Friday, June 26, 2009

New Web design and IMC wrap up.

I apologies for the lack of updates from the IMC. The internet there was painfully slow, and considering I didn't finish painting most nights until 2 or 3am, I just didn't have the energy to post stuff. IMHO there was something really special about that class. I can't quite put my finger on why or what it is, but I think most of us realized that it was an amazing week. I think/ hope that we are in the middle of a new golden age for illustration. Maybe it's just my love for the art, but I believe in a century or two, when art historians look back at our time, the frazetta's and vallejo's will define our culture. Once the last coat of oils dry, I'll post the piece I made for the class.

And if you haven't noticed I redesigned my web site to make it easier for AD's to bookmark and forward my work. Less glam and more function is the idea.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Night before:
I large group went out to ABC brewery to get a bite and catch up. Irene, Greg and Donato came by, it was great to see them again. A few of us had a great talk with Donato
about how to stay fresh on comission and different ways to "keep you edge"

Day 1
The day started with an awesome video showing the work of all the instructors. It was simply amazing. The rest of the day was spent getting great crits from the faculty. Dan and Charles helped me work thru some minor issue with my sketch and Greg came by later and offer some great thoughts too. I had a won
derful conversation with Irene about NDAs and other parts of the business. Finally the day ended with Boris and Julie talking about photography and a demo of how to shoot reference images by Dan and Donato. I ended up spending until 1:20ish in the studio working on my image.

Day 2
Most of the day was spent working on our images while the faculty gave individual advice. So much good stuff here, there is no way to list it all. There was probably more talking and such going on than painting, but it was great fun. Dan talked in the afternoon about how to make up reference ie Frankenstiening and then after dinner Greg gave us a retrospective of his work. WOW he is an amazing artist and a super cool guy.

Now off to bed! Below is my painting so far and a pict of boris and julie painting. Watching them paint is amazing as well.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

IMC ver 2.0

On Saturday I'll be leaving for Illustration Master Class again. It's such an amazing experience to be around all that talent. I am really looking forward to it! Anyway I wanted to share my sketches which will be the starting point for my painting while I am there. It is of the lady of the lake. I hope to post updates on the class everyday so be sure and check back.