In july I traveled to the far northwest corner of our great country to Seattle, WA. A workshop was calling. My good friend Tara runs an amazing workshop in the little town of Bothel,WA just outside of Seattle. She brings in some of the industries jewels to teach for a few days. I signed […]
Here’s my study from the samurai themed workshop at the Figurative Illustration Workshop. If you’re interested in themed workshops consider dropping in.
The theme of my latest workshop was The Avengers’ Nick Fury. Our model had the full costume and lots of fun props. I opted for no jacket during the long pose. The outfit underneath had a lot of character to it. I was hoping the eye patch was enough to place the character. I’m sure […]
In August I choose Pris from the movie Bladerunner for the theme at my workshop. I was able to find an awesome wig that was close to what was in the movie. I actually like the one I found better. We tore up some makeup to create the doll look. Pris wasn’t a doll in […]
At the Figurative Illustration Workshop the June theme was the “faun” or “satyr”. The costume came together almost without a hitch. There was a last minute dash to track down a UPS truck that had the horns 30 minutes before the workshop was to start – whew! Tim and Brittany brought their dog, Maggie, […]
The Black Swan was the theme for the latest Figurative Illustration Workshop. I painted a “white” swan earlier for a charity auction. When I was returning a costume for an illustration commission they showed me they had just put the Black Swan into the retal stock and I knew right then we were going […]
This was a portrait demo for the Awesome horse Studios Livestream. We’re moving to Wednesdays! Check us out. I used a limited palette for this demo: Titanium White Yellow Ochre Transparent Red Oxide Permanent Red Violet Viridian Green
Astronaut study from my Figurative Illustration Workshop. Held once a month at Platform Studios in Chicago. Captain Lewis is in the pilot episode of L5, download the pilot and enjoy.
During the January Figurative Illustration Workshop I organized a costume for a personal project I plan on doing a series of. I thought how perfect to bring my project to this setting. The workshop was almost completely shut down by a blizzard. So many artists were looking forward to the workshop, so I’ve planned […]
This version of Kisma was painted as a demo for Awesome Horse Studios. You can watch me and the other four horsemen working from my reference shoot. I took these reference shots at my Figurative Illustration Workshop help monthly at Platform Studios in Chicago. Watch the demo Check out the workshop
One of the fantastic projects I work on is the online workshops with Awesome Horse Studios. Most of our content revolves around live streaming digital techniques. As a painter I had been craving a solution to streaming content of me painting traditionally. At the moment a video camera is not in my budget. I did […]