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Portrait of Donald Trump

I don’t have much to say about this drawing that this drawing doesn’t already say for itself. I feel like I’ve really captured the true essence, spirit, personality and policy plans of the PEOTUS. In fact, it may be the most realistic portrait I’ve ever done. I know that when …

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Russell’s Teapot Helps Filter Bullshit

With all of the political propaganda, allegations of fake news, and wild conspiracy theories making their rounds on social media and the news, actually having a real effect on our lives, I thought it was high time to bring out some classical ideas that help teach critical thinking and theory. …

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Mad Art Cast: Salamanders, Axolotls and Digital Drawing with Ethan Kocak

It’s another fabulous episode of Mad Art Cast with special guest cartoonist/illustrator Ethan Kocak! Listen in as we talk about salamanders, axolotls and digital drawing techniques! Good times and great info! Show links: For finding out if your representatives have accepted contributions from the NRA: Who is my Voice Procreate …

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This global view of Pluto is a mosaic of 15 individual LORRI frames captured from a distance of about 170,000 kilometers around 08:45 on July 14, 2015. It has a resolution of about 850 meters per pixel. NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla
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Raw Space Image Editing for Dummies

Join me in my labors as I try to teach myself how to grab raw images from NASA or some other generous space agency and edit them into hopefully glorious megafiles for printing. I make a lot of space themed art. I’ve seen other artists doing very cool things with …

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WIP Weekend–Cliff Coast Painting

Here’s this week’s landscape painting! Current challenge: water and grass. The two stages of progress below each represent about one TV episode’s worth of work because that is a totally legitimate way to measure time. And here is the finished version of the painting I posted about a couple of …

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Microbiome Project: Surgery

Shortly after I’d written my last post (let’s not reflect on how long ago that was), I got tapped for a freelance project with Argonne National Laboratories. They have a YouTube series with Dr. Jack Gilbert called The Microbiome Project, and were looking to have a medical animation of what …

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Mad Art Cast: How Not to Get Ripped Off As An Artist

This episode is a very informative one for artists of all types, particularly those who make art that is posted on the internet. Joining us this week is special guest Emily Sexton. Emily is a blogger at Grounded Parents and a DC based entertainment lawyer and she has a lot …

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