Thursday, January 31, 2013

Brian's Northside Gallery Show

It's finally come: "Love Kills" — my solo show at the Northside art gallery "Fabricate." 

The Northside of Cincinnati is where I first met the Cincinnati Illustrators group cartoonist, attending Justin Green's art show. So, a circle has been completed, I'm unreasonably excited!

If you know the style of my personal work, you know what to expect: charming cartoons with a wicked mix of laughs and sharp little slashes at the treachery of life's surprises. 17 pieces will be hanging, prints and originals, and there will be a special little box filled with unframed originals.

Opening night runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, and I'll be there the whole time.
Fabricate is located at 4037 Hamilton Ave. That's between Spring Grove Ave. and Blue Rock St., near "Take the Cake." (By the way, the show will be hanging for the entire month of February, so if you can't make the opening, you'll still be able to see the art.)

Hope to see you there!

The poster for the show.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Illustratror News: Jim Effler: Bockfest Poster Unveiling

Jim Effler is unveiling his new 2013 Bockfest poster this Friday:

Although the dinner is sold out, he will be doing several signings...

We will keep you posted on times, etc.

Jim Effler's 2012 Poster

Monday, January 21, 2013

Cool Gary Kelley Article

Hat tip to Christ Oatley. Get a PDF of  an article from“Step-By-Step Graphics” Magazine.

It features a collection of fantastic illustrations by Gary Kelley and a cool mini-tutorial that walks you through his process.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Illustrator News: Brian Uhl

Brian Uhl has a solo exhibition coming up at Static Age Gallery on January 25th.
It's on this month's Final Friday and he promises a good show! 
Static Age Gallery's address is 1334 Main Street 45212

Thursday, January 3, 2013

More Baker Hunt Arts Center

Maurice will be teaching a Fundamentals Of Drawing course this Winter at the Baker Hunt Arts Center in Covington, KY (the attached poster is an example of his work). Perspective, anatomy, composition, related aspects of Art History, and drawing techniques will all be covered. For beginners and the experienced. If interested, call Teresa or Rosemary at (859) 431-0020. Further info @:

More Art Academy Classes

Blogger was being so uncooperative, I am putting this in a different post...



From March 16, 2013 to May 4, 2013 Each Saturday from 9:30 - 12:30 pm

This 8-week course will introduce students to the painting and drawing techniques that illustrators have utilized over the last several decades including: acrylic, watercolor, oils, traditional mixed media and even digital techniques.  The techniques acquired in this class can be applied to any commercial market as well as fine art. The first half of the class will be dedicated to demos and short lectures while, the second half will be designed for time to work in class under the teacher’s guidance. The class is for those who love to create art and are looking for new avenues of creative expression. Fee $160


From March 16, 2013 to May 4, 2013 Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm

This workshop is designed for artists who have a passion for fantasy. The focus of this workshop is to introduce artists to the professional practices and methods implemented when creating an illustration for gaming and comics. The first half of each class will consist of lectures, demos, and assignments, while the second half of the classes will be time dedicated to work and critiques. Students must be 16 or older. Fee: $155

Art Academy Community Classes

Several local illustrators/designers are offering classes and workshops at the Art Academy this Fall and Spring. 




From June 16, 2013 to June 21, 2013

Workshop Includes:
4 full days of workshop
Check-in Sunday, June 16 with welcome reception in the evening.
Check-out on Friday, June 21, with packed lunch provided for your journey.
Delicious breakfast and lunch on workshop days, plus breakfast on the day of departure.
Individualized support and exercises for beginner and more experienced artists.
Structured class activities to inspire new and returning travelers alike.
Ample opportunities to visit historic Taos sites and meet local artists.
(Note: This is an amazing trip. I(Christina) went in 2012 and Amy plans to start a Ireland trip as well)

Fee: $1365 (single occupancy)

MARLENE STEELE  (She also is offering acouple classes at the BAKER HUNT CULTURAL ART CENTER)


Wed. Feb 13- April 17    6:30-9:00PM   

Solid approaches from an experienced draughtsman. Add gestural excitement to your technique and build on your proportional accuracy. Tips from a contemporary artist who works in the challenging courtroom setting.  Model fee included



Sat. March 16- May 25  12:30-3:00PM.

Introductory class will take advantage of the lovely areas around Mariemont. In classroom work will focus on still life studies and composition.

Fee: $155


Sat. March 16- May 25    9:30- 12 noon

Ideal for the beginner to learn! Beautiful curved spines flow easily from the broad-edge pen. This style lends itself to dense patterns and the use of color.

Fee: $170


Contact: 859-431-0020


Tuesday 6:30—8:30pm

Explore materials for creating expressive watercolor landscapes and still life subjects. Master color mixing and value range to develop your technique. 
Fee: $120

Thurs.  1:00-3:00 PM
Using traditional pastel, we will explore the color mixing and layering processes using still life setups, landscape and photo reference. 
Fee: $120

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Lunch at Bronte's Bistro: L-R: Jeff, Kevin, Pam, Steve, Viki, Dave, Jerry, Christina, Nick, Brian, Greg. Ursula took the picture.
Starting 2013 off on the right foot, our first Illustrators Lunch of the year! I promise I will post Christmas pics soon!