Inktober 2017 Official Prompt List
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Inktober 2017. 31 Days, 31 Drawings.

That time of the year is once again upon us. You know, that month where we crank on full power, every day, for an entire month. That's right, Inktober 2017 is here! What is Inktober? The concept is simple, the execution is brutal. Inktober…
Chalk It Up North Vegeta by Adam Miconi
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Chalk It Up North 2017

Chalk It Up North Chalk It Up North is a street chalk contest that started up only a couple years ago in Northern Utah and it has been quickly catching on and getting larger and larger every year. I'm always interested in joining these events…
Figure drawing for Figure Drawing Fundamentals Course by Adam Miconi
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Figure Drawing Fundamentals Course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_foWWuNOYQ&t=24s Not long ago I posted my biggest tutorial I have ever released. I've made a few sections of it available for free such as the How To Sharpen Charcoal Pencils as well as Lesson 4: Line Sensitivity…
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Developing Your Art Style

https://youtu.be/ZFdLpzwEb2E Developing your art style. Everyone has a taste in art that they really enjoy, this can be comics, manga, realism, etc. These tastes in art help motivate us, inspire us, and give us something to strive towards…
Old childhood drawing of a monster by Adam Miconi
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Draw It Again: Remaking a Childhood Drawing

Draw it again: Remaking a childhood drawing. Last year one of my friends contacted me on Facebook letting me know that he had come across one of my childhood drawings in all of his stuff. I was super curious as to which one he had come across…
Venom Gingerbread Man by Adam Miconi
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Venom Gingerbread Man Cardboard Painting

I never got around to posting about this back in December but I made a Venom Gingerbread Man with my family and would like to write about it here. I can't take the credit on the idea for the gingerbread men, that was my wife's idea since we…
Gouache painting of a lion with abstract strip across his eye by Adam Miconi
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How To Make An Art Portfolio

Creating a portfolio is essential to succeeding as an artist. Let's face it, we all like to share our work and get feedback to help us grow. After all, it's one of the main things that drives us to continue and get better. There is nothing wrong…
SiteGround Hosting for Artists

First Impression With SiteGround - Web Hosting for Artists

First Impression with SiteGround - Web Hosting for Artists As I've mentioned on my social media platforms that I was going to be moving all of my websites to a new host. Well, last week I made the move and so far I haven't had a regret. To…
Neck Study with digital charcoal in Procreate app by Adam Miconi
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Charcoal Neck Study in Procreate

https://youtu.be/5hhqBA3m48A Starting to draw digitally on the iPad Pro in Procreate. I've been doing a few studies in Procreate lately and this is a rendering of neck. The point of these studies is first to get comfortable in Procreate as…
Pumpkin Monster AdamMiconi.com
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Behind the scenes to selling art at conventions

I have put quite a few conventions under my belt and I wanted to share some things I've learned behind the scenes to selling art at conventions. Be prepared, this is a long post but each section is titled so you can jump to your most informative…
How to paint angel wings by Adam Miconi
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How to paint angel wings

https://youtu.be/E-FIicS1hls This time lapse video tutorial on how to paint angel wings shows the process of how to paint wings. When I was working on my angel painting that will be release in the near future, I got to a point where I…
How To Sharpen Charcoal Pencils Cover Image
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How To Sharpen Charcoal Pencils

https://youtu.be/rRMXr5HRGYY A short time ago I created an in-depth video on how to sharpen charcoal pencils. It's an introductory course that I wanted to share for free to help teach people how to properly sharpen their charcoal pencils…
Freddy Krueger Chibi by Adam Miconi
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Chibi Series Complete

For the last few years I’ve been running what I call the Chibi Series (previously known as the Mini Series), it is a bunch of miniature characters from all sorts of genres. The idea was to create multiple characters out of basic geometry…
Charcoal skull drawing for Should I Go To Art School post
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Should I go to art school?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k4836cXLhY   Should I go to art school? First you need to understand that any type of education you go for is a commitment, not just a want. You can’t do it when the motivation hits you, it’s more…
Old man playing chess with grim reaper behind him oil painting by Adam Miconi
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First Impression With Water Mixable Oils

Oil painting, that lovely medium that we all love and hate! I’ve been painting for quite some time now and when I started my education, they started us in charcoal which I highly recommend for anyone, as we progressed we finally hit oils and…
Consequence book cover digital painting by Adam Miconi
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Consequence Book Cover Illustration

The most recent commission I have received is for the Consequence by C.R. Langille book cover illustration. The book will be on sale June 10th, 2016. Though I’m not a hunter myself and somewhat of an indoor hermit, I really enjoyed working…
Importance of a Sketchbook Image
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The Importance of a Sketchbook

I wanted to discuss the importance of a sketchbook. This is often a very overlooked aspect when it comes to progressing your drawing abilities. In this article we will discuss what a sketchbook is and how it’s used, what to put in a sketchbook,…
Photoshop CS5 Box
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Digital Painting Tools

I often ask what I use to do my digital paintings so I figured I would post up a personal review. Keep in mind these are all my opinions, feel free to have your own. There are many programs out there and I’ve tried a ton of them and I recommend…