Author: Pamela

founder and admin of Artist Rage. Illustrator, painter, and sometimes crafter.

Art Buddy Charcoal Drawings: Simple Shapes and Fruit Study

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A few months ago I finally started to dive into the crazy, and sometimes confusing, world of Reddit. If you’re not familiar with reddit, just know it can be a great place to talk to people who have similar interests as you, and it can also be a great place to get into trouble. Haha, I’ll just leave it at that.

Moving forward a bit, SO.. I found this subreddit called Art Buddy. Art Buddy is about finding someone who wants to work on similar artwork as you. Once you find someone, you can arrange the subject or medium and how long the two of you want to work together. Brilliant! This is PERFECT motivation for anyone having trouble producing work. As of late, I’ve been lucky I’ve even managed to make my weekly art videos. I haven’t been making much for myself. I have ideas, I CAN make the things, I just…get caught up in other daily ticket items. *cough, not lazy, cough*

Back to the story…ahh, yes, so I found someone looking for a charcoal artist. I immediately responded. I LOVE charcoal and haven’t done anything with charcoal in over a year. She messaged me, we picked a due date, and decided we’ll do 1 a week for the month of December (4 total drawings). I chose the first theme, which was a Simple Shapes and Fruit Study. While not interesting, I thought it was a simple warm up for charcoal drawing again. It’s been too long.

Here’s what I did in progression:

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I didn’t finish the background before our due date. It was a good start though!

 

And here is what my Art Buddy sent to me for the same project!

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Here’s what she said about her work:

“So, I underprepared and realized that I only had two pears in my house, haha. I decided to do a basic value drawing, but I think it turned out blah because of the lack of true composition. I started with laying down basic values with a paintbrush and powdered charcoal, then built layer by layer. I need to work on detail though… Haha.”

I think we both did great for our first charcoal. My Art Buddy did a fantastic value study! I’m looking forward to next week’s charcoal, which my Art Buddy has chosen Fur and Feathers as our theme. Oooo tough! I like it. Challenge accepted!!

~ Pamela

How to Draw a Christmas Tree 2 Different Ways

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Happy Art Video Friday! Today, in the spirit of Christmas and the month of December, I’m showing you how you can draw a Christmas trees 2 different ways. Maybe you want to draw something for mom and dad or you’re a designer trying to figure out the perfect tree design for your project. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration on ways you can draw a Christmas tree for whatever reason you want to draw one. 🙂

Grab a pencil, paper, something to color with, and lets do this!

After watching the video, go to http://wwww.ArtistRage.com and VOTE for what Christmas thing you want me to draw next week! I’ll be drawing something Christmas related all the way to Santa Day.. so tell me what you want me to draw.

See you Monday with a gaming video and some updates on my website.. or, if you prefer, see you Friday with the next Christmas video.

-Pamela

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Artist Rage offers free online art tutorials, fun gaming lets plays, and a peek into the life of the artist with her vlogs.

New Youtube art videos every FRIDAY! New gaming videos every MONDAY! Check the website for art tips, challenges, and my personal blog posts. Feel free to comment or send suggestions on what you’d like me to draw, paint, or create!

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Deck the Halls B by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Join Us For our Black Friday Twitch Stream!

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Join Us For our Black Friday Twitch Stream and possibly WIN a FREE game!

A new game will be given out to a random chat participant every 30 minutes. There will also be in chat games for you to play when the prizes are being given out… So join us on Friday November 28th at 10am PST for some silly XBOX One gameplay, and possbily win a fun game!

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Opening My Nature Box + BEST Chinese Chicken Soup Recipe

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First off, I’M VERY SORRY. I know the quality is bad for half the video. I took the footage on a phone I no longer use. I won’t be having terribly quality vlogs from this moment on. This is a little peak of the randomness in my life between working on art projects. You get to see one of the Christmas cards I’m working on for my Etsy store at the end of the video :).

If you want to try NatureBox, Click here to save $5 on your first order! I <3 it and wanted to share the love with you.

FYI, try that Chinese Chicken Soup recipe. It’s a recipe my husband came up with and I’ve made ever since. It’s so simple, healthy, and delicious!! (Sometimes I add sirracha spicy sauce to it..hehe.)

See you Friday with an art video!

~Pamela

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Artist Rage offers free online art tutorials, fun gaming lets plays, and a peek into the life of the artist with her vlogs.

New Youtube art videos every FRIDAY! New gaming videos every MONDAY! Check the website for art tips, challenges, and my personal blog posts. Feel free to comment or send suggestions on what you’d like me to draw, paint, or create!

Don’t forget to subscribe!
Visit the site: http://www.artistrage.com
Tumblr: http://artistrage.tumblr.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/LoveArtistRage
Twitter: @artistrage
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Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Simple 5 Minute Drawing Warmup Routine

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Hey There, Happy Art Video Friday! I thought it would be great to do a quick video over a simple five minute drawing warmup routine that you can do before you start illustrating your masterpiece. I know saying “warmup” and “routine” makes it sound like a chore, but I promise you that not only is the warmup simple, but you’ll start to see results from doing these simple exercises before you draw. It can increase your production time and it can help you brush up on skills you may not use in every drawing.

I wanted to note that I am filming this on my computer in Photoshop because my camera is no longer working. I will have a new camera soon, but in the meantime will be working primarily in Photoshop. You can do this warmup routine no matter the medium — drawing on paper or on the computer.. It doesn’t matter! Make the effort and warm-up those muscles!

Try this out, tell me how it goes, and let me know what you want to see next Friday.

~ Pamela
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Artist Rage is a fun art, gaming, vlog and community place. It’s for any artist who enjoys creating art and not taking it too seriously, and it’s for gamers who are about having fun with friends. I love drawing and painting my favorite characters from movies, videos games, and cartoons. If you have any requests on what you’d like to see me draw, paint, or create… leave a comment on the video!

Don’t forget to subscribe!
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Carefree Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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How to Win Arena with Bastet

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Hey there! I wouldn’t normally highlight a game where my group and I just dominated another team, BUT I thought this game showed good overall teamwork and had a better explanation of what I was doing as Bastet. Hope you enjoy and if you want to play a game of smite, add me: Cupecake

Basic Playstyle of Bastet:

1. Wait for your teammates to initiate and stun, pull, root (etc) someone
2. Jump in with your #1 ability
3. Use your #2 (a bleed)
4. Use your #4 (releases your cats which chase after players/minions with bleeds first)
5. Either immediately hit your 1 to return to where you first jumped OR stay in and use your #3 to slow and possibly finish off a player.

Give this a try and see you!

Watch live at http://www.twitch.tv/artistrage
Website: http://www.artistrage.com

 

Coloring Lineart in Photoshop Speedpaint + Tips

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Happy Art Video Friday! Today I’m coloring the lineart from last week’s tutorial, which you can view here: http://youtu.be/QuV6VcZr7zE

I am so very new to digitalizing my artwork and I wanted to share my progress and growth with you. Hopefully it’ll be inspiring to watch me grow… or maybe it’ll be one hot funny mess. I dunno — lets find out. ^_^

There are popup tips in the video explaining my process. If you have questions on anything you see, leave them in the comments and I’ll try to get back to you.

Let me know what you want to see next time,
~Pamela

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Artist Rage is a fun art tutorial vlog and community. It’s for any artist who enjoys creating art and not taking it too seriously. I love drawing and painting my favorite characters from movies, videos games, and cartoons. If you have any requests on what you’d like to see me draw, paint, or create… leave a comment on the video!

Don’t forget to subscribe!
Visit the site: http://www.artistrage.com
Tumblr: http://artistrage.tumblr.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/LoveArtistRage
Twitter: @artistrage
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Carefree Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Hidden in Plain Sight and Dodging Bullets

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During last week’s Sunday stream, one of the games I played with friends was Hidden in Plain Sight from XBOX Live. This game is such a great social game to play with friends on a lazy afternoon. I believe we got this on Xbox Live for $1.. what a deal.

Join me on my stream Thursdays and Sundays at 4pm Pacific @ twitch.tv/artistrage

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Artist Rage is a fun art and gaming channel. I love drawing and painting my favorite characters from movies, videos games, and cartoons. If you have any requests on what you’d like to see me draw, paint, or create… leave a comment on the video!

Don’t forget to subscribe!
Visit the site: http://www.artistrage.com
Tumblr: http://artistrage.tumblr.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/LoveArtistRage
Twitter: @artistrage
Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/loveartistrage
Twitch.tv: http://www.twitch.tv/artistrage