Monday, January 30, 2012

Upcoming "MERMAIDS" Gallery Girls Evening Workshop: Feb. 3rd (10-1 a.m.)

I'm happy to be a part and answer any questions as well as selling and signing books @ this upcoming Gallery Girls Workshop @ Gallery Godo, with model's Jennifer Fabos and Sara Streeter . . . and it doesn't get any better than that.



Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Uploaded Video: Experimenting with PrismaColor Pencils - 02

Hey Guys with the digital world dominating our lives, I have found it is pretty important to continue to use traditional media that really can be transferred into our digital work (for look and feel, or otherwise),

As we're all gearing up for the beginning of the New Year, I decided to post an all new video in the realm of using different mediums and experimentation when creating gesture specific drawings for the Animation and Entertainment Industry. It's a quick over the shoulder view of a few drawings done with a PrismaColor Pencil and Ebony Pencil, as one is a wonderful waxy smooth pencil and the other has such a great range of light to dark all with one pencil making it so much fun to draw with. Any thoughts as to the importance of continuing to work traditionally outside of our digital work and if it is beneficial to any artists out there?

All my best to everyone spanning the Artistic Globe,


Monday, January 23, 2012

NEW Classes Starting - 2012 Begins!

I'm happy to announce I will be teaching a new string of classes, beginning soon:

3Kicks: Fridays (7:30-10:30) - The class has just begun but you can get an adjusted rate.


AAI/Animation Union: Tuesdays (7:30-10:30) - Starting Feb. 14th

The class will be directed toward how to approach Costumed Gesture Drawing for a direct application to the Animation and Entertainment Industry as well as be focusing on more of a storytelling method of thinking and how to pull the story out of the model in front of you - how to access the ideas that may be applied to your drawings.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blue Canvas Magazine Release Launch

I was lucky enough to contribute to the launch of Blue Canvas' magazine release in downtown L.A. through one of the studios I instruct @, 3Kicks Studio in Pasadena. It was quite a thing to be interacting and drawing in front of a couple hundred people. I believe I did over 100 drawings that evening, all of which I gave away.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Recent FEMALE Figure Drawing - 2012

Here's a few recent 2-3 minute figure drawing sketches "on deck." I've been experimenting recently with pastels just for a nice change of pace as I have been inspired by one of the living masters, Karl Gnass.