Flesh Tones

FLESH TONES

In preparation for an upcoming commission, I decided to retest the extremes of what I could could do with skintones. In this case I...

NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE!

NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE!

Dear Readers, We are extremely excited to announce that we have a New and Improved Muddy Colors Website! We have been working really...

 
 
 
A Digital Love Story:  Process

A DIGITAL LOVE STORY: PROCESS

Ahh digital. How I love thee. Though you don't have the tactile feel of real paint, your forgiving un-do and layered personality make...

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

For my third release from MONDO, and what soon became my favorite, I was tasked to make a poster for a new release this time for the...

 
 
 
Jeff Dekal Demo

JEFF DEKAL DEMO

This month's demo Muddy Color's Patreon Video will be 'Painting in Gouache, with Jeff Dekal'. Jeff Dekal is one of the hottest young...

The Delaware Art Museum - Part 2

THE DELAWARE ART MUSEUM - PART 2

Today I am sharing some more of the beautiful art from the Delaware. Part 2 contains my photos of a series of black and white paintings...

 
 
 
Charting Your Path

CHARTING YOUR PATH

The path to becoming an illustrator isn't as clear but as it can be in other professions. I don't think theres a set roadmap to it,...

A Portrait in 5 Layers

A PORTRAIT IN 5 LAYERS

After my post in March on Applying Transparent Color in Photoshop , I received a number of messages, emails and threats asking for...

 
 
 
The Practically Complete Guide On How To Do Almost Everything For Just About Everyone

THE PRACTICALLY COMPLETE GUIDE ON HOW TO DO ALMOST EVERYTHING FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYONE

I can not juggle. And yet I find myself juggling all the time. Fancy colored balls? Bowling pins? Chainsaws? No, no, juggling projects. According...

Deadeye Brawler

DEADEYE BRAWLER

By Jesper Ejsing Here is my newest illustration for Magic the Gathering, the only card I have in the set called Rivals of Ixalan. The...

 
 
 
Spectrum 25 Tips

SPECTRUM 25 TIPS

September Moon

SEPTEMBER MOON

I'm a strong believer that the earliest stages of any creative process are the most crucial because they will shape, limit, and guide...

 
 
 
Mindfulness - Listen To The Lost Painting

MINDFULNESS - LISTEN TO THE LOST PAINTING

Listen To The Lost Painting - originally tentatively titled 'Listen' and now I call it 'The Lost Painting'. Read to the end of the...

Win a Free Booth at San Diego Comic Con!

WIN A FREE BOOTH AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON!

Helping a young artists get a great start is one of our primary missions here on Muddy Colors, so we are really excited to help promote...

 
 
 
The Healing Arts

THE HEALING ARTS

Heartbroken In review of the crazy year that was 2017, I've been thinking a lot about my art and why I create it. I've read and reread...

With or Without Background?

WITH OR WITHOUT BACKGROUND?

Cover for "Spidey".Marvel Comics 2016. Could this cover have improved with a background or did it really have everything it needs to...

 
 
 
2017 In Memoriam

2017 IN MEMORIAM

Painting by James C. Christensen. One of the many truths that they often neglect to tell anyone in art school is that being an illustrator...

Artist of the Month: James McNeill Whistler

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER

Symphony in White No. 1 1861 “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” -J.M. Whistler When we all think of our favorite...

 
 
 

AFTER THE DANCE: TIME-LAPSE

I am currently teaching a workshop at the Scottsdale Artists' School in Arizona, focusing on creating master copies. It is a great...

Goals vs. Systems and Habits

GOALS VS. SYSTEMS AND HABITS

Happy 2018 everyone! Welcome to the first week of January, when everyone has the purest intentions, a full tank of willpower, and a...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

'blessings swirling' contemporary abstract landscape painting by santa fe...

'blessings swirling' contemporary abstract landscape painting by santa fe artist dawn chandler

Blessings swirling by dawn chandler Blessings Swirling by Dawn Chandler contemporary abstract ‘textual' landscape oil & mixed media 24” x 24” x 1.5” Blessing Swirling is a... Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting,Trees,Abstract Figure...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting,Trees,Abstract Figure "Together" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

Bright trees with a sunset in the background are watched by a couple. The descending copper squares are the light of the Creator entering the painting. 12"x12" Original Mixed... Read more ...

29 Winners Announced for 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra...

29 Winners Announced for 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

The European Commission and Europe Nostra announced the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards. The 29 winners from 17 countries have been... Read more ...

Mixed Media, Contemporary Fiber Art “SACRED CANYON” by Contemporary Artist...

Mixed Media, Contemporary Fiber Art “SACRED CANYON” by Contemporary Artist Gerri Calpin

20 1/2"x20 /2"x1" Mixed Media Mounted on Gallery Wrapped Canvas Painted papers, fabric, acrylic paints, beads. Mounted float style on gallery canvas covered with painted and... Read more ...

Chinese Pavilion Opens With Robot-Printed 'Cloud Village' at 2018 Venice...

Chinese Pavilion Opens With Robot-Printed 'Cloud Village' at 2018 Venice Biennale

© Liming Zhang The Chinese Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale , themed " Building a Future Countryside ", is endeavored to explore new technology and ideas to... Read more ...

Tools painting original

Tools painting original

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Mark Webster - Untitled Landscape Oil Painting 62411

Mark Webster - Untitled Landscape Oil Painting 62411

Mark Webster - Untitled Landscape Oil Painting 62411. 6x8" Oil on Panel. Read more ...

Carla Juaçaba Presents Her Chapel Design for the Vatican at the 2018 Venice...

Carla Juaçaba Presents Her Chapel Design for the Vatican at the 2018 Venice Biennale

View of the Chapel. Image © Carla Juaçaba Selected along with nine other architects by the Vatican , Carla Juaçaba has shared images of her proposed chapel design as part of... Read more ...

J.F. Oltmansstraat 15. Steenderen, The Netherlands

J.F. Oltmansstraat 15. Steenderen, The Netherlands

J.F. Oltmansstraat 15 Steenderen, The Netherlands. Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm. visit my site: Read more ...

Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Born in Sapporo in 1983, Taisuke

Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Born in Sapporo in 1983, Taisuke

Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil... Read more ...