Today I participated in World Art Drop Day. What is World Art Drop Day? Its where artists around the world make and hide artwork for others to find and post online using the hashtag #artdropday to share their discoveries with the world. I hid 8 different little painted sketch cards around the Oceanside/Encinitas area. And all of my sketch cards were found pretty quickly.
I scanned the art before hiding it, here they are for you all to enjoy. It was a fun day. I kind of want to do Art Drops all the time now. Especially when I travel. I think I’ll keep that in mind.
Since I’ve been learning gouache paints lately I wanted to use this as an opportunity to practice doing quick little paint sketches. These first two took me about 40 minutes each. Then I wanted to speed it up a bit so I went to my favorite go-to… adorable monsters and trees. Which turned out much better with paints than I’d expected. And it suddenly reminded me of a lot of my favorite children’s books growing up. Its gouache. The medium of choice for children’s book illustrators for the longest time. So that makes sense.
I am living in Southern California now and I’ve been taking classes recently at the Jeff Watts Atelier of the arts. I’ve been keeping a video blog of my progress. I’ve learned so much especially about painting with Gouache watercolors.
Week 1 video
Week 2 video
Week 3 and 4 video
Week 5 video
And be sure to check out this Watts Atelier Orientation video
Hello friends! I was interviewed a couple months back by the Pencil Kings podcast and its up now! It was a pretty fun interview. If you’re interested in starting a sketch group, this is a good listen, I talk a LOT about the process and what it looks like. Hope you enjoy!
Here: PENCIL KINGS INTERVIEW
I did a podcast interview last week with Kurt Sasso from TGT. Here is the LINK! We talk about the art business, making comics, caricaturing, passion, teaching and I gush a lot about how amazing Jeff Smith, the creator of the comic BONE is.
I have some exciting announcements! One of which is that I’m MOVING TO CALIFORNIA! I am very excited. And I can use your help. I’m having a 10-day Art Sale on my online store. If you’ve ever wanted to buy some of my art, this is a good time to do it! Everything is 30% off until June 9th! Use CODE: 10day for the discount!
Well, I’ve had lots of opportunities to talk about myself lately. If you’ve ever wanted to know about my career or hear answers to some of the questions I get asked a lot, you should check out these videos!
This first video is an interview I did with a fantastic person and an amazing artist named Sycra! I had so much fun in this interview, we probably laughed for about 30 minutes before the interview even started. And it was great to be able to pick his brain about doing videos and such. I’ve learned a lot! ANd he asked great questions. I feel like this is one of the better interviews I’ve done.
These next two videos are Q and A that I did over the Texas Comic Con weekend in June with my friend Brandon Adkins. I had people tweet me their questions and I did my best to answer them. It actually spilled over into a Bonus Q and A video since there was so much.
lets just hope I’m done talking about myself for a while.