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Greg Manchess’ 290 Things about Art

By |2018-04-17T16:42:33+00:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: Art Communities, Inspiring Artists|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Muddy Colors is an Illustration Blog run by a collective of professional illustrators, fine artists, art directors and more. They post daily about the art and business of fantasy and sci-fi illustration. One of the contributors is renown artist Greg Manchess, who since 2013 has been writing a blog series called “10 Things…” – the series is a wealth of good advice, thoughts, tips, lessons and what more on various aspects of art creation and career construction. If you aren’t familiar with it already I highly recommend you check it out. I’ve linked all the articles below for your convenience.

  1. 10 Things…Overlap
  2. 10 Things…Crumping
  3. 10 Things…Failure
  4. 10 Things… About Edges
  5. 10 Things…Painting Priorities
  6. 10 Things…About Reps
  7. 10 Things…the Business of Illustration
  8. 10 Things…Sketching the Model
  9. 10 Things…Evaluate Your Painting
  10. 10 Things…What’s in the Picture
  11. 10 Things…Finding Your Audience
  12. 10 Things I Remember…About Tracing
  13. 10 Things… About Value
  14. 10 Things…Using Black
  15. 10 Things… About Painting in Oils
  16. 10 Things… Applying Paint
  17. 10 Things…Knowing When To Stop
  18. 10 Things…Painting Like a Writer
  19. 10 Things I Remember…About Procrastinating
  20. 10 Things I Remember…About Portfolios
  21. 10 Things…About Planning Pictures
  22. 10 Things…Word List
  23. 10 Things… I Remember About Planning Paintings
  24. 10 Things… About Talent
  25. 10 Things…Painting Book Covers
  26. 10 Things…About Adventure Painting
  27. 10 Things to Remember about Training
  28. 10 Things… About Generating Paintings
  29. 10 Things…about Competitions

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About the Author:

Award-winning Illustrator, Artist, and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily share her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in the Kingdom of Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.


  1. Amanda Makepeace August 7, 2015 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Love these posts. Thanks for compiling them!

    • Kiri August 9, 2015 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      I really hope Greg puts a book together with them all! They’re so good.

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