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"The Member's Minute"

Art Critiques and Answered Questions


"The Member's Minute" is a short weekly video that answers your questions, includes critiques of artwork, tips for improving as an artist, and encouragement to keep going. This feature enables me to help you directly and answer your questions so that everyone can benefit! Past episodes are available below.

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Past Episodes

Graphite drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY 8/8/18
A critique of a graphite drawing and blocking in color with pastels.
Abstract Pastel critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE 8/1/18
A critique of an abstract pastel drawing and watercolor papers.
Pastel drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-EIGHT 7/25/18
A critique of a pastel drawing and storing/sending pastel drawings.
Pastel landscape critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN 7/18/18
A critique of a pastel landscape and choosing paper colors for pastels.
Acrylic painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX 7/11/18
A critique of an acrylic painting and cleaning brushes while painting with oils.
Portrait drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE 7/4/18
A critique of a portrait drawing and glazing with acrylics.
Acrylic painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR 6/27/18
A critique of an acrylic painting and a question on watercolor brush sizes.
Pastel landscape critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE 6/20/18
A critique of a pastel landscape and layering pastels.
Pastel drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO 6/13/18
A critique of a pastel drawing and a new surface for pastels.
Charcoal drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE 6/6/18
A critique of a charcoal drawing and marketing your art.
Watercolor painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY 5/30/18
A critique of a watercolor painting and placement of the horizon line in a composition.
Acrylic Painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE 5/23/18
A critique of an acrylic painting and preparing watercolor paper.
Graphite Landscape critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT 5/16/18
A critique of a graphite landscape and setting up a still life.
Pastel Landscape critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX 5/8/18
A critique of an pastel landscape and burnishing vs. blending stumps.
Pastel Landscape critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX 5/1/18
A critique of a pastel landscape and pastel materials for beginners.
Pastel Still Life critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE 4/24/18
A critique of a pastel still life and planning an art curriculum.
Acrylic painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR 4/17/18
A critique of an acrylic painting and a question on drawing darker lines initially.
Pastel Portrait critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE 4/11/18
A critique of a pastel portrait and capturing specific textures.
Pastel Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO 4/4/18
A critique of a pastel drawing and a question on accuracy in figure drawing.
Colored pencil critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE 3/28/18
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and a question on layering colored pencils.
Pen and Ink Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY 3/21/18
A critique of a pen and ink drawing and matching the subject with the medium.
Pastel Landscape critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE 3/14/18
A critique of a pastel landscape and sharpening blending stumps.
Colored Pencil Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-EIGHT 3/7/18
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and using projectors as drawing aids.
Acrylic painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN 2/28/18
A Critique of a colored pencil drawing.
Pastel Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX 2/21/18
A critique of a pastel landscape and pastel pencils vs. colored pencils.
Acrylic painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR 2/14/18
A Critique of an Acrylic Painting and Contrast in References.
Drawing Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR 2/7/18
A drawing critique and using solvents with colored pencils.
Colored Pencil Drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE 1/31/18
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and combining colored pencils with watercolor.
Pastel Drawing Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO 1/24/18
A critique of a pastel drawing and choosing background colors.
Graphite Drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE 1/17/18
A critique of a graphite drawing and combining colored pencils with drawing pens.
Portrait Drawing Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY 1/10/18
A critique of a portrait drawing and drawing from imagination.
Pastel portrait critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-NINE 1/3/18
A critique of a pastel portrait and surfaces for pastel drawing.
Pastel Landscape Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHT 12/27/17
A critique of a pastel landscape of a winter scene.
Oil painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN 12/20/17
A critique of an oil painting and using gesso with acrylics.
Watercolor landscape critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SIX 12/13/17
A critique of a watercolor and graphite work and "under-drawing" with graphite.
Colored pencil pet portrait critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE 12/6/17
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and capturing the soul in a portrait.
Oil Pastel Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR 11/29/17
A critique of an oil pastel drawing and medium disease.
Acrylic Painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-THREE 11/22/17
A critique of an acrylic painting and storing your drawings.
Pastel Landscape Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-TWO 11/15/17
A critique of a pastel drawing and a question on originality when working from tutorials.
Acrylic Painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-ONE 11/8/17
A critique of an acrylic painting.
Pastel Landscape Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FORTY 11/1/17
A critique of a pastel landscape and a question on watercolor and pen and ink drawing.
Acrylic Painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE 10/25/17
A critique of an acrylic painting.
Acrylic painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT 10/18/17
A critique of an acrylic painting and when it's time to move on to a new medium.
Graphite Drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN 10/11/17
A critique of a graphite drawing and the importance of the horizon line in linear perspective.
Acrylic painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX 10/4/17
A critique of an acrylic painting and why pastel papers are toned.
Colored pencil critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE 9/27/17
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and preparing photo references.
Pastel Landscape critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR 9/20/17
A critique of a pastel landscape and a quote on starting over.
Graphite Drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE 9/13/17
A critique of a graphite drawing and should you stretch your own canvas.
Oil Pastel drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO 9/6/17
A critique of an oil pastel drawing and using gesso on paper.
Portrait critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE 8/30/17
A critique of a portrait drawing and matching colors with pastels.
Pastel drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY 8/23/17
A critique of a pastel drawing and using masking fluid with colored pencils.
Graphite Portrait critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE 8/16/17
A critique of a graphite portrait drawing and fighting perfectionism.
Colored pencil critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT 8/9/17
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and blending pastels with your fingers.
Graphite drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SEVEN 8/2/17
A critique of a graphite drawing and problems with a colorless blender.
Critique of a graphite portrait
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX 7/26/17
A critique of a graphite portrait and is it OK to copy "Master" paintings..
Pastel Still Life critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE 7/19/17
A critique of a pastel still life and blending stumps vs. tortillons.
Critique of a colored pencil drawing
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR 7/12/17
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and which colored pencils are the "best".
Graphite pencil drawing critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE 7/5/17
A critique of a graphite pencil drawing and how to start selling your art.
Critique of a pastel pencil drawing
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO 6/28/17
A critique of a pastel pencil drawing and the problem with the grid technique.
White Charcoal Drawing Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE 6/21/17
A critique of several white charcoal drawings and how to make your oil paintings brighter.
Critique of a pastel drawing
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY 6/14/17
A critique of a pastel drawing and is art school really necessary for success?
Graphite Montage Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED NINETEEN 6/7/17
A critique of a graphite drawing and matching colors with colored pencils.
Pastel Drawing of a Wolf Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN 5/31/17
A critique of a pastel drawing and why you should learn how to draw if you want to learn how to paint.
Graphite Portrait Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN 5/24/17
A critique of a graphite portrait and why you should embrace your artistic style.
Watercolor Painting Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN 5/17/17
A critique of a watercolor painting and how much time you should be spending on a drawing.
Oil painting critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN 5/10/17
A critique of an oil painting and how to create contrast with colored pencils.
Colored Pencil Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN 5/3/17
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and a question on making white lines against a dark background with colored pencils.
Pastel Landscape Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN 4/26/17
A critique of a pastel landscape and a question on pastel pencils.
Oil Pastel Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWELVE 4/19/17
A critique of an oil pastel drawing.
Digital Painting Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN 4/12/17
A critique of a digital painting and a question on warm and cool reds.
Artistic Motivation
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TEN 4/5/17
A critique of a graphite portrait drawing and finding motivation.
Watercolor Painting Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED NINE 3/29/17
A critique of a watercolor painting and a question on inconsistent use of media.
Make drawings look less cartoonish
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED EIGHT 3/22/17
A critique of a graphite drawing and making your drawings look less cartoonish.
Graphite Drawing Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVEN 3/15/17
A critique of a graphite drawing and a question on pastel pencils.
Charcoal Portrait Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIX 3/8/17
A critique of a charcoal portrait and desaturating watercolors.
Colored Pencil Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIVE 3/1/17
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and cast shadows for organic forms.
Water-Mixable Oil Painting Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FOUR 2/22/17
A critique of an "in-progress" oil painting and a question on water-mixable oil paints.
Colored Pencil Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THREE 2/15/17
A critique of a colored pencil drawing and drawing eye glasses.
My artistic journey
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWO 2/8/17
A critique of a mixed media work and a question on canvas purchases and construction.
Pastel Landscape Critique
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED ONE 2/1/17
A critique of a pastel landscape and prepping art for portfolios.