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I'm livestreaming some thumbnails and sketches in 30 minutes. Come on by and see how I start my pieces: livestream.com/noahbradley
We all loved it at first.

We loved creating. Those first attempts were driven by enjoyment. We weren't doing it to get better, to "practice", or even, God forbid, for a paycheck. We were doing it to do it. A joy unto itself.

In some ways, I find all my current work to be little more than efforts to rediscover that first love. To get back to that feeling I had at the beginning, before all the training, practice, and work. Before I was "serious." Back when drawing wasn't about creating something pretty but just having fun. No pressure, no demands, no expectations.

...continue reading on my blog: www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…
We're our own worst enemy.

Our minds keep us from doing the things we want to do by telling us that we can't do them. That we don't know how or we're not qualified or we're going to fail.

Continue reading on my blog: www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…
One of the best pieces of advice I've ever received has been "fake it till ya make it." I took it to heart.

I thought I was a good artist before I was. I acted like a professional before I was. I put out my first instructional video before I started working professionally. I was working professionally when I didn't know what I was doing. I acted like an extrovert when I was an introvert. I acted like a businessperson when I hadn't made a dime. I acted like a marketer when I hadn't sold anything.

Continue reading on my blog... www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…
Start a lot of things. Scribble down thousands of thumbnails for paintings. Jot down ideas for novels, poems, articles. Sketch constantly. Start drawings, paintings, sculptures, songs, anything. Every day, start something new. Hell, start ten new things.

...continue reading on my blog: www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…
Applications are now open for my new online mentorship program. The first group will start in a couple weeks. Spots are filling up quickly and space is extremely limited, so get in your application now if you're interested.

Go here for more information on the program and how to apply: www.noahbradley.com/blog/mento…
I recently did a livestream session where I painted 6 different sketches in less than three hours. And you know the best part? I'm giving away the video for free. Go here to download it: www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…
Hey y'all, I'm doing some livestreaming of a few personal sketches starting at 7pm EST. Come on by and watch: www.livestream.com/noahbradley
Hey y'all, I'm live with Awesome Horse Studios in 30 minutes (4pm EST): www.awesomehorsestudios.com/wa…

We'll be live for a couple hours and our own Cynthia Sheppard will be demoing how to paint hands. Should be awesome. Hope to see you in there!
Wrote a new post on my blog on the three types of activities that will help an artist and the one type that will hurt. Check it out here: www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…
Hey y'all, just wanted to announce that I'll be demoing on Awesome Horse Studios today at 4pm EST: www.awesomehorsestudios.com/wa…

Hope to see you all there!
If you'll permit me to talk about myself for a second here... :)

Just found out that some of my work has been featured on Forbes: www.forbes.com/sites/davidewal…
I'm doing a giveaway of a nice hardcover collection of my work. I'm even doing an original sketch in the book. Learn how to win here: www.facebook.com/noahbradleyar…
New blog post on the importance of loving the process of making art. Nearly everyone loves to look at a good painting. Very few actually enjoy the process of making one. www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…
Wrote a blog post on the benefits of not being a professional artist. Try to enjoy the freedom you have before you go pro: www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…
The reprinting of Andrew Loomis's classic text on drawing is finally out. Go do yourself a favor and pick up a copy: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0857…
Art doesn't need to be a nasty, cut-throat competition. You can be nice and still succeed: www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…
If you're dealing with discouragement, disappointment, or frustration you should read my new blog post: www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/…

Hope it helps.
I'm giving out 5 copies of my 5 hour freelancing lecture. Go to my FB page to learn how to enter: www.facebook.com/noahbradleyar…
Senior creative director of Wizards of the Coast & creator of ArtOrder, Jon Schindehette, has just posted a glowing review of my new freelancing lecture, The Art of Freelancing: theartorder.com/2012/02/02/the…

Thanks for all of your support thus far!