July 29, 2009

Illustration Academy

I was fortunate this summer to be able to attend The Illustration Academy which was held at Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, FL.

And I got the chance to be instructed by the Legendary Mark English, John English, Natalie Ascencios, Doug Chayka, Jon Foster, Robin Eley, Sterling Hundley, Gary Kelley, Edward Kinsella, Anita Kunz, Robert Meganck, C. F. Payne, George Pratt, Barron Storey, Jillian Tamaki, Brent Watkinson, Sam Weber, and Andrea Wicklund.
Not to mention all the talented students who were willing to learn from each other & share their perspective with me.

The seven weeks consisted of drawing class twice a week, demos & lectures from a new visiting artist each week, studio time & critiques following the development of each assignment from thumbnails to final.
Soon, I will be posting all the pieces I have done during The Illustration Academy.

This was the first assignment. A slice of Sarasota: an illustration of flat shapes, done in gouache.


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