Friday, April 18, 2014

GOING DEEPER

Hi all, today I got this post from a viewer on the blog: "I do trust all the ideas you have introduced in your post. They're very convincing and can certainly work.
Still, the posts are very brief for newbies. May just you please extend them a bit from subsequent time?
Thank you for the post."

Just so we all understand, I am an artist by trade. Creating art is my job. Developing new techniques is part of my job. Teaching is part my job. I offer the free blog in order to share some of what I know to help other artists. If you want or need more detailed information, there is a little box to the right of this post which tells all about my instructional DVDs which can be purchased. I have spent a great deal of time and money making these just to help other artists. Believe me when I say it is faster for me to just sculpt and not take time to shoot photos every step of the way or go back and remake something for the video.
I understand what it means to be a starving artist when you first start. That is why this blog is here. That is why I teach for ridiculously low costs at conventions. This is why I answer as many questions as I can about this art form.

I wanted to announce that I am working on a new blog/forum to be released in the near future.  On this blog ( which you are reading now) I try to give a feel for the flow of a piece with tips and information. Apparently some readers are wanting more details.
Here is what I have come up with: I will start a blog/forum by subscription. You are welcome to stay on my free blogger page and continue to read the basic information just as I have been offering. I will continue to post free info here with the hopes that it helps other artists.
For those who want to get deeper into the how and why, you will need to subscribe to get the more detailed info. There will be more images, more description, and more personal interaction. Posts will be both what I am working on and ideas or issues suggested by the members (you). Members will get discounts on all my products- DVDs and artwork.
There will be a yearly fee which I will keep low enough to cover the costs associated with hosting and running this venture.

I hope you will join me as we try this new adventure and become part of the madsculptor community!
Mark

10 comments:

  1. I am very grateful for sharing your knowledge on this wonderful blog.
    I bought their DVD and can not wait to receive them.
    And very happy news for Subscription New Blog, I'll be happy to be a member of this blog.
    I appreciate a lot like his teachings, I am an admirer of your work and understand their professionalism.
    A hug from Spain of a novice hoping to learn a lot from you :)

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  2. Great idea, I will follow you from Thailand as well. I am sure it will be a great adventure to follow you "in details" though I am very happy with your actual blog which is so clear and easy to foloow, no blabla, just directions!
    All the best
    Patrick

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  3. This is fantastic news and incredibly generous. I'm thrilled - count me in !!
    (:-D

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  4. Dear Mark, that's a wonderful idea. The time you spend giving free information is priceless, and should be appreciated. I am very grateful for all I have learned from you! I feel your blog is very informative, and gives good, clear direction. I do however, have a great interest in observing more of your methods, and practices when creating. I hope to be among the new subscribers! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, your art is wonderful! Christel

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  5. I think I have the Madsculptor bug!! I cant get enough. I can't wait to become part of the Madsculptor Community. I too appreciate the amount of time/effort you put in. I have learnt so much from just this blog alone!! Luke

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  6. That is a fantastic idea! Can't wait to join :)

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  7. Really excited to be part of this adventure!!, do we know when this is going to be up and running??

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  8. I want to buy in! Great idea, you surely need compensation for all this.

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  9. Mark is a GREAT teacher and artist. I have attended two of his classes in PA, loved it. Thank goodness he is patient (to say the least). If you get a chance to attend one of his classes go for it.

    As for the new blog, LOVE it! Just let us know when and where.

    Myra

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  10. I'm IN!! I have been sitting here for the past 6 hours reading every single post. Love your work. I am so grateful for artist like you who give so much

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