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Down the Dark Path Fantasy, Dark Art, and Sci Fi by J Edward Neill

Why I Won’t Do Commissioned Art

April 25, 2018 | Art!, humor, Life | Permalink

“Can you paint a portrait of me, but as a sexy, armor-wearing warrior queen? And thirty lbs. lighter?” No. And you mean forty-five lbs. “Can you paint my dog? He’s really cute. Look how his tongue hangs out the left side of his mouth. I really want to capture him in a painting.” No. Your dog […]

Sketching Pretty Girls

June 15, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

Ages ago, I was a student in a small Atlanta art school. I wasn’t searching for a degree. Or a job. Or to become the next Boris Vallejo, HR Giger, or Picasso. I just wanted to learn how to draw. Particularly people. Especially beautiful bodies and faces. After I finished school, I ended up getting […]