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All I want for my Birthday is...
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Follow me on Facebook or Twitter for a free crit!
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10 Time-saving Photoshop Shortcuts for Artists
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5 Expert Tips for a Stellar Portfolio
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Heads up Dollers
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All I want for my Birthday is...
You! Thanks for everything folks. I am so grateful for the warm birthday wishes. Only one thing can make this day better--A few days ago, I opened a crit session on my blog. To date, only ONE person has posted an image for review. I was really hoping for more so I could give back to the community. Can you help my goal of making ashleywalters.net a place where artists can be inspired and learn? Post an image for review on my blog, facebook page, OR in the comments below by Sunday the 6th and I will give it a professional critique. Thanks guys. You're the best! *Up to 20 images total
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Follow me on Facebook or Twitter for a free crit!
EDIT: Fixed the link! Go post your artwork for a free crit here: http://ashleywalters.net/index.php/2015/08/30/crit-corner-calling-for-artwork/. If you get a cookie error, you can post your artwork on  my facebook page . I turn the big 3 0 on Thursday. In celebration, I want to thank all who have followed me and my art throughout the years. On Thursday I am hosting a critique session for the first 10 followers who post artwork on my blog. Aren't following me yet? It's easy. Just like me on facebook or follow me on twitter to qualify. By staying informed, you can be the first to see my latest blog posts, articles, and artwork while also being
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10 Time-saving Photoshop Shortcuts for Artists
  10 Time-saving Photoshop Shortcuts for Artists   Did you know the average person wastes a staggering 64 hours a year by neglecting to use keyboard shortcuts? Time is a precious resource. Don't squander it hunting for tools when you could be painting instead. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, the time you invest in learning a few shortcuts will be well worth the added efficiency boost.   Chances are, you're familiar with the universal shortcuts: CTRL + S, CTRL + Z, CTRL + C, and CTRL + V (and if you're not, learn them now), but did you know nearly every key on your keyboard can access a shortcut in Photoshop?The full power
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5 Expert Tips for a Stellar Portfolio
The greatest asset of an artist seeking work is an outstanding portfolio. I can think of no other industry in which skill level can trump a degree to such an extent. Self taught? No problem. Prove you know what you're doing and you're hired. But how do you know what to include in your portfolio? Is it really that big of a deal? Portfolios are an illustrator's resume, and therefore ought to be handled with as much precision and editing—“proofreading” if you will. Wonky anatomy, like spelling errors, can push away prospective employers. Before you show your masterpieces to the world ask yourself if what you've chosen is the b
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Heads up Dollers
To all my dolling friends, I am going to be deleting all of my bases in the next couple of weeks or so. If you want them, save them now. You are free to distribute them to whoever for whatever reason. Just credit this account. Dolling has been a wonderful springing board to help me into digital illustration and I will forever be grateful for the amazing community that has been a part of my life through the years. I am now at the point in my career where I am ready to move on. I am pruning my account of everything sub-par and plan on redoing my website as well. It's been great though. If you haven't already, please like me on facebook and fol
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