Author Archives: Bryant Dodd
best color pencil sharpener

Best Sharpener For Color Pencils And Pastel Pencils

Hey guys I wanted to shoot this quick video post to show and tell you what I use to sharpen my color pencils and pastel pencils with. If you’ve ever tried using an electric pencil sharpener then you know sometimes it can eat your pencils up. I use the Prisma Color pencil sharpener, it does […]

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What Medium To Use For Children’s Book Graphics

I want to show you what medium to use for children’s book graphics and why I have chosen this medium as a preference. Ultimately the medium you use will depend on what style you are looking for such as; hand drawn look, marker look, but either way make sure they are kid friendly graphics. I […]

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How I Designed My First Children’s Book: The Process I Used

I want to share how I designed my first children’s book and the process I used for making sure that I draw my character’s the same with consistency. If you have a hard time drawing things to look the same then this tip will help you. It doesn’t matter if you are drawing with pencil […]

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Writing My First Children’s Book: How I Got Started

I started writing my first children’s book recently and the process was a little tedious at first but I am making great progress. The book is one of many to come in a series called Ellen Star. Ellen Star is my wife’s name and I wanted to name the character after her. I started this […]

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Learn How to Create Art with Spray Paint

Anyone can learn how to create art with spray paint even if you have no advanced painting skills. This new found art creation method will make you a rock star artist using simple to learn techniques. One other bonus is that spray paint is fairly cheap versus traditional paints. It is fun to learn and […]

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Get Back to The Simple Methods of Painting

Remember when we first started learning to paint that we began with the simple methods such as still life, and not adding too much detail so that we didn’t take away from the focus of the painting? Now that we have evolved into using digital mediums that simulate oils, acrylics, and pastels, we have seemed […]

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Newest Painting Using Corel Painter Mobile

I recently purchased Corel Painter Mobile and wanted to share my newest painting I created using the software. Before I show you the painting, I will say that there is a free version of this software that you can download from the Google Play store with the option to buy the pro version. I purchased […]

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Concept Art Digital Painting

I have decided to take my art into another area which is concept art digital painting. I have already painted my first piece today and it isn’t too bad, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. The painting that I did is a concept painting of space. It depicts spacecraft lurking in […]

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Do You Know What Type of Artist You Are

Most of the time when we are growing up, we decide that we want to paint pictures because they look good in color. Maybe we want to just draw them because we like drawing with pencils, but do you know what type of artist you are? I sure didn’t know when I began painting and […]

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Plein Air Art In The Spring

Creating plein air art in the spring is one of the best times of the year to do it, but there are a few drawbacks to being outside in the early spring, and there are a few bonuses. I use the term plein air art because I am also a graphite artist and I love […]

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