Let’s Begin with Drawing basics

For many artists and illustrators, drawing is instinctive, which means that illustrators can pick up a pencil and can easily draw very impressive sketches. I know many reading this are like that and if so, you already have a firm grasp on the drawing basics so quite possibly this article may be simple for you.  … [Read more...]

The Art of Tracing

Tracing is not cheating I know that there are many illustrators out there who think that tracing is like cheating when trying to get your illustrations down. I am here to tell you that nothing can be further from the truth. As a matter of fact my uncle has not drawn a picture since his teenage years. He is trying to regain his artistic talents by going back to the basics, which for him is learning to draw by tracing. … [Read more...]

Early to Rise

Getting up early in the morning has presented many problems for me. Like many people, I was not a morning guy. When I was in High school I struggled to get up in the morning. My head was filled with smog and cob webs; I just could not think straight at all. As time moved on, I decided that in order to become successful at what I am trying to accomplish, I must get into the habit of rising early. I have come to understand that many successful people begin their daily routine very early in the morning. People like the wrestling promoter Vince McMahan, real estate guru, Donald Trump, Bodybuilding promoter, Joe Weider. In his book Education of a Bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger would end his day at midnight and get up early at six A.M. only getting six hours of sleep. Bob Hoffman from York barbell and former publisher of Strength & Health magazine would only sleep for about three to four hours. … [Read more...]

Where am I going? — Building “ME INC.”

In today's post, I would like to go over and discuss a little about myself. This will help in establishing what my blog is basically all about. I started this blog to help and motivate those who wish to peruse cartooning and illustration as a hobby or career. But also, this blog will help serve as a motivational tool for many other things as well. I am somewhat multi- faceted, which means that Illustrations and cartooning are not the only things I do.   … [Read more...]