Thursday, December 14, 2017

Excellent Gifts From Local Illustrators Part Duex

Robin Ewers Carnes

Red Panda in Snow by Robin Ewers Carnes


2018 Cincinnati Icon Calendar, Cincinnati Watercolor Landscapes by Robin Ewers Carnes

Robin Ewers Carnes has a variety of prints, cards and original art in her Etsy shop including this gorgeous Cincinnati calendar. https://www.etsy.com/shop/rewersdesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Marion Corbin Mayer 

Marion Corbin Mayer has this lovely Fiona totebag for sale.

https://fineartamerica.com/products/fionahippo-marion-corbin-mayer-tote-bag.html

Jerry Dowling

Jerry Dowling's amazing collection of caricatures and portraits he has done over the years of county and Grand Ole Opry stars is still available!

Order it here:

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Excellent Holiday Gifts from Local Illustrators!

Daryll Collins:



Daryll Collins is selling this awesome book through PayPal account through daryll@daryllcollins.com and pay wit5h PayPal. 

Daryll says: "Also, I will draw an elf, reindeer or Santa on the inside cover and personalize each book."
 
Kevin Necessary:

There are several books out this holiday about Fiona, this is the only fully illustrated one by Kevin Necessary.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has a sassy, happy baby hippo now. But it wasn’t always that way. Little Fiona was born six weeks too early, and there were times that all the people who love her weren’t sure she could survive. But with round-the-clock care at the zoo and help from others in the community, little Fiona not only survived — she thrived. Narrated by Fiona’s best friend, Trixie the Tilapia, this book tells the story of the little hippo who never gave up and how she became the superstar she is today.

http://www.wcpo.com/mybestfriendfiona


Mark and Mary Willenbrink:




Mark and Mary Willenbrink have an excellent new book out this year on perspective drawing. You can get copies of any of their books about drawing and painting here.

https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Willenbrink/e/B00N6RF2FM










Tim Fuller:


Check out Tim Fuller's latest issue of Cap'n Catnip written by Craig Boldman with additional art by Daryll Collins. You can also see Tim's full line of comics here:
http://www.indyplanet.us/brands/hoohacomics/

Vanessa Sorensen:


Vanessa Sorensen has a children's joke book out.

Why was the chimpanzee crying?
What kind of fish likes peanut butter?
Where do cows go on a rainy day?

Join the fun and find the answers to these questions inside this illustrated joke book for young readers. Plus learn fascinating facts about each animal featured in our "Did You Know?" section!

http://a.co/h9gZvEg


Jason Bessler:


Jason Bessler's The Witch's Mess is a full color fantasy picture book that is written in rhyme and appeals to children ages three and up! The Witch’s Mess has a compelling plot, a gripping dilemma, relatable characters, and valuable lessons for children. On the surface, the book may give a child the incentive to clean up after themselves, but more important are the underlying lessons about relationships, compromise, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness. The lessons are accessible, but not preached.

https://jasonbessler.com/products/the-witchs-mess-pre-order

Kathleen Streitenberger:


About a rescue dog who loses puppy teeth and the special tooth fairy who guards the bond of unconditional love between a dog and his family with a reminder to share love and joy yourself.  ...

http://forgoodmedia.com/order-puppy-tooth-fairy/


When young Alice and her kindly old neighbor, Mr. Fredricks (who always reminds Alice of Santa Claus), accidentally collide in the hall of their apartment building, his glasses fall off — and that’s when the magic begins!  Alice puts on the glasses out of curiosity and is enchanted to see what Mr. Fredricks sees: the love and light in others.

Join Alice and Mr. Fredricks on a magical journey down Main Street, and let Mr. Fredricks show how kindness towards others makes a difference in us all. You won’t want to miss what Alice adds to her Christmas wish list after this special day!

http://forgoodmedia.com/visions-of-light/

Amanda Appiarius:




Enjoy the wonderful story of how twin sisters started the non-profit, Bake Me Home. Beautifully illustrated by Amanda Appiarius, this book will inspire you and your whole family!  All proceeds go to Bake Me Home.
 http://forgoodmedia.com/one-cookie-at-a-time/

William Grapes

Dracula never died in Europe. His remains lie deep in the belly of Erebus, a ship ready to depart an English port. No one can explain the disappearance of sailors as they arrive in New York, a brave new world governed by anonymity. Soon word of the Vampire legend spreads and reaches England, where the fellowship of hunters gets to hear of it. And the hunt resumes.

http://a.co/3Z3prS5 

Christina Wald


 
 A recent NSTA Ouststanding Science Trade Book! 

How much does an elephant weigh? How do you know? How would you know if you didn’t have a modern scale? Six-year-old Cao Chong, the most famous child prodigy in Chinese history, faced just this problem! Chong watches as the prime minister’s most trusted and learned advisors debate different methods. The principle of buoyancy and a little bit of creative thinking help this boy come up with a solution. 

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50345412303946

 
Mariana is a third grader living in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the northern fringe of the Chihuahuan Desert. One day her class visits Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park to hike to the top of an extinct volcano and see the plant and animal life that is special to this desert. 
 
 
 
From country music singer/writer Buck Buchanan comes this Western adventure!
Seven-year-old ranch girl Denni-Jo (she’s almost eight!) gets permission from her mom to ride her pony, Pinto, solo across the ranch to visit her grandparents. But it’s not as easy as it sounds, and along the way they get scared by a rattlesnake, see a runaway jackrabbit, and even find a calf stuck in a mud hole. Can Denni-Jo’s riding and roping skills save the calf before worried Momma Cow closes in?

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50345412303946

Annual Illustrators Christmas Party

Our annual Illustrators Christmas Party is December 16th at Brew House starting at 7PM. Please PSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/151712238773869/

Bring your work from this year to share!

From last year's party!


Monday, November 6, 2017

Gallery Opening - Everwhere: Art inspired by Neil Gaiman

Art by David Michael Beck Design by Tim Fuller
Know Theatre is proud to present an art gallery show in our Underground Lobby & Bar called "Everwhere: Art Inspired by the works of Neil Gaiman!"

Join us for the gallery opening and reception on November 9 from 5 - 8 PM, with light hors d'oeuvres by Chef Jan of Water Tower Champagne, Fine Wines and Tasting Room and cash bar in the Know Theatre Underground!

Suggested donation at the door for gallery opening - $5.

Following the gallery opening, "Everwhere" will be open to the public on Know Theatre show nights from November 25 - December 17.

"Everwhere" explores the resonance and relevance of Neil Gaiman's body of work, how it influences our popular culture, and how it continues to inspire new readers and dreamers each day.

Featuring art by:
David Michael Beck
David Mack
Tim Fuller
Amy Bogard
Sarah Rocheleau
Christina Wald
Jaimie Filer
Thomas O Miller
Danny Duford
David Hartz
William Grapes
Jeb Brack
and the Art Academy of Cincinnati Sophomore and Junior Illustration students.

The "Everwhere" gallery is presented in conjunction with Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, Know's imaginative stage adaptation of Gaiman's most famous novel, which runs on the Know MainStage from November 25 - December 17.


Bod by Amy Bogard
 
Odin by Thomas O. Miller

 
Crowley and Aziraphale in St. James' Park by Christina Wald

 
Death by Tim Fuller

Sunday, November 5, 2017

C. F. Payne Documentary Screening


C.F. Payne 1min Trailer from Tony Moorman on Vimeo.


What? Cincinnati Screening of C.F. Payne: An American Illustrator!!! Q&A with C.F. Payne and filmmakers Tony Moorman and Woodrow J Hinton to follow the film.

When? Saturday November 11 @ 1pm!!!

Where? KENWOOD THEATRE 7815 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

https://www.facebook.com/events/1494730333908680/

Monday, October 23, 2017

Books by the Banks 2017

Tara Calahan King's 2017 Poster
2017 Books by the Banks is Saturday Oct 28th from 10am until 4pm. There are many illustrators there this year!

Mark and Mary Willenbrink, Jeffrey Ebbeler, Tara Calahan King, Will Hillenbrand, Loren Long, Kathleen Streitenberger, Sarah Jones, Adam Watkins, Christina Wald, Dylan Speeg, Leah Busch, and many others.

Hope to see you there!














Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Apprentice/Intern/Artist positions

Hey everyone....it's that time of year again for us(besides Halloween...lol)...We lost one of our long time artists over the summer after she graduated from DAAP and moved to LA with a brand spanking new Job and we are losing availability of one of our Art Academy students to Co-op..... So....

Anything Airbrushed plus is looking for Apprentice/Artists to work at our Tri-County Mall studio location This job is all about doing ART all day, everyday(don’t just think t-shirts) This is a good job opportunity for art students or part-time artists looking for extra work. It is very flexible, which works well for High School or College students and is an opportunity for artists to learn a new medium as well as actually make money using their talents.

If anyone knows any art students or part-time artists that you think might be interested please let them know.

Thanks so much....keep on creating!



Monday, October 9, 2017

C.F. Payne Documentary


Teaser Trailer for "C.F. Payne: An American Illustrator" from Tony Moorman on Vimeo.

Filmmaker Tony Moorman did an amazing documentary about the work and career of C. F. Payne.

It will be available to stream October 13 for $4.99

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/cfpayneamericanillustrator/


Artists on Payne from Tony Moorman on Vimeo.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Kickstarter: The Witch's Mess by Jason Bessler



Check out Jason Bessler's Kickstarter for his book The Witch's Mess.

Jason says: "The Witch's Mess is a full color fantasy picture book that is written in rhyme and appeals to children ages three and up! I'm here to ask for your support so that I can get this exciting book out into the world. The book is ready to go! Now I need the resources necessary to send it to print!"


Click here for details: http://kck.st/2k2DNo9

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In:Sight Exhibition at NKU and Book Signing at Blue Manatee with Christina Wald


I will have work showing my illustration process in this amazing show at NKU. The opening reception is on September 28th. I hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/352314915210012/

 I will have a book signing at Blue Manatee on September 30th to celebrate my new book Cao Chong Weighs and Elephant written by Songju Ma Daemicke from Arbordale Publishing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/145141739409493/

Thursday, August 17, 2017

David Micheal Beck Show at Malton Gallery

Join the Malton Gallery for the opening of "ROOTED" featuring illustrator David Michael Beck and Sculptor Mark Chatterly

August 24th, 5-7pm


I am not seeing a Facebook event yet but if there is one, I will add it later.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Special Illustrators Lunch This Week

This week's Illustrators Lunch is a Dilly Bistro in Mariemont and then we will check out the amazing Oil Painters of America show after.

Hope to see you there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1310491105716087/

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Urban Sketchers Cincinnati

Although a group of us has sketched around Cincinnati for years, we are finally making it official and starting an Urban Sketcher group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/356776268058161/

Come join us! We sketch next at the Samurai Exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum. https://www.facebook.com/events/1335225446525465/ 

Their manifesto is beautiful:

  1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
  2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
  3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
  4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
  5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
  6. We support each other and draw together.
  7. We share our drawings online.
  8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
    Sketching at the Art Museum in 2014