Enjoy this silliness in a hard time.
5 drawing videos completes and loaded and 4 more to go for my basics in graphite. Search the web, go to my website (videos) or click the image above to get to my YouTube channel. Check them out and subscribe! To have a custom channel name I need 100 subscribers, help me out with that.
I have in the mean time to go along with the videos a materials list. I have links to amazon, but shop local if you can. Amazon is just easy….. Maybe to easy.
My Materials list you are interested, buy local if you can!:
Rapesco 64 Manual Desktop Pencil Sharpener – 6mm Pencils- https://amzn.to/2NqP2TK (sometimes you can find them prime but click around to shop for the best deal)
Koh-I-Noor RED 2.0 mm drafting pencil: https://amzn.to/3aakEXH
Staedtler Mars 2H 2.0mm Graphite inserts: https://amzn.to/2uVRiMB Staedtler Mars HB 2.0mm Graphite inserts: https://amzn.to/2NuLjEK Staedtler Mars 2B 2.0mm Graphite inserts: https://amzn.to/2QWGUwh Staedtler Mars Pencil set: https://amzn.to/2QYcs4Z
PALOMINO BLACKWING, equal to 3B, I would see if you can find one individually local or you can buy a set of 12: https://amzn.to/363rkne
Pentel 2b 0.5mm Thin Leads, Tube of 12: https://amzn.to/30vBz2j
Gray kneed Eraser: Super cheap anywhere- or Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TrrZMp
Tombow MONO Zero Eraser Value Pack, Rectangle 2.5 mm. Precision Tip Eraser with Refills- https://amzn.to/3agndao
Faber Castell Perfection Eraser Pencil with Brush 7058B: https://amzn.to/2Tr1g2D
Sakura EE-3000 SumoGrip Electric Eraser: https://amzn.to/2QXC8ie
Tombow Mono Dust Catch Eraser: https://amzn.to/3adRCWS
Eraser Shield: https://amzn.to/2TruRc9
Scalpel Set (great for all botanical artist and illustrators): https://amzn.to/2FVvS4o
Staedtler Mars Rotary Sharpener: https://amzn.to/2RmxLfv
Uni 2mm sharpener: https://amzn.to/370or7N
PanPastel Sofft Covers: https://amzn.to/35TBE0Z
I am currently working on 7 video projects in one. 1. “Single Point Lighting” video, 2. My “One, Two, GO!, sketch to transfer perfection”, 3. “An Apple Time Lapse”, 4. “An Apple Drawing Walk through”, 5. “Value Application with the Land and Take Off Method (working title) 6. “Value Scale for Graphite, Black it not Black” and 7. “How to Make your own Transfer Paper”.
It has been slow going it seems. One simple project rapped into many concepts. They are important concepts to me and I want to be able to deliver them precisely. I really want to give these wonderful ideas to the universe. Most of these concepts, I wish I knew 20 years ago and some I have been refining for 20 years.
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A fun quick little video. I am struggling a bit to finish a piece I haven’t work on in a while. I have changed up my technique with graphite since I started this piece. It will be interesting to get it done.
I know the T3i is not the newest Camera on the market, but it fits my need. Being able to shoot video with two cameras, not to mention the flip out screen (my other camera is a T2i with no flip out screen) will help so much and save a bunch of time. The first thing I did was install the Magic Lantern build for it. It works like a charm. Also, I was generously given a nice lightning kit. Something I should have looked into a long time ago I can wait to get started on my next project. I was thinking that I never really have given my full gusto to drawing something simple like an apple. Plus it will be great for a few tutorial videos I have been thinking of doing. Let me know what you think or if you want to see me make a specific video. In the mean time check out my YouTube Channel “Get Your Phil of Art” , I just finished uploading an Almost 12Hour Video.
I am super happy to have this video done and uploaded finally. It took about three days to export it, and gladly there were no errors in the process! Check it out and let me know what you think. 12 Hour White Tara Drawing.
Don’t forget to check out my YouTube Channel! Subscribe and check the Bell if you want updates. Have a great Holiday!
I have this crazy idea about posting an almost in real time of me working on my White Tara Statue drawing. So I edited a video that is about 12 hours. As you can see the export is taking quite a bit of time, currently 47 hours and some change. I also installed “Magic Lantern” on my canon camera to help out with my work flow and to be able to shoot better. I should have installed this a long long time ago. Once I get the video loaded to YouTube I will post again about it. Cross your fingers that all goes well and I don’t run into any issues. Also, please Subscribe to my Youtube Channel! More and more videos to come.
It has been two years almost to the day when I started the path as a full time artist. So…. I wanted to make a blog post about what it is like to be an artist. To make a record of my process, so I have something to reflex upon and to compile my progress and failures. Also, as many artists seem to be I am dyslectic and really could use with a daily writing exercise (and well I am not the best writer). So may I add, sorry for and grammatical errors and so forth. I am hoping any tips, tricks, or how to information will make up for it.
I am hoping to do daily or almost daily posts (probably not really going to happen), including my morning sketch, works in progress, materials and all sorts of what ever tidbits that happen in my day. Hopefully showing a perspective of life as someone with an obsession of making.
A bit about me and mostly about my art background that is. I was born and raised in Denver, CO in the late 70’s. I had lots of per-university art exposure and maybe I will have a chance to post about that some day soon. I attended (then) Metropolitan State of Denver (now it is “University”) from 1997-1999. With the help of my drawing professor (a student of Richard Diebenkorn while he attended UCLA) I was excepted to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and spent the next two years there 1999-2001. 2001 was a though year for anyone trying to get a start to a career and I was no exception because of what happened that late summer. While at the start of my university art education Metropolitan State of Denver I worked at a heavy duty vehicle parts company part time and in 2001 because of the current job market I started working there again. I pretty much stayed with that company until 2016 ( I did jump around a bit and worked for a local photographer, Pamela Mougin who has since passed away. I also worked in large format printing, repaired Mac computers and customer support for a piece of building software.)
From 2001 to 2016 I was still making art, just not full time. I started showing in Denver in 1999 and showed very rarely until 2009 when became a showing artist and member at EDGE gallery in north Denver. At about that time I started showing quite a bit and entering call for entry shows (maybe I will post about how I currently fell about call for entry shows in the future) Also I started dealing with a few local Denver art consultants that sold some of my work and commissioned a few large projects. In 2013 one of these large commissions was for 6 large works that needed to be complete in a short amount of time. I was working full time 40+ hours a week and completing the commission on top of that was quite a task. After I finished that commission I put my art making on almost hold. I left EDGE gallery and was no longer taking commission or activity trying to sell work. This was a very bad idea, I am still after two years of full time art-ing trying to get back to 2013 sales, commissions and exhibitions.
As of April 2018 I became a member of Spark gallery and have a scheduled show February 14th – March 10th 2019. I am currently engrossed in making work for this upcoming show. I will be posting works in progress for this show.
I am also currently working towards a certification in botanical art and illustration at The School of Botanical Art and Illustration Denver. I have wanted to to this program for a very long time. Now I have the time to do this program. Thankfully they have a scholarship that I applied for and received that covers most of the programs costs. Continuing to learn new approaches and techniques, I feel is very important in making great work and pushing yourself into new places of work.