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...

 
 
 



HNI Corporate Headquarters / Neumann Monson Architects

HNI Corporate Headquarters / Neumann Monson Architects

© Subtle Light Photography Architects: Neumann Monson Architects Location: Muscatine, IA 52761, United States Area: 60000.0 ft2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Subtle Light... Read more ...

New "Field of Sunshine II" Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

New "Field of Sunshine II" Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sunny Horizon" ©2018 Niki Gulley30" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas Inspired by a trip through the Midwest, I was filled with joy seeing this solid field of... Read more ...

Love and Rejection by artist Pat Meyer

Love and Rejection by artist Pat Meyer

5 x 7 oil on linen panelDemo painting$75contact artist to purchase This Valentine my sweetie gave me a dozen red roses. Some of them open and some of them didn't. That seems to... Read more ...

Villa Poorkan / ZAV Architects

Villa Poorkan / ZAV Architects

© Soroush Majidi Architects: ZAV Architects Location: Iran Architect In Charge: Mohamadreza Ghodousi Design Team: Fateme Rezaie Fakhr-e-Astane, Soroosh Majidi Area: 142.0... Read more ...

Love and Rejection by artist Pat Meyer

Love and Rejection by artist Pat Meyer

5 x 7 oil on linen panelDemo painting$75contact artist to purchase This Valentine my sweetie gave me a dozen red roses. Some of them open and some of them didn't. That seems to... Read more ...

Fan Palm Canopy.. Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Fan Palm Canopy.. Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

FAN PALM CANOPY is now complete.. This image is on Sennelier sanded paper, and is presented unframed. Image size is 19.5" x 25.5" Prints of this image are also available... Read more ...

Endless longing

Endless longing

For a place beyond the present one, for a level beyond this one - one's spirit aiming high and flying way above the trees to the endless sky. 4x6 inches oil on primed panel... Read more ...

Blushing pink roses in glass jar 10x8 in. oil painting

Blushing pink roses in glass jar 10x8 in. oil painting

Capturing nature's transient beauty Blushing Roses in Jar10x8 inches / oil on canvas Read more ...

Surreal Paintings by Mariusz Lewandowski Mariusz Lewandowski was

Surreal Paintings by Mariusz Lewandowski Mariusz Lewandowski was

Surreal Paintings by Mariusz Lewandowski Mariusz Lewandowski was born in 1960, in Działdowo, Poland. He currently lives and creates in a small town in the north of Poland and... Read more ...

Mixed Media, Geologic Contemporary Abstract Art “Shining Through” © Carol...

Mixed Media, Geologic Contemporary Abstract Art “Shining Through” © Carol Nelson Fine Art

30"x24"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/sold Commissions welcome. Read more ...