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Process

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In the middle of doing a line drawing for others to color. Had to redo the beard so I used acrylic gouache to white art a large section in lower middle area of the drawing. Had to do several thin coats of white to get it to cover evenly. Once I go over the beard I think I will be pretty happy with the drawing.

Going To Comic Con 2022

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  I am starting a temporary tier with which I am offering downloadable high resolution images which you can print and frame as well as line art that you can print and color. It is a temporary tier because it's purpose is to raise money for a family trip to the 2022 New York Comic Con. A few years ago we had gone to the Comic Con but my youngest son had gotten ill and could not make it so when he asked me this year I couldn't refuse him. With just 2 weeks before the event I needed to come up with a way of having some cash to make it a great day for us. There will be a print posted everyday till October 6. I will try and vary the subject so that hopefully everybody can find things they really like. After October 6 you can cancel so that you won't continue to be charged every month. If however you would like to stay on and continue to support this page you can switch to one of the other membership tiers after October 6th. Thank you so much for supporting this page. Use the fol

Sketching

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 If I don't do anything else with regards to art on any day I make sure that I at least do some sketching. I decided sometime ago that it was important to have the discipline to draw or paint everyday. Life does not always make it possible to spend a great deal of time doing this on a daily and consistent basis. There is always time to sketch though. On my lunch hour at work, early in the morning, while watching television or a video on the internet, while I'm on the train headed to work, etc. If I can find time to eat I can find time to draw. If I don't have a model I use reference. If I don't have reference I use memory or imagination. If I make a bad drawing or sketch I throw it out, keep going and try better with the next one. These are a bunch of sketches I did at different times at work or at home while watching a video or the ball game or on my lunch hour.

Gouache Portrait Speed Video

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  Gouache portrait sketch of my son. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/gilrobles/membership

Art and AI

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  On first seeing a photograph around 1840, the influential French painter Paul Delaroche proclaimed, “From today, painting is dead! Paul Delaroche Obviously nothing of the sort happened but photography as an art form was born. Art has gone through many technological challenges, photography maybe being the first. Later a more accurate printing processes replaced wood blocks and then color printing replaced black and white line drawings with full color paintings. After some time, as photography developed it became much cheaper and faster to print photos then it was to get an illustrator to paint a cover for Life magazine and a lot of popular magazines changed their formats because of it. The illustrator and the fine artist also began to use the camera as a tool and although their market dwindled (for commercial work) they continued to work and adapt. In animation there was an ink and paint department that inked and colored transparent cells which were the tracings of the hand drawn imag

Mentoring

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   Do you ever come to a point in your art journey where you need someone to run ideas and questions by and get some honest, helpful feedback on your work? I know I do! And I believe skill, nuance, and creative thinking are best shared person-to-person.  So I’m EXCITED TO SHARE that I’ll be MENTORING a small group of artists with @mastrius.official! ✨ They bring motivated artists together from all over the world to be trained and supported in their creative talent.  Our mentorship group will really dig into the technical aspect of being an artist through technique demos, and learning how to self critique! In our group, you, me, and up to just 7 other artists will meet together ONLINE monthly. We’ll tackle the hurdles and challenges you face as artists and in your own individual art practices.  I’ll help boost your skill and confidence by assigning homework tailored to your specific goals. Between sessions you’ll work on the homework I’ve assigned, supported and encouraged by the artist

Patreon Sketchbook

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On my Patreon page I have posted been posted a monthly downloadable sketchbook every month for over 4 years now. July will make my 50th sketchbook that I will make available for download. What's in it is a collection of sketches in pencil and gouache. For the 50th I planed to do gouache sketch for each day in July. You can join my Patreon page at the following link https://www.patreon.com/gilrobles
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  Do you ever come to a point in your art journey where you need someone to run ideas and questions by and get some honest, helpful feedback on your work? I know I do! And I believe skill, nuance, and creative thinking are best shared person-to-person. So I’m EXCITED TO SHARE that I’ll be MENTORING a small group of artists with @mastrius.official! ✨ They bring motivated artists together from all over the world to be trained and supported in their creative talent.   Our mentorship group will really dig into the technical aspect of being a painter, with technique demos, art crititques, and much more! In our group, you, me, and up to just 7 other artists will meet together ONLINE monthly. We’ll tackle the hurdles and challenges you face as artists and in your own individual art practices.   I’ll help boost your skill and confidence by assigning homework tailored to your specific goals. Between sessions you’ll work on the homework I’ve assigned, supported and encouraged by the artists in y