I've mentioned this in a few venues, but I wanted to archive this announcement officially on the blog - my demo video with Conceptart.org/TAD is now available!!
102 minutes / $20
While I was in Kansas City the past month working at the Academy and TAD I had the amazing opportunity to shoot a demo video. The turn around time was pretty tight, so instead of getting into an involved piece, I decided to shoot a video describing my ink techniques, and the various tools you can use to achieve different results. In the end I worked on three images - one in nib, another in brush, and another in nib and wash - over 102 minutes. I speak on working from reference, spotting blacks, line variety, gesture, and past inkers and influences; among other topics.
I'm pleased with how it turned out, and hopefully it is helpful to those that give it a watch!! Feel free to post your own ink work in this thread and I am happy to critique and offer suggestions :)
A trailer and imagery from the video:
I'd also like to thank Jason Manley and John English for having me help out with the workshops in Kansas City. It's been the greatest honor of my career to work with all my heroes and those people that have had such a significant influence in my journey so far. Also a giant thanks to the students to being incredible and open to my suggestions and talks/demos. I admittedly was wildly nervous to give presentations but the group was so great, I relaxed pretty quickly. I look forward to continue to share and pay whatever knowledge I have forward! Everyone from KC stay in touch!
Lastly, I'm mostly moved into Austin! I'm sharing a place with my good buddy and artist Orlando Sanchez and have my new studio space mostly set up at the Austin TAD POD! It's such a fresh space to work! The students are beginning to arrive for the beginning of classes next week and the energy is very high. After I finish this post I'll begin the first block of work in the new space. Speaking of work, I'm rocking out on some super exciting projects that I can't wait to share - but can't at the moment. But once classes get cranking here I'll have demos, figure drawings, and all that good stuff to share on a regular basis!
incredibly excited and thankful,