Thursday, October 22, 2009

World Fantasy Con Demo

Hey all,
E.M. Gist and I will be doing a live, relay painting demonstration in San Jose at the World Fantasy Con on Thursday the 29th at 3:oo pm. If you are planning on attending come by and say hi. We will also both be exhibiting in the art show.

Monday, October 19, 2009

On The Shelves - 'Shadowline: The Art of Iain McCaig'

I picked up this book early this year and I couldn't be more pleased! Ian McCaig is best known for his work on the Star Wars films. This book is full of his sketch and finished work for a number of different projects. I love seeing an artist's sketch process and this book is definitely not short of that! The book retails for around $40 and is worth every penny!

A couple of shots from the book.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oil Demo Step by Step

Here is a step by step from my painting demo yesterday. One of my students was nice enough to take these and send them over to me.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Head Drawing Demos

Here are a few head demos from last term.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

IlluXCon Preview 5 - Silverwing

Another piece done for Sony. I will be bringing this one up to World Fantasy Con for the Art Show at the end of this month. It will be available for purchase at the IlluXCon in Nov.

Friday, October 2, 2009

On The Shelves - "The Works of Mian Situ's Oil Paintings"

Arguably one of the best fine artists living right now. Mian Situ comes from China and is now a local of Southern California. He and his wife own a gallery in Laguna Beach, only about a 35min drive from where I live. I'm inspired by all range of artists and collect books from all types. I believe there is something to learn from everyone. Whether it be a fine artist or a comic book artist, I find inspiration all around.
So far this is the only book on Mian's work. It's 64 pages, which is a little short, but the book is large and every page is full size/color with great reproductions. The only place you can get this book is the Situ's gallery. I'm not sure if they still have it in stock, but email them and find out. I've met his wife and she is a very nice lady. The link to their gallery: Situ Art Gallery

Here are a couple of images from the book.