A former drawing teacher of mine from SVA, Mike Mattesi, moved to LA and started his own school in Pasadena. He gave me a call not long ago . . . Thus, in a couple of weeks I will be conducting a workshop, during which sketchbooks will be revealed, photoshop will be discussed, and people will be drawn! I will present the process of a digital illustration from start to finish in the first hour and draw from the model for the last 2 hours. Many closely gaurded secrets will be revealed.
When: Oct. 15, 2006
11am - 2 pm
Where: Entertainment Art Academy
145 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
For more information and to enroll, click on this link: http://www.enterartacad.com/events.htm
*** Update 9.27.06 *** Enrollment for the class has completely filled up. Thanks so much for your interest and support! See you in Pasadena.
Nike - Space Race 2020
Edit: Please check out Tomer's version of the project at tropicaltoxic.blogspot.com. Nike commissioned a range of artists to create a suite of posters. FYI, Tomer and I both went to SVA (he was a year ahead of me) and we lived across the hall from each other in Brooklyn after we graduated. The walls were thin. He smoked then. I was 10 lbs lighter. We shared many meals. > Nike asked me to illustrate a race day poster. The theme: Space Race 2020. I was free to do whatever I wanted. I love jobs like this. The first sketch I did was a weird one . . . it was more 'interpretive dance' than what I had intended. I wanted to express the idea of competition as well, and since I was working on Fables at the same time, I wondered what a sci-fi rivalry between Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf would look like.
> Blue pencil on Bristol, 18 x 24." After the linework was finished, I coated the paper with acrylic gloss, which gave it a milky soft complexion.
> Photoshop CS, 18 x 24," 350 dpi. That's my chop on the left, carved in Taiwan, and I added some fun icons and robotic humming birds (we need super agile cameras to cover the event) to finish it off.
Terrorismo Grafiko - Tecno
> Postcard for Terrorismo Grafiko, 4.75 x 7". This is how I interpreted the theme, "technology."
On the Easel - Fables TPB 8 "Wolves" Part II
On the Easel - Fables TPB 8 "Wolves"
> I'm currently working the next Fables trade paperback wraparound cover. This is the sketch blown up and printed out, the sections taped together. I transferred the image onto a sheet of grey Rives BFK with blue transfer paper.> My "drafting table" consists of a piece of MDF board propped on a paint box. A french easel holds up another piece of MDF board with the sketch taped onto it so I can refer to it while working on the final drawing.> I inked the drawing and gave it 3 or 4 coats of acrylic gloss medium. I left the faces in blue pencil since I anticipate the edges there being softer than the rest of the composition. Now it's ready for paint this weekend . . . more updates after Labor Day!