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Take The Water To The Mountain by FieldsOfFire

I can see that you are a beginner so I will go easy on you here. The concept is here, the execution is only in your lack of experience....

Quick concept by Remidubois

After browsing through items to critique this one caught my attention. The piece has a very unique mood to it while embodying both old ...

Purple Sunset by Natan Estivallet by Natan-Estivallet

This piece has a lot going for it! The colors work together nicely and the composition is very well balanced. the textural relationship...

If your a fan of my videos over on Youtube you might already be familiar with this project. For everyone else let me introduce my new flagship "product." For nearly a full year I've been working on a book for beginners that teaches the basics of drawing in a way that is (hopefully) different and VERY effective. While many will start beginners with perspective, I start everyone with value. If you've been struggling with learning to draw and/or finding a set of tutorials that work well for you please give this book a try.

You can find it on my website for as a FREE download!…

I hope that this book will become a resource for artists and a catalyst for beginners to jump start their art education and be able to learn from the ground up and have the motivation to learn from others as well.

If you're reading this on the day of launch (10/23/15) be sure to tune into the Book Release Live show today on the youtube starting at 4PM EST: [link]

  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Jillian Aversa
  • Watching: Common Man Cocktails
  • Playing: Earthbound
  • Eating: Pumpkin Seeds
  • Drinking: Amaretto and Bourbon

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Ben Yockel
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Born, raised, and currently residing in the Pittsburgh, PA area I started painting when I was 10 and haven't looked back since. I'm now an emerging artist in the public market as a new member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists. Although, my primary audience exists through Youtube.

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Zalcoti Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Love your acrylic paint tutorials. Have to watch you for your art too!
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
Wasabishi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist

Eyy I knew I recognized you! From Sycra's channel xD But DAMN I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE ALSO FROM PITTSBURGH!!!! How'd you even come across my page o 3o
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Saw you in the forums somewhere I believe. I tend to stalk the forums here for questions I can answer. Nice to know that one appearance I had on Sycra's channel made an impact. (I also interviewed him over on my channel if you haven't seen that yet).

Are you a Pittsburgh artist too?
Wasabishi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Haha yeah born and raised in Pittsburgh.. And yeah I was part of the stream. I was the one making comments about his hair
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Fun! nice to have a fellow yinzer here.
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PuNK-A-CaT Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :D
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
everWinter Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Hi, stumbled across your page via browsing the general forums and then was confronted by your front page piece on "why do we stop" which intrigued me as I am also one of those that stopped for a number of years for a number of reasons and recently came back to learn (for realsies this time) hehe.  Then I checked out your you tube linked from your bio. Watched the intro and had a good chuckle when you blew in the cartridge, subbed straight away (Feorious).

Your gallery is amazing, I hope one day I can learn to create that kind of beauty and sense of adventure and wonderment.
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow you really discovered me out of the dust! Thanks so much for subbing and welcome to the community!
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