Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Continued

Recently went to a Halloween party as Abe Lincoln (of the vampire slaying persuasion).  I put together this hat and painted this toy axe and good to go.  Since I'm on the vampire theme, thought I'd share a couple pen and ink drawings of fright film legend Christopher Lee I did quite a while back.  

HALLOWEEN SCREAM!!!!

Wishing everyone a fright filled Halloween!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Documentary Time Lapse Production Art

Preliminary drawings for the documentary film Up Among the Hills and preproduction stills of myself working with director of photography Hayot Tuychiev.  Up Among the Hills is directed by Emmy award winning filmmaker Larry Foley. 

The overhead mounted camera recorded my renderings using stop motion image capture software.  The image then comes to life merging with moving imagery.  The trick was to keep the rendering on registration working fairly quickly until the scene is complete. 


Video of the film introduction and my time lapse sample is available here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Workshop and Presentation Pics

Here are a couple of pics from the Make Your Own Graphic Novel Teen Workshop and presentation at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  

Thanks to everyone that made it out and thanks to Sara Segerlin for the images and all her help putting this together and making the presentation and workshop possible.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Up Among The Hills Intro

Here is a video sample of my time lapse production art for the documentary film Up Among The Hills


video

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Documentary Film Illustration / Production Art


Samples of my illustration work for Up Among the Hills, a 60 minute documentary film of the history of Fayetteville, was written and directed by Emmy award winning filmmaker and University of Arkansas professor, Larry Foley and narrated by President Bill Clinton. The film was funded by the Fayetteville Public Library Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, while the library served as the executive producer of the film and will own the rights to the film.

My hand painted DVD cover illustration depicts prominent Fayetteville figures seen throughout the film.  I also worked on time lapse illustrations of the town square for the film's introduction as well as a portion later in the film.  Special thanks to film writer and director Larry Foley, director of photography Hayot Tuychiev, DOXA designer Ryan Sloan, and the rest of the team that contributed to this outstanding film. 

Up Among the Hills: The Story of Fayetteville film premiere to be hosted at the Fayetteville Public Library on Friday, October 19th. Public screenings of the film will be held on Thursday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 6th at 6:00pm, and Sunday, November 11th at 2:00pm in the Walker Community Room.

Following the film premiere, the library will donate copies of the film to Fayetteville K-12 schools, local northwest Arkansas libraries, and provide copies for purchase.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will screen Up Among the Hills at Arlington Hotel on Oct. 20, 5 pm as well. 

For more info visit them on the web at gala.faylib.org. or visit faylibfilminfo.  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Graphic Novel Lecture At Shiloh Museum

Join us Wednesday, 12 PM, October 17 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.  I'll be giving a visual presentation and talk on the upcoming documentary graphic novel What Follows Is True...Crescent: The Baker Years.  This book chronicles the Norman Baker years, the darkest years of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs,  Arkansas.  

The Shiloh Museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Ave. Springdale, AR 72764.  For more information contact the museum at 479-750-8165.   

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thanks!

Just a quick thanks to everyone that made it out for the Make Your Own Graphic Novel presentation and workshops I gave last weekend at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Thanks to Sara Segerlin for all her help putting this together and making the presentation and workshop possible.  Also thanks to Andy Shupe for the mention in the newspaper. 

Fall Workshops at NWA Community Creative Center



     This October I'll be teaching kids and adult acrylic painting and drawing workshops at NWA Community Creative Center (Nadine Baum Studios).

      



Acrylic Painting for Kids $7
Instructor: Sean Fitzibbon
Ages 8 and up
4 weeks, 4-6pm
More info at communitycreativecenter.org
Fridays: October 5, 12, (no class October 19), 26, November 2Acrylic paintings can ranges from intense color to light washes. Ease of clean-up and fast drying times make this medium one of the most popular to work with.
This class will give students basic knowledge of working with acrylics, how to start; organize the image, composition, movement, mood, then fishing with detail and personality.  All supplies will be provided. Special art party last day of class.
Check out Sean’s website: seanfitzgibbonart.com

     Acrylic Class in the evening.  $79

     Instructor: Sean Fitzgibbon

     Adults 16 and up.

     4 weeks, 7-9pm

     Friday, Oct 5, 12, (no class Oct 19), 26, Nov 2
     More info at communitycreativecenter.org
Sean will work with beginners and intermediates to give basic instruction in the use of acrylics: how to start, organize the image and put on the finishing touches. Sean’s website: seanfitzgibbonart.com  All supplies except brushes will be provided. Please feel free to buy your own supplies to enjoy working at home.

·Brushes- #2 round, #6 round, #10 round, #10 flat

·Liquitex Acrylics- White, Black, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue

·Paper Towels

·Jars
·Table Top Easels (optional)
·Plastic or Plexiglass (palettes)

Basic Drawing 

Instructor: Sean Fitzgibbon
     All Ages
     4 weeks, 6:30-8:30pm
     Mondays Oct 8, 15, 22, 29th 
     More info at communitycreativecenter.org

Come learn basic drawing skills in perspective, quality of line, Laying out the image. See your drawing develop depth, and movement. Good class for all levels. All Suppliesincluded.

Tickets for the class can be purchased at Walton Arts Center or by phone at (479)443-5600.  For more information please visit www.nwaccc.org.


The NWA Community Creative Center is supported by grants from the AR. Arts Council, local foundations like the Jim Blair Foundation, the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, the Starr Foundation as well as the generosity of business and patrons.  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Crystal Bridges Workshop: Make Your Own Graphic Novel










Join me at Crystal Bridges of American Art on Saturday, October 6,from 1-5 pm for an Adult workshops entitled Make Your Own Graphic Novel and Sunday, October 7 from 1-5 pm.  I'll be teaching a teen Make Your Own Graphic Novel workshop.  These will be hands-on workshop where you will be exploring the art of graphic novel making and creating your own narrative.  I will be giving a presentation as well as demonstrations.  This is in conjunction with the Crystal Bridges Graphic Novel Book Club.

Adult Workshop
Saturday, October 6, Adults can explore the art of graphic novel-making in a hands-on workshop with graphic artist Sean Fitzgibbons. Amplify your visualization of a story through scene sketching and developing your sequence of images.  Work one-on-one with Fitzgibbon to learn about his art-making process and see examples of his work.
Space is limited and pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  Click here for more information.
Purchase Tickets: $45 for non-Members | 10% discount for Members.

Youth Workshop ages 12-18
Teens can explore the art of graphic novel-making in a hands-on workshop with graphic artist Sean Fitzgibbon. Amplify your visualization of a story through scene sketching and developing your sequence of images. Work one-on-one with Fitzgibbon to learn about his art-making process and see examples of his work.
Space is limited, order your ticket online or at Guest Services.  Click here for more information.
Purchase Tickets Cost: $45 for non-Members | 10% discount for Members.