Thursday, January 31, 2013

NEW WEBSITE














Be sure to visit the new SEANFITZGIBBONART.COM.

Check out this blog for archived content.  I'll be posting new material directly to my new site.  

Thursday, January 24, 2013








Check out eCloud.  I saw this installation at the San Jose airport and was really intrigued.  eCloud is an idealized cloud inspired sculpture made of polycarbonate tiles that fades between transparent and opaque states and the patterns shift depending on current weather conditions.

While back in grad school I wrote paper on the 1960's era non-profit organization Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) established to develop collaborations between artists and engineers and further breaking down barriers between the arts, science, and technology.  I've always been fascinated by this and interdisciplinary approach and will be introducing more into my upcoming projects.    

Friday, January 18, 2013

2013 Spring Semester Art Courses I'm Teaching


ADVANCED GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION      
SP 2013 / CRN 21735 / CRS 2364 / Sec 01 / BH 1116 / NWACC
One-semester course covering illustration and design through a series of drawing, collage and painting activities.  Students will learn to use various media, including watercolor, acrylic and scratchboard as well as develop digital illustration techniques. 

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING 
SP 2013 / CRN 21421 / CRS 1303 /  SEC 01 /  BH 1021 / NWACC
One-semester course covering the fundamentals of drawing. Intro to Drawing is a studio course focusing on projects dealing with the materials and techniques of drawing, including basic concepts of line, perspective and value.



Thursday, January 17, 2013

Spherical Alien Design

Been sick all week with the cold/flu ugghhh....  I'm gonna keep this blog entry short.  

Meant to post this a while back.  Thought I'd showcase a tiny bit of my spherical, red, rolling alien designs and collaborative efforts with CG artist extraordinaire Johan Steen (bottom two panels are Johan's CG sculpts) for the upcoming science fiction TV show Command Magellan.  I've shown some of my poster art for the series but never any of the alien concept art.

Working primarily with Johan, Duane Bruner and Leigh James we went through many roughs until settling on a design that worked well with the story.  Johan then created  CG renderings based off my drawings and is now bringing the alien to life with CG animation.  Great work Johan. 

 More of Johan's fantastic work can be seen at artstorm.net.

This series is based on Fredric Brown's science fiction short story Arena first published in 1944.  


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Other Worlds Fantasy Fest

Award winning writer Kevin Brown and myself will be giving a presentation: The History, Potential, and Techniques of the Graphic Novel on January 26, 2013 from 2:00-3:30pm at the Other Worlds: Fantasy and Horror Writers Festival at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR.  

This will be an in-depth discussion on the history and potential of the graphic novel.  We will also discuss our up coming documentary graphic novel What Follows is True...Crescent: The Baker Years.   

This event is made possible by the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow and the Crescent Hotel.  Special Thanks to Keith Scales and Elise Roenigk.  

Writer Kevin Brown has had Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry published in over 100 Literary Journals, Magazines, Anthologies, and Best Of… Anthologies, as well as having multiple stories turned into Audio Performance Productions.  His two collections of short fiction, Ink On Wood and Death Roll, were published in the Fall of 2010 by Virgogray Press and Lame Goat Press, respectively.  He has won numerous writing contests and competitions, such as the Midnight Sun Fiction Competition, the Touchstone Fiction Contest, and the Baucom-Fulkerson Memorial Award.  He is also the recipient of several fellowships, including the Walton Fellowship for Fiction, the Lily Peter Fellowship for Fiction, and the Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Award.  He was nominated twice for the Best American Short Stories, a Journey Award, and three Pushcart Prizes--the most prestigious prize given for short fiction.  He co-wrote the screenplay Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver, that was made into a film in 2006, and worked with Linda Bloodworth (creator of Designing Women) on a television pilot, which he helped pitch to FOX, HBO, ABC, NBC, and CBS. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Up Among the Hills Newspaper Article

Just like to thank the Insight Newspaper staff for the great write up in the December issue about my involvement in the documentary film Up Among The Hills written and directed by Emmy award winning filmmaker Larry 
Foley and narrated by President Bill Clinton.

Special thanks to film writer and director Larry Foley, director of photography Hayot Tuychiev, Ryan Sloan, and the rest of the team.

Copies of the film are available for purchase from UA Press or Amazon.  

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Crystal Bridges Figure Drawing Series

Join us at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in January.  I'll be a teaching a figure drawing studio series class on January 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  

In this class students will study the figurative  works of artist Thomas Eakins and gain a greater understanding of the basic proportions and anatomical structure of the human form by drawing from both the human skeleton and live model.  Students will render volume and form using tonal and linear methods and create dynamically composed figure drawings within the pictorial space.  

The above skeletal and muscle studies were rendered by one of my students for a project in one of my figure drawing classes.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit them on the web at Crystal Bridges: Figure Drawing from a Thomas Eakins Perspective, Studio Series.