Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Some Further Sketches from the Trip, and a Plug for the Illustration Academy

Sorry for the delay on these! These represent a more visual re-portage approach that I took on the trip (props to Doug Dowd). I bought a new moleskin and colored markers for this and was real excited to experiment. Here are some highlights-
they still have mammoths in Spain, no foolin'

It was a great trip, and I'll try to post some more of the bounty from it later. 

I'd like to take a minute here to give a shout out to Francis Vallejo, an incredibly gracious host and a classy guy. Check out his stuff, it rocks! Francis was kind enough to host me on my visit to the Illustration Academy for Lecture Week. And what week it was! For anyone interested in becoming a better image maker, I can only point you toward this program and say that it changed my life. I attended the whole session last year and had to come back this year- a good call which has me primed and ready to jump into the rest of the summer. I cannot stress how great it was. I got to listen to my heroes, meet up with old friends, and make new friends at the same time. Amazing.


Sarah Richardson said...

That is one tasty mammoth.

Louise Smythe said...

yeah i love the mammoth