good lord this thread is most awesome!!
one of a handful of drawings while traveling recently. (the james jean influence should be obvious.)
when i was up at the bird machine on tuesday, aaron and jay were flipping through my sketchbook..
me: "i've been trying to fill up two pages a day. i notice that if i go three days without drawing, when i sit back down, i draw like a child."
jay: "that's why i wait four days."
rich- i love your stuff. where did you go to school?
just brought these pieces to a painting i'm working on this weekend. i might start a process thread if anyone would be interested to see that.
Thanks! I only asked about your education because I see some similarities to Sterling Hundley in your work. Is there any level of relation there? Is it the other way around? Sorry if that observation seems ignorant or backwards.
not ignorant at all. his work is definitely on point. and going beyond his very unique style, the guy's ability to tell a story with his work is unmatched. also, from what i hear, he's a great educator. wish i could have studied with him as well as some of those other illustration academy guys. i was fortunate to attend a two-week post-grad class the summer after i graduated (in 2007) with gary kelley up in syracuse. the insight and critique that he offered was so incredibly valuable.
Great stuff, Rich. Loose but with remarkable detail.
you've done an impressive amount of professional work in such a short time after graduating!