Gaming Playmats with Vertical Art. What’s your opinion?

Most gaming playmats have artwork that is horizontal, or landscape orientation. I have seen a few playmats that have vertical artwork or portrait orientation and am wondering what your option is of the vertical format. Would you buy a playmat with vertical artwork on it?

See some examples below of vertical and horizontal layouts with my artwork.

Although your opinions of my art are very welcome, I’m mostly looking for opinions on whether you would purchase a vertical playmat or if you would prefer to stick with the normal horizontal playmats.



Muddy Colors Art Tip of the Month with Jeff Miracola


I am happy to announce that I am now a contributor to the prestigious Muddy Colors blog run by fellow illustrator, Dan Dos Santos. I will be contributing a video Art Tip of the Month on an ongoing basis each month.

My art tip this month is:
How to restore paint-hardened brushes

We artists are a distracted bunch. It’s easy for us to forget to clean our brushes, sometimes leaving paint sit for days at a time until the paint has become so hard that we’ve destroyed the brush. But Is that brush truly ruined? In this video I’ll show you how to restore your brush to useable condition.

Visit the Muddy Colors blog to see this month’s Art Tip video.


My Oil Painting Techniques DVD Kickstarter is NOW LIVE

Jeff Miracola's Oil Painting DVD Kickstarter is Now Live

Hi, everyone.

My Oil Painting Techniques DVD/Digital Download crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter is now live. Please head over to Kickstarter and pledge toward my project, which ends December 4, 2016. I need to reach my funding goal for the project to become a reality. And you get some great rewards for pledging to the project :-)

Here’s the link:


Preview my upcoming Oil Painting DVD Kickstarter

Jeff Miracola's Oil Painting Techniques DVD

Want a preview of my upcoming Oil Painting DVD Kickstarter?

You can view all of the information here:

The Kickstarter campaign goes live November 3, 2016.

Some of the rewards, such as original art rewards, are limited. So if you want those, you’ll need to pledge right away on Nov. 3rd when the campaign goes live.

If you have a Kickstarter account, you can follow Three Points Publishing on Kickstarter and you’ll be informed when the campaign goes live.

Announcing my upcoming Oil Painting Techniques DVD Kickstarter

Hi, everyone.

Some of you may recall last year I ran a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for the creation of my Fantasy Art Workshop Acrylic Painting Techniques DVD.

Well, I am happy to announce that on November 3rd, 2016 I will be launching another Kickstarter campaign for the creation of Fantasy Art Workshop’s OIL Painting Techniques DVD. By the way, It will also be available as a Digital Download.

For those of you that have purchased my Acrylic Painting DVD, you’re well aware of the kind of production quality you can expect from the upcoming Oil Painting DVD. And just like the acrylic video, the oil painting video will not only be a comprehensive look at my oil painting process, it will be jam packed with information because oil painting is a lot more complex than acrylic painting. This oil painting video will be for beginners and professionals alike.

As I get closer to the launch date of November 3rd, 2016, I will post another video with more detailed information about the contents of the oil painting video and the Kickstarter campaign itself. A lot of you have been asking for a comprehensive oil painting video and I am finally carving out the time to make it happen. But I will need your help to make it a reality. So remember, the Kickstarter campaign will launch November 3rd, 2016.

I’ll talk to you all again real soon.

Keep drawing and painting,

– Jeff

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2016 Event Schedule

Here’s my event schedule so far for the rest of 2016.

Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix Los Angeles
May 20-22, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix Minneapolis
May 27-29, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix Columbus
June 10-12, 2016
Columbus, Ohio

GenCon – World’s Largest Gaming Convention
August 4-7, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana

Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix Indianapolis
August 26-28, 2016
Indianapolis, IN

Sci-Fi Fantasy Exhibit – Madden Arts Center
September 2, 2016
Decatur, IL

Dream Worlds – Canton Museum of Art
November 25, 2016
Canton, OH

Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix Milwaukee
December 9-11, 2016
Milwaukee, WI