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Tutorial - Updating Classic Paintings

I've had another tutorial published, it's all about having fun with old paintings. Like turning an old work by Ingres into a portrait of Liv Tyler, or adding some Christmas Spirit to a Bougeureau painting. You can see the whole tutorial here: http://www.worth1000.com/tutorials/163764/rens-updating-the-classics
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I have my own book!

Self-published on Blurb.com and I've already sold a copy. It's a wonderful site, you should check it out for your own art or photos of your kids or your wedding pics. The printed books are stunning! Here's the link where you can preview some of the 114 pages in my book. You'll have to buy it to see the rest! http://www.blurb.ca/b/4028258-the-ar...
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The Internet is an amazing thing.

I signed on to my email today to find a flurry of requests for my first place "Death Of A Cyborg" entry in this Worth1000 contest. People wanting to buy it to blow up, frame and put on their walls. One of them was from Frank Warren, the founder of Postsecret, a favourite site of mine and one that gets millions of hits daily. He was asking for a pri...
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I've been published again!

I'm very excited to be published for my third time. My "Pixie Crossing" image received a full page in "Photoshop Creative" magazine and it's also featured in the Table Of Contents.
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Tutorial - Using Layer Blend Modes

Here I'll show you a way to set a giant, flying puffer-fish behind complicated branches without having to do any tricky masking. This tutorial has been published on Worth1000. You can see the full tutorial here. If this was helpful to you please let me know by leaving a comment! Or tell me how it could be improved. Thanks!
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Interview - I've been translated!

My friend and fellow digital artist, Jesper, in Sweden has interviewed me for his excellent new website. You can read the English translation here.
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Tutorial - How to use Clipping Masks

This tutorial has been puplished on Worth1000.com. I'd been creating images in Photoshop for quite a while before I discovered Clipping Masks. How did I ever live without them? In this beginner's tutorial you'll learn three different ways to use this incredibly handy and helpful Photoshop feature. The full tutorial can be found here. If this was...
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My new Facebook page

I've just created a new Facebook fan page. My hope is to reach as many people as possible with my images so please "like" my page and share it with all your Facebook friends. Thank you!
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Published in Advanced Photoshop Magazine

I've been given a full page in the 100th issue of Advanced Photoshop magazine and my image is also featured on the Table Of Contents page. I'm thrilled!!!
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Tutorial - Colour and Backlight Fur

This tutorial has been posted on Worth1000.com. In it you'll learn how to create fur, backlight it and add colour to reflect the skunk's surroundings. The full tutorial can be found here. If this was helpful to you please let me know by leaving a comment! Or tell me how it could be improved. All the stock images used in this tutorial are from fo...
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Interview with SomethingWeLike.com

I've been intereviewed by the website SomethingWeLike.com. It's a wonderful site filled with many interviews with insight, wisdom and advice from some of the best artists in the business. You can read my interview here.
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Tutorial - Lighting a Giant Swan

My beginner's tutorial on how I created this image has been posted on Worth1000.com. You can find the tutorial here. Many thanks to Sam Javanrouh (check out his great photos here) for allowing me to use his amazing shot of the Toronto skyline taken from Centre Island.
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Published in Photoshop Creative Magazine

Three of my images have been published in Photoshop Creative magazine. I'm very excited!
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Interview on WebDesign.org

I've been intereviewed by WebDesign.org. You can read the interview here
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Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! I'll be using this section to post new work and also news. Things like interviews, magazine publications, commissions, tutorials... anything and everything new and hopefully of interest. Thanks for visiting and please feel free to comment!
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