Thursday, August 31, 2006

Drawings from a Mexican

Drawings from a Mexican..Dave Pimentel shows his wonderful drawing style with the bonus of tons of great illustration and art links from other artists and art sites.

So, cat tacos?

So, cat tacos?
Take a look at Guy Francis' illustration blog. He's got some great illos online, and a fun sense of humor.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Check out this Painting Video on YouTube

If you haven't been to YouTube yet, check out some of the art videos, especially this one, a painting by an incredibly talented artist. (Beware..there can be some videos at You Tube best not viewed) but this one is fantastic. I've seen some other excellent painting videos spite of my dial-up connection.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Recommended Art Book by Richard Schmid

Richard Schmid's book, Alla Prima, Everything I Know About Painting is another excellent book for oil painters. There are various excellent color charts in the book as well.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Manifest Gallery-National Drawing Annual 2006 Call for Entries

Check out the National Drawing Annual 2006 call for entries.

A Painting a Day

A Painting a Day Check out Duane Keiser's most recent daily paintings.

Friday, August 25, 2006

The Fox and the Grapes

Here's an illustration I'm working on as a learning challenge. It's an 8"x10" oils.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Scott E Franson

Take a look at children's writer/illustrator Scott E Franson's blog. His sense of humor and art is a delight.
Also..take a look at his informative webpage, Making books 101. He wrote it based on his experience while writing and illustrating his own book UnBrella.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Check out Sherry's Radio Interview

Sherry Rogers was interviewed by two radio stations about the children's book she illustrated: If You Were A Parrot. Go listen...they're on MP3s.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Wendy's Info about the CMSU Children's Book Conference

Wendy Martini generously posted some great info from the recent CMSU Children's Book Conference.

The International Children's Digital Library

Check out the International Children's Digital Library. It's purpose is to "... provide free access to children's books from around the world. By ensuring access to books from many cultures and in diverse languages, we foster a love of reading, a readiness to learn, and a response to the challenges of world illiteracy.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Take a Look at Scott Bartner's Painting Demo

I just found Scott Bartner's website, and the demonstration page, showing how he does a portrait in oils. Take a look.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

3 X 3's Picture Book Illustration Contest

Check out 3 x 3's picture book contest. The deadline is looming, but there's still time to get your submission in if you've had illustrations published in a picture book that came out in 2004 or 2005. I didn't read all of the not sure about fees or other details, but it looks like a great contest. Just check the judges and you'll see what I mean.
I subscribed to this mag. Haven't gotten my first one yet, but am looking forward to it.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Another good book for drawing

I heard of another excellent book for figure drawing. It comes highly recommended. Figure Drawing Without a Model by Ron Tiner.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

A wonderful book on N. C. Wyeth

I received my book on N. C. Wyeth by Kate F. Jennings today. It is FANTAStic...a
14.5" x10"hardcover book with huge full color images of his work ranging from book illustrations to commercial illustrations of calendars and murals. I highly recommend it to any of his fans. Now if only I could find a book like this one on Howard Pyle.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A Painting

Here's the oil painting I'm doing for a friend. There are parts that I know need more work, but if I keep fiddling around with it, I'll make them worse. It was fun to do and I learned so much...on to the next one.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Alice's CWIM blog

Alice's CWIM blog....Wow...anyone in the children's lit market will be interested in Alice's blog. I just heard about it from Anastasia Suen, who always has valuable news, tips and classes about writing for children and the field.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Grand Central Academy of Art in NYC

It's times like this that I wish I lived in or near NYC. A new art school is opening up in NYC, called The Grand Central Academy of Art (what can I say...I'd love to study art full time...and I know..I just need to keep it up at home, but there's nothing like taking intensive courses from experts, surrounded by peers.) It looks like a fantastic school. I do think that teaching classical drawing and painting is coming back into vogue...people are beginning to realize that strong drawing and painting skills are vital in creating art that stands the test of time.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Aaron Zenz's Art, and Picture Book Dummy

Aaron Zenz has a fantastic website showing his artistic talent and his very cool, humorous picture book dummy. Check it out. I found this link after Linda recommended it. Thanks Linda...

Friday, August 04, 2006

Take a Look at John Alivin's Art

I found some new paintings by John Alvin in the Art Business News of Jack Sparrow and the other of Will Turner. I haven't seen them online yet, but the one of Jack Sparrow was my favorite.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

All the Strange Hours: Blue Jeans

All the Strange Hours: Blue Jeans...David Rourke's blog about drawing, painting, digital photography, art history, materials, methods and his work.

New Blog called Inklings

Here's a brand new blog called Inklings. Jenny Harris is a children's illustrator and writer, and creator of Inklings.

Jerry Pinkney's video interview on Reading Rockets

Here's a video interview of Jerry Pinkney on Reading Rockets.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


ILLUSTRATION this latest post called Anvil Art..about J.C. Leyendecker and Norman Rockwell.


buep..another fun blog by Cecilia Gabby, an illustrator with a great range of styles...she lives in Germany.

Sketchbook Pages

Sketchbook's Linda's illustration blog. She's got some work up with a new style.

Take a Look at Krishna Mathias' Art

Krishna Mathias won second place in the WIN contest. Take a look at his gorgeous work.


Views From The Easel: UPCOMING ARTISTS OPPORTUNITIES Linda has posted some great opportunities for artists in the DC area.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Edward J. Reed's Portraits

Here's an amazing portrait artist that lives and teaches in the DC area. Look at Edward Reed's wonderful portraits and other art.