“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in […]
Read More Current Projects V: Waiting for Inspiration to Strike
Greetings, Internet! You may have noticed it’s been awhile. I sure have a lot to catch you up to speed on! My last blog post was right before traveling with a friend to Japan in Jan – Feb 2015. We spent 8 days in Tokyo and 5 in Osaka, with day-trips to Kyoto & Nagoya. […]
Read More Current Projects IV: Online Shop in the Works (yay!)
Hello, Internet! 2014 is officially over, and as the new year begins I’m facing a big international trip with a friend to the land of zen, shinto, tea ceremonies, and giant robots fighting monsters – if you don’t get the idea, I’m talking about Japan! Going back to a young age, a lot of my earliest influences […]
Read More Travel I – Japan
Custom minis for gaming; progress on new paintings.
Read More Current Projects III (Painting minis!)
Hello, Internet! This blog post is to sort out the process I went through in creating my first large-scale mural last month at Public Beer Wine Shop in Long Beach, CA. I was commissioned to create a 9 x 5 x 4 ft. piece of art that incorporated iconic Long Beach images – and drinking, […]
Read More Painting II (Mural in Long Beach, CA)
Hello again, internet! I’ve just finished moving yet again, and figured I’d start posting my homework from Noah’s Art Camp. I’m about a month behind…let’s see how much I can get done! (While I feel I received a great fine arts education in college, I am forever interested in pushing myself a little further, especially […]
Read More Noah’s Art Camp I
If adeptly rendering the human form is one of your goals, I can’t overstate the importance of doing figure studies on a regular basis, and drawing from real life when possible. If you are a student, your campus probably has an art club/drawing group. For those of us out of the education system, there are […]
Read More Figure Studies II
Sketchbook cleaning is a necessity when you draw a lot. It’s not so much cleaning as it is pouring through the strange and frenzied visual diaries you carry on you for months at a time long after the fact, boggling over all the jotted notes and long-forgotten ideas. It’s unsettling sometimes to find sketches that […]
Read More Sketchbook Cleaning I
Here’s the finished piece for An Artist A Day – – and a detail shot of the dog – – and on a completely different note, Skyrim fanart that will be digitally colored soon! Thanks for watchin’! – JT
Read More More Art!
Hello out there! If you’re reading this, you’ve discovered my first art blog post. Congratulations! Have some sketches from last weekend’s Sketchy Saturday event at One Grand Gallery here in Portland, OR. 2-hour figure study with a professional fighter as model. I’m excited to get this blog goin’. Much more interesting and elaborate posts to […]
Read More Designing websites – that’s what weekends are for, right? (Figure Studies I)
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