photo by phil holland
Pretty busy around here lately, which is a good thing! To keep the pencil moving outside my comics, I've been doing a lot of girl drawings.
The top 2 images are from a continuing series of pastel on paper pieces drawn for the figure drawing section on the VLP. The next ink page was done from life, 1-2 minutes. The next image was a morning warm up, and the final bunch of images were drawn from life at SXSW in Austin Texas where I was working with the Art Department promoting the program. 1-2 minute poses. I was amped to draw alongside Trey, Jane, and Dustin the whole weekend...make sure to check the drawings they did from the same sessions..great work!!! Friday night was a dope event at Austin's Mohawk bar. Was able to knock out some drawings of wild models with the insanely talented Massive Black crew of Whit, Kemp, Andrew, Jason, Carl, and Brad. Mark English even stopped by and wowed with his drawings and paintings. I can cross off a life goal since I was able to score one of his drawings!!!!!
Lastly I'm excited to announce I will be moving to Austin, Texas to begin my role as studio leader of one of the the physical studio locations (aka pods) of The Art Department. I really believe in the program and am happy to be involved at the ground floor. I will be working directly under Jason Manley and moving my studio into the studio space with all the students to hopefully set the pace and offer any wisdom I can. Trey Bryan will be the studio leader at the Kansas City location working with the Englishes, and Josh George will be the leader at the Richmond location working with Sterling Hundley. The final location in San Francisco will continue to be handled by Carl Dobsky and Coro.
A few folks have asked how this will affect my Russian studies... well, I haven't given up on that. I still really want to make that happen. And I am confident they will. But for the foreseeable future I am very excited about Austin and my comics that I'm working on behind the scenes!!