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 ...

Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Inspiration Restoration" by Intuitive Artist...

Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Inspiration Restoration" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

8"x10" Mixed Media on Paper Read more ...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed Media Abstract Tree Collage Painting, "FANTASTIC FOREST...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed Media Abstract Tree Collage Painting, "FANTASTIC FOREST 033017" Carol Nelson Fine Art

This painting is art of my Summer Sale 6"x12"x1" Mixed Media on Panel/Available Summer Sale Price $199 Read more ...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting, Aspen Leaf, Nature Art “Heritage” by...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting, Aspen Leaf, Nature Art “Heritage” by Colorado Artist Gerri Calpin

8"x8" Mixed Media on Canvas Acrylic paint, heavy texture, preserved aspen leaves on stretched canvas. $100 Read more ...

Impressionist Street Scene Art Cityscape Painting Oil on Canvas Night...

Impressionist Street Scene Art Cityscape Painting Oil on Canvas Night Paintings "Red Corner" By Debra Hurd

Cityscape Art, Rainy City, Abstract Street Scene 24"x20" Oil on Canvas/sold Purchase a Fine Art Print of this painting HERE Visit to Read more ...

New Lavender Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

New Lavender Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Lavender Dreams” ©2018 Niki GulleySOLD • 24” x 24” textured oil on canvas Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! The lavender fields in Provence are incredible... Read more ...

Abstract Art, Expressionism, Contemporary Painting “Image” by Contemporary...

Abstract Art, Expressionism, Contemporary Painting “Image” by Contemporary Artist Maggie Demarco

12"x12"x 1.5 Acrylic on Camvas-Available Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Bold Expressive Still Life Flower Art Painting “Santa...

Contemporary Abstract Bold Expressive Still Life Flower Art Painting “Santa Fe Fall” by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

FRESH OFF THE EASEL 24"x20" x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 18 and 19, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 18 and 19, 2018

Saturday August 18, 2018 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Commander's Call. Museum of Military History 5210 West Irlo Bronson Hwy Kissimmee FL 34746. This ongoing program is held on the... Read more ...

Residence Maribou / Alain Carle Architecte

Residence Maribou / Alain Carle Architecte

© Raphael Thibodeau Architects: Alain Carle Architecte Location: Saint-Sauveur, Canada Area: 225.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Raphael Thibodeau Project Manager: Isaniel... Read more ...

Gahinga Batwa Village / Studio FH Architects

Gahinga Batwa Village / Studio FH Architects

© Will Boase Photography | Craig Howes Architects: Studio FH Architects Location: Gahinga Volcano, Rwanda Area: 480.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Will Boase Photography... Read more ...