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Landing Page Best Practices Infographic

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Design tips for reeling in website visitors, whether you want them to sign up for your email newsletter, call you for a quote, or purchase your art print.

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A New Generation of Fine Art Methods in Tattoo Design

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A new generation of tattooers with fine art backgrounds have been utilizing the wisdom of the masters of the painting world.

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Dear Rich: How Do I Get Paid for Book Illustration?

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If a book deal is in the works, and you feel you are entitled to a cut of the earnings, you should seek to become a party to the publishing contract.

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In the World of Tattooing, Beware of Scratchers

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The one problem that exists in the tattoo world currently is the free access of online training without practical application and understanding.

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Time Management: A Cautionary Tale (or Why My Brother Almost Punched Me in the Face on My Birthday)

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What they don’t tell you is the dark side of time management — how it can make you a self-centered, freaked out, miserable troll that everyone hates.

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Austin’s Urban Planning Problem

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It’s a surprise to see the instantaneous, not-well-thought-out response to residential real estate demand.

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Good, Fast, Cheap: You Can Only Pick Two!

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This is a prime example of something asked of an artist to be good and cheap — it is not going to be finished fast.

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The Grand Tradition of Berlin Cinemas

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In Berlin, going to the movies can take you back to when the German soul was explored in film, and the venue was just as important as the film being showed.

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The Art of Stealing from Photographs

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Before the photo stage I draw comps out of my head, and once that’s locked I do a rough color study.

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Letting the Ideas Find You

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I sat on that plane from New York thinking about the past and an idea popped into my head.

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Book Cover Design and the Client

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I’m a far better illustrator than I am a psychic, so I have to be ready to make the best out of any concept.

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My DIY Approach to Designing Prototypes

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Time and time again I had to jerry-rig materials that oughtn’t have been fastened together in order to come closer to my idea.

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Dear Rich: Idea for Book Bag Design

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if you’re trying to protect something functional (like the massaging book bag pictured above), seek a utility patent.

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From Sketch to Finish—The Journey of an Album Cover

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This is not the best way to handle every client, but when you are your own boss you get to make exceptions every once in a while. Album covers take time.

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How to Jump-start Inspiration

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Sometimes artists try to cut out all outside influences so their vision is more “pure” or “unadulterated.” That’s crazy.

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Smart Art

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When I started my first business I didn’t know a gross margin from a gross mistake.

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