's world

Hello, and happy weekend! As most or all of you know, I work in both traditional media (pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media) as well as digitally, including Photoshop on my PC, and Procreate on my iPad Pro. Although I like both, there is one advantage to digital which I highlight in the drawing [...]

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