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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Monday, August 8, 2016
|Top Left: Christina's artist interview panel with John Picacio Top Right: Christina's retrospective panel. Bottom: My retrospective and image creation process lecture.|
|Top: My work on display in the art show. Middle: My guest artist interview panel hosted by the awesome John Picacio. Bottom: Talking with my hands and being very animated about my work!|
|Late night book cover illustration panel. Left to Right: Brad Foster, Willie Siros, Jacob Weisman, Joe Monti, & Dominick Saponaro.|
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Christina and I have been invited to be this year's artist guest of honor and special guest artist respectively for the upcoming ArmadilloCon literary & arts convention. The show runs from July 29th - 31st in Austin Texas and will be host to several great programing events and workshops.
"ArmadilloCon is a science fiction convention held annually in Austin, TX. The primary focus of the con is literary science fiction, but we also pay attention to art, media sf, and gaming. Every year dozens of professional writers, artists and editors attend the convention. Sometimes they come to make deals but more often they come to have fun.”
I'll be participating on several panels, lecturing, discussing book covers & image creation, and even giving a demo of my painting process. I'll also have several works for sale in the art show and many exclusively priced prints in the print shop. Below is a rundown of my schedule for what's sure to be a fun filled weekend.
Fri 7:00 PM-7:30 PM Ballroom D
Chu, Duarte, Hess, Keller, McKinney*, Monti, Saponaro, C. Siros
This session will introduce all of the convention's major guests. Be sure to stay for the Meet the Pros party afterwards.
Artist Guests Interview
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom D
Hess, Picacio*, Saponaro, Zrubek*
How did our Artist Guests break into the field and make a career? What have they learned along the way?
Saponaro's Image Creation Process
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom F
Our Artist Special Guest Dominick Saponaro will give a step-by-step slideshow lecture and walkthrough of his illustration process from beginning to end.
Book Cover Illustration
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom F
Monti, Foster, Saponaro, W. Siros*, Weisman
What is the impact of a good cover? What makes a good cover? What do artists need to do to create covers that are beautiful and effective?
Digital Art Demo and DiscussionSun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom FSaponaro, HessOur Artist Guests demonstrate digital and hybrid art techniques and discuss ways they use them.
Be sure to stop by and say hello if you'll be in attendance. I hope to see a few of you there!
Friday, April 22, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
"This extraordinary event helps raise money to support scholarships for young artists at the University of the Arts with an exhibition and sale of artwork from talented students, faculty and alumni."
Monday, March 14, 2016
"Masters are Talented illustrators, fine artists and photo artists who have excelled in their craft and risen to the top. This exclusive group of artists will inspire, motivate and educate other Painter enthusiasts of all levels."
My featured month will be April so be on the look out for more posts, videos, tips, interviews, and even a webinar on all things Painter. Here are some relevant links to keep an eye on:
Corel's Painter Master Page
Corel Painter's Facebook Page
Corel Painter's Twitter Page
Corel Painter's Instagram page
I've been using Painter for roughly 15 years now so this is certainly an honor to say the least. It really is an awesome program that has no comparison when it comes to replicating traditional media. I wouldn't be creating the work I do today without it.
If you haven't already you can check out Corel Painter Here. It really is an awesome program!