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Are you looking for slower versions of my weekly painting &

drawing tutorials? How about reference photos? 

I offer 1-2 hour versions of my weekly videos to Patreon supporters for as little as $4/ month.  These videos include voice over tips and instruction to help you take your own artwork to the next level!

  • Get instant access to all of my slower videos, past and present when you sign up. That is over 100 1-2 hour long tutorials to choose from!!
  • Tutorials rotate between Colored Pencil, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Graphite, Inktense and occasionally new mediums.
  • 5-10 high-quality royalty-free reference photos each month to use in your own art.
  • Cancel at any time, there are no contracts!

A sample of our past reference photos.

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For me, art has never been about some elitist idea of the “right” way to create. Instead, I see the value in art for art’s sake.

Artist Learning Portal 

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YouTube Art Videos

Looking for free art lessons? How about tips on your own art business?

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  • Livestreams where I answer your art questions while demonstrating painting or drawing. 

Patreon Videos

Are my weekly speed paintings and drawings too fast for you?

For as little as $4 a month get

  • Weekly 1-2 hour long versions of my weekly youtube tutorials  where I explain what I’m doing.
  • Royalty free wildlife reference photos to use in your own artwork.
  • More rewards are available.

Colored Pencil Podcast

Are you a colored pencil artist? John Middick and I bring you a weekly podcast centered around colored pencils!

  • Art Business
  • Colored Pencil Technique
  • Product Reviews
  • Artist Interviews 

With 75 episodes, let us entertain, inspire and educate you while you work on your own artwork!

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Recent Blog Posts 

art tips, techniques, product reviews and art business advice

Digital Painting on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 or S4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tyGng-ndzk Is digital painting real art? ABSOLUTELY! See my process while I paint a Blue & Gold Macaw on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. The newer s4 will be very similar to what you see here. If you have an iPad with their apple pencil...

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Sketchbook Fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15wv5pYa2HM&t=439s I'm really getting into art journaling! See my two new octopus ink drawings using my October Smart Art Box supplies! This video is sponsored by Smart Art Box who provided me with these supplies. Any fees paid to...

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Oil Painting Tips – Red Eyed Tree Frog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBmi2vpgfR0 See how to blend and layer oil paint to create a realistic looking red eyed tree frog and fireflies! I'm painting a grisaille underpainting then glazing color on top to make this painting even easier and to get smooth...

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How to use Graphitint & XL Graphite Blocks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWJV6ndE2N8&t=903s Graphitint and XL Graphite blocks together? YES PLEASE! See how awesome these two work together to create a unique painting or drawing! I'm drawing from one of my own reference photos to create this hippo...

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How to use Derwent Inktense – Clownfish Painting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao9HUjKb_1I&t=254s See how to paint colorful clownfish with Derwent Inktense blocks and pencils! These are water soluble ink in block and pencil form and can be used with water and a paintbrush to create an almost watercolor-like...

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PanPastel Review & Drawing an Owl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SOWVYYp4tI&t=2s Are the PanPastels different than regular soft pastels? Find out if this medium is a fit for you and get tips for beginners on how to use them in combination with colored pencils! This is a great medium for getting...

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