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10 Pillars of Drawing-FREE PDF by AlexRuizArt 10 Pillars of Drawing-FREE PDF :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 86 1 Drawing Ideas Matrix Post-Its by AlexRuizArt Drawing Ideas Matrix Post-Its :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 37 0 Adventures in Procreate by AlexRuizArt Adventures in Procreate :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 33 3 Chaos, Order and Finding Your Art Style by AlexRuizArt Chaos, Order and Finding Your Art Style :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 95 3 Metamorphoses by AlexRuizArt Metamorphoses :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 376 16 Gumroad Stuff! by AlexRuizArt Gumroad Stuff! :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 7 0 10 Pillars of Drawing-FREE PDF by AlexRuizArt 10 Pillars of Drawing-FREE PDF :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 74 2 Infinite Artist by AlexRuizArt Infinite Artist :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 171 6 Thanos Ship Interior 1 by AlexRuizArt Thanos Ship Interior 1 :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 110 2 Excelsior by AlexRuizArt Excelsior :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 181 7 Kat Livingston by AlexRuizArt Kat Livingston :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 151 6 Beast in the Beauty by AlexRuizArt Beast in the Beauty :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 208 16 White Swan by AlexRuizArt White Swan :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 106 5 Inking Brushes by AlexRuizArt Inking Brushes :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 163 5 Aubrey Marcus by AlexRuizArt Aubrey Marcus :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 113 3 Abyss by AlexRuizArt Abyss :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 103 3


10 Pillars of Drawing-FREE PDF

A Quick Guide for Beginner Artists( and maybe Seasoned Artists too;)

Do you feel that your drawings might be missing something? But you can't quite put your finger on it?

In my roughly forty years of daily drawing, I've realized that good drawings contain an  essence, an almost formulaic that can be boiled down to simple ideas.

Get the FREE 18 PAGE PDF here, I guarantee at least some of these things will help out your drawings!  10 Pillars of Drawing

Drawing Ideas Matrix Post-Its

I wanted to take a moment to discuss the [sometimes very frustrating] topic of WHAT to draw.

Do you ever struggle with this? I sure do sometimes!

This is something many artists struggle with, beginner and advanced artists alike. 

'I just don't know WHAT to draw sometimes!' says every artist ever!


Enter the 'Drawing Ideas Matrix'. Sounds epic and fancy, but it's just a list of words on 'digital post-its':) Kinda like a vision board with words instead of images.

It's a PSD you can download for FREE RIGHT HERE. Everything is on layers so you can add to these, rearrange or create your own! Play with it:)

When you feel stuck, just pull it up and glance at the different sections and you'll immediately get some ideas...all it takes is a couple of words to spark the wildfire of imagination.

(if you don't want the PSD, you can download this jpeg:)


Of course, HOW TO DRAW these things will utilize different approaches and techniques that I will continue to share through my new endeavor @, but sometimes a better path in figuring out HOW TO DRAW is first figuring out WHAT TO DRAW!

Until next time, keep drawing! And in this case, explore and WRITE down the fun and cool things you want to draw, then draw them later! :D

ps here's some links to random word and phrase generators...they'll really help you spark even more ideas for unique and interesting drawings! 

Random Word Generator

Nonsense Generator

2 Word Phrase Generator

Verb List

Adventures in Procreate
here's a teaser poster of one of the many upcoming courses I'm creating....I'm actually having so much fun creating in Procreate that I'm not as far ahead in creating the courses as I'd like to be LOL :D

But they are coming! Sign up at to stay tuned and get notified when I release them:)
Chaos, Order and Finding Your Art Style
New video on my blog creating these strange, red, sloppy insect-thingy's...and rantings on finding art style and creating just for creation's sake:)

This was not created for Burning Man, but a completely unrelated art show. Though as I was finishing it, it was clearly aligning with this years theme: Metamorphoses.

We are all ever changing, evolving, able to engage in infinite possibilities and growth. 

The demons within give birth to new angels, and sometimes vice versa.

Change is uncomfortable. Painful. Even excruciating. Just as the caterpillar becomes shrouded in darkness, isolated, emerges anew into a beautiful, flying creature. 

And so, we also can emerge from the darkness...into new creatures ready to take flight. 

Be patient. Don't compare your current situation to anyone else's. We are all on different different 'cocoons'. We don't have to be alone in these cocoons. Rather take inspiration from others, and receive support....and more importantly, seek out that support...there's so much out there.

Created in the ethereal, digital landscape within Photoshop. Techniques very much channeled and inspired by my friend, teacher, and mentor, Android Jones.


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Hello Artists! I've put together my new store where you'll find ALL of my video downloads, and some free stuff too;) 
The videos are designed for beginning and intermediate artists who know a little bit of Photoshop, AND they will not
break the bank because they're all super cheap!

Visit the store!:

Here are some sample clips:

Environment Design 1

Environment Design 2

Creature Design

Painting From a Sketch


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fanny000 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019   Digital Artist
you have an incredible gallery!
WhitePhoenix616 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
love your work! (especially the faces...) my kind of art! 
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...a very happy birthday to you...hope all is well for you and yours...=3
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday to you, and enjoy this video AKA HOW NOT TO PLAY RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2:

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happy b-dayHave your cake and eat it too 
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Happy birthday~!!!   Blower fella (Party) Dark Chocolate Cake Type 3 with candles 50x50 icon  
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Happy birthday =)
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Happy Birthday! :cake::party:
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