Adding details to The Empress today…
Jul 19, 2014 / 38 notes

Adding details to The Empress today…

From last night’s studio drawing/Dexter marathon: The Empress for the upcoming Tarot Card show at Mindzai here in ATL.
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Jul 6, 2014 / 31 notes

From last night’s studio drawing/Dexter marathon: The Empress for the upcoming Tarot Card show at Mindzai here in ATL.

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"The Empress" - working on concepts and sketches for an upcoming gallery show. The Empress Tarot Card.Instagram: http://instagram.com/mcmannessillustration
Jul 5, 2014 / 23 notes

"The Empress" - working on concepts and sketches for an upcoming gallery show. The Empress Tarot Card.

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Jul 2, 2014 / 5 notes

Can’t afford a trip to Paris? Have one right in your living room ;)

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I love summer in The South - it thunderstorms every afternoon, and all of the greenery turns into deep, wet teals and dark blues, hanging in the thick foggy air. It’s the inspiration behind my upcoming show at San Francisco Coffee, opening July 1st.
Here’s a sneak peek!http://instagram.com/p/prUtAaodnE/
Jun 25, 2014 / 10 notes

I love summer in The South - it thunderstorms every afternoon, and all of the greenery turns into deep, wet teals and dark blues, hanging in the thick foggy air. It’s the inspiration behind my upcoming show at San Francisco Coffee, opening July 1st.

Here’s a sneak peek!
http://instagram.com/p/prUtAaodnE/

Late night sketchbook experiments.
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Jun 24, 2014 / 13 notes

Late night sketchbook experiments.

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Jun 21, 2014
Raw clay sculpts from “Blue Summer”, my upcoming Solo Show here in ATL. Kicks off July 1st!
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Jun 21, 2014 / 14 notes

Raw clay sculpts from “Blue Summer”, my upcoming Solo Show here in ATL. Kicks off July 1st!

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Valar Morghulis, my friends.Instagram: http://instagram.com/mcmannessillustration
Jun 18, 2014 / 53 notes

Valar Morghulis, my friends.

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Designs for new stationary… ink on paper. Loving the moment.
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Jun 15, 2014 / 13 notes

Designs for new stationary… ink on paper. Loving the moment.

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Jun 11, 2014 / 22 notes

New Journals: Ready for all of your design-y summer adventures. Enjoys long walks on the beach, and being photographed next to your latte.

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Poor people stay poor because they do arts degrees.

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Poor people stay poor because other artists have allowed the industry to degrade to a level that people drastically undervalue art. In graphic arts, an independent artist typically makes below minimum wage. So many people take advantage of starting out and struggling artists, that they offer “exposure” as compensation. Or a hideously low rate. I have had people offer to pay me just $5/page for color work. And they saw nothing wrong with this offer. This is for something that I typically spend 4-6 hours per page on. And there are artists out there so desperate for ANY money, they will accept those offers. And thus perpetuate the idea that this is okay.

No, poor people aren’t poor because they take art degrees. They’re poor because there are entitled assholes who take advantage of them so they can turn a bigger profit.

Art is everywhere. Try to imagine a world without it. Without graphics. Without font design. Without logos. Everything done in the same, bland typefaces, with no images and no sense of color. Artists are more than people who sit and make pretty pictures. They are what gives companies an image, an identity. So why are they treated like the lowest possible rank?

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