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Workshop-Day 2: Digital Painting from Concept To Completion

Today's goal was to create an actual background for my "Soldier-Girl" character to live within. I'm using Photoshop CS3 as my medium.

As with much of my work, I take the traditional hand-drawn sketch and scan it into my computer.

I wanted two key elements in this work:

1. One was the inclusion of clouds, because I'm always fascinated with their beauty. If you ever are…


Added by Tony Snipes on June 24, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Workshop: Digital Painting from Concept To Completion- DAY 1

alfg workshop art I thought it would be cool to take you on a day-by-day journey of a piece that I recently created.

This workshop will document:

  • How to start a seemingly big project using common downtime.
  • The challenges I had transitioning from pencil sketch to color.
  • How to use constructive criticism from fellow artists to guide your progress.
  • How to use principles from the real world to create environments in the fantasy…

Added by Tony Snipes on June 23, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Audio Excerpt from My Upcoming Book: The Artists' Book of Tips

To help you determine if my upcoming book, The Artists' & Designers' Tip Book, will be resource for you or not,

I'll read a good 7 minutes (and 11 seconds) of it to you so you can see for yourself.


The book will help you find time and take actual steps to fulfill your God-given purpose concerning your talent.

TO LISTEN NOW: Click the audio link below to…


Added by Tony Snipes on April 8, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Community Artist Creates Prayer Rooms for a New Worship Experience

Recently I came across Nicki Carleton, who is in fulltime ministry that designs and creates interactive worship experiences and 24-7 prayer rooms. These beautiful sacred spaces allow people to fall in love with Jesus, hear His voice and pray with power and passion.

When I saw the work she's done with these rooms, I had to ask Nicki to share her story.

Here’s her response which made for a great… Continue

Added by Tony Snipes on October 5, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

3 New Sketches To Keep My Skills Sharp

From the "Practice What You Preach" file. Many of you have heard may talk about doing something creative everyday to keep your skills sharp.

Here is an example of how that practice helps me as well.

Recently, I noticed one of my daughters in a relaxed stance while watching TV. The profile caught my artistic eye. After shouting… Continue

Added by Tony Snipes on September 26, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

FINISHED! "Angels Among Us" online gallery Open to the Public

After nearly 10 months in production, the “Angels Among Us” online art show, resource and book are complete. The project is actually a relaunch of the version we first kicked off back in 2003.

This year I wanted to go bigger and better:

What's on the webite:

1. The Q & A website: The main site displays 9 key questions about the… Continue

Added by Tony Snipes on September 22, 2009 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

How To Be The Artist God Daydreams About

God daydreams about us artists.

He has dreams and aspirations for our talent just like a parent does.

From crayons to Photoshop...He daydreams about my path as an artist.

So, how do I follow that path to become the image of the artist that He foresees me to be?

Here's how>>

Added by Tony Snipes on December 9, 2008 at 10:48am — No Comments

3 Ways Artists & Designers Hear from God

How do you hear from God concerning your creative talent?

The key principle that I believe is that God speaks to us all the time, we just need to:

* Be in the place where God is speaking in order to hear Him.

* Get rid of the “noise” that tries to drown out the sound of His voice.

* Refrain from silencing the voice of God when it conflicts with our own “voice”.…


Added by Tony Snipes on December 10, 2007 at 10:19pm — No Comments

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