Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jodorowsky's Dune Movie Night Tuesday April 29th

A bunch of us are seeing the new documentary of the Dune film that never was at the Esquire Theater next Tuesday ($6 day) at 7 PM. Hope to see you there!

From the NPR review:
Great review by NPR:

For fun, here is a card I illustrated for the Dune CCG in the 90s:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Making It • CCAD workshop • Spectrum

Making It

So here is a trailer for the film we just wrapped called Making It. This film has been a labor of love for all those involved for the last year and a half. It's nice to finally be in the home stretch and be able to share it.

Making It Trailer

Making It Website

Making It Facebook

Making It” is a documentary film that explores the daily struggles of making a living, staying creative, and making it all up as we go along. The film focuses primarily on Eric FortuneAndrew Bawidamann, and Brian Ewing discussing education, their business model, and the future of Illustration but ultimately asks what does “Making It” mean to each artist?

The documentary also features additional interviews with artists and industry giants such as: Adam Hughes, Tara McPherson , Becky Cloonan, Jon Foster, Greg Manchess, C.F. Payne, Olivia, Michael Whelan, Irene Gallo, Iain McCaig, William Stout, Sam Weber, Dave McKean, Mike Mignola.

CCAD workshop

Every year I have an annual illustration workshop at CCAD for anyone who wishes to attend.
This year we will have a small private screening of the film Making It to start off the workshop for those intersested and for those who can't be with us for the Official May Premiere next month in Kansas City.

Poster Designed by Hannah Ross


Please join us for the opening Premiere of Making It at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2014 and stick around afterward for a short Q&A session with the guys from Sidebar and the featured artists and filmmakers.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I've been trying to sharpen my competence with vector-based art. This Easter greeting was created start-to-finish in Illustrator —something I rarely do.

Not ready to throw out my pencils though.
Happy Easter everyone!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

David Hartz

Nice article in the Eastern Hills Journal today about Dave Hartz...burning it up in Eastern Europe!

Drink and Draw Thursday April 17th

Drink. Draw. FOR FREE. at Tacocracy!

Get some tacos and drinks from the fine folks of Tacocracy, drink, and draw!

We'll provide some used art supplies and we'll have a few for sale at 20%-70% off, but please feel free to BYO art supplies! 

8PM until 11PM

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sketch Outing to Spring Grove Cemetery

Sketch by Vanessa Sorensen
Amy, Vanessa and I managed to get out and sketch the cherry blossoms at Spring Grove Cemetery while they were peak. It was a beautiful day. There was also a plein air group out, so a lot of painting was going on.

Blossoms by Amy Bogard
Here is a vine on location:

If anyone ever wants to join us, drop me a line! The more the merrier!

Sketch by Amy Bogard
Lovely trees by Vanessa Sorensen
Sphinx by Amy Bogard
Tree by Vanessa Sorensen
Sketch by Christina Wald

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tonight: Cincy Illustrator Gallery Opening

"Cincinnati Illustrators" is the theme of tonight's opening at the Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop. The opening is for everyone and will be from 6-9 p.m.

Artists represented from our group include Christina Wald, Jerry Dowling, Tim Fuller, Bearman, Dawna Boehmer, myself and several others. (If your work is in the show and I've neglected to mention you, tell me and I'll correct my mistake!)  

I know that Jerry and I are planning on attending the opening, while Christina is madly preparing her new comic for S.P.A.C.E. this weekend in Columbus. 

The Red Tree Gallery is located at 3210 Madison Rd., just off the I-71 and the Norwood Lateral.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sketch Outing to Newport Aquarium

Spider Tortoise by Linda Bittner
Linda, Julie, Christina, Amy
Linda and Julie Bittner, Amy Bogard and I went to Newport Aquarium March 28th to sketch and check out the new turtle exhibit.

The new enclosure is really cool!

We are going on another sketch outing this week. Drop a line if you want to join us!

Bravo, the new Galapagos turtle by Amy Bogard

Amy sketching

Pancake tortoise by Linda Bittner

Bravo in his ideal home setting by Julie Bittner
Bravo in the new turtle environment by Christina Wald
The super cool crabs by Christina Wald

Article about Flaming Medusa Studios in Soapbox

Darcy Vorhees Van Horn and Tom Beuerlein
 Great write up on Flaming Medusa Studios about their animated series on Cincinnati iconic companies:

25 most iconic Cincy companies captured in video

FMS also just did a really cool animation for WCPO celebrating the Reds Opening Day: