Friday, April 30, 2010

In The Works
A while back, I posted a preliminary sketch of a 19th century statue I came across in Charleston SC. I recently begun working on a painting on canvas based on this sketch as seen here. This is an example of my underpainting process and will soon be working color into the image.
As I stated in my earlier post, I'm fond of statues
with elegantly sculpted drapery where the form
underneath the figure is still somewhat visible. I found this particular statue to be a beautiful example of this.
This is one of the final peices I'll be working on for the upcoming June exhibit at ACO. I'll have more specifics on the upcoming show soon!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Summer Comic Class At ACO

Sharpen your pencils and get out those rulers. I'll be teaching a comic class for ages 10-18 at Art Center of the Ozarks on Fridays June 18, 25, July 2, 9 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

This class is designed to give an overview of basic drawing and narrative art techniques. Students will learn to construct the figure, design their own characters, learn basic panel configurations and create an exciting narrative using their own characters.

To register for classes or for more information please call 479-751-5441 or visit

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Advanced Graphic Illustration Fall 2010

I'll be teaching an advanced illustration course this fall at NWACC. This is an interdisciplinary course, combining illustration, fine art and graphic design techniques. Students will build their commercial art portfolio by exploring various aspects of illustration. Projects will range from editorial illustration, narrative art, book publishing, fashion illustration, advertising, music industry illustration, film industry illustration, as well as the art of self promotion.

Fall classes at NWACC run from Aug 23 - Dec 23. Advanced Graphic Illustration will be from 3:00pm - 5:45 Mon/Wed. For more information please visit

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Special Thanks
to Terri Menefee of Artchurch Studio for the successful 1st Annual Comic Expo in beautiful in Hot Springs AR. It was truly a pleasure to be speaking along with Slave Labor Graphics illustrator extraordinaire Dusty Higgins, the amazing Marvel Comics illustrator Mitch Breitweiser, and fantastic Marvel colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser. Also, many thanks to comics historian, Robert O'Nale of Henderson State University for his highly informative Brief History of Comics seminar.