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The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head.
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Tips & Tricks 15JAN2012

January 15th, 2012

Overcoming white page syndrome.  White page syndrome is when you open a journal or canvas and stare at the blank page, afraid to mess it up.  You think that very first mark you make will be there forever and you spend WAY too much time stressing over how to start.  This is where many artists will start with a tonal underpainting.  You can watch video after video online of artists roughly painting the canvas one color.  Aside from setting the temperature and tone of the painting, and covering up any white areas that might be missed later in the details, this gives the artist something more than a blank page to start with.  Try splashing a bit of paint on your pages randomly.  I often splash a bit of coffee on mine.





The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head. You may see me traveling up and down the highways of Oklahoma looking for the next place to sketch, paint, sing, dance, write, photograph or simply meditate. I have begun a journey that once set upon, there is no turning back. You can share in my blunt force journey through the art world on my weekly U-stream broadcast
The Artistic Biker Live!

Thursdays from 6-8p central
Also, check me out on Teh YouTube!
You can "LIKE" me on Facebook!
And on Twitter, I'm @BladeTheArtist

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