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 […]
In December I was able to get a Stormtrooper into my Figurative Illustration Workshop. We had a “blast”! I had some need for the reference for a current job and thought it was the perfect opportunity to really wrap the workshop around a current job. It seemed to be a real hit with the group.
The theme this month is Kisma, Toy Hunter. Those cute, cuddly, soft, and fuzzy creatures are dangerous and need to hunted down. Figurative Illustration Workshop Friday January 20 hosted @ Platform Studios 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 304 Chicago, IL 60622 $20 cash or credit. If you have any questions […]
My Figurative Illustration Workshop highlighted in the January 2012 issue of the amazing ImagineFX magazine. I just really wanted to thanks all the folks who come out to the workshop and to Platform Studios whom hosts us and of course all the models too! Clicking the image should link to the hi-res one for […]
Figurative Illustration Workshop: December schedule – Stormtrooper. A stormtroper will be invading Platform Studios for this months FIW. I’ve also added a non-spammy newsletter signup. Follow the link for more info!
At the last Figurative Illustration Workshop we drew and painted the Spearwoman. I was totally inspired by my friend, Felipe Echevarria. He has a book of Spearwomen paintings that I just love. Thankfully our model was just as excited about the project as I was. It wasn’t nearly as involved as the zombie makeup but […]
I’ll be in a halloween show this month. The Maleficium: Dark Art Exhibition opening will be on October 29th. There are going to be some amazing artists there, some I can’t wait to meet myself. I’m planning on having some brand new pieces at the show. I really hope you can make it. Anthony […]
I got to hang out at Tim Rees’ studio the other day to do some painting. We had about 4 hours and I was able to spend more time painting from life than I have in many years. Some of the cool things about this situation that anyone can do wanting to study more and save […]
At the last FIW we drew and painted the model in a matador costume. I was totally inspired by the painting by Manet of Mademoiselle V. The group had such a blast with this subject. Referenced Links: Painting of Mlle. V in the Costume of an Espada
On Friday the 19th I’ll be painting from a live costumed model at the Museumathon event at the Kenosha Public Museum. Part of the event is to celebrate the Fantastic Worlds Exhibit; Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art in which I have a painting on display. The event is free! I hope you can make it. […]
This was our first model at the Figurative Illustration Workshop in a space suit used in an upcoming series called L5. Chad is an awesome guy, and a vet with some great stories. The study is an oil on panel, about 9×12. Figurative Illustration Workshop L5 Series