Art School Confidential clip

July 17, 2012News Articles

I was actually looking for a different clip of this movie, but this is funny too. This movie is especially funny for art students, not so much for the general audience, especially when the movie starts focusing on the grizzly murders surrounding the campus.. I think they were aiming for black humor, but for me … Read More

About the spinning plane in Central Park…

July 11, 2012News Articles

I had to google the spinning plane for my last entry and I found a link about the artist. By the way, I’m sad to say that my idea of making the sculpture into a ride was totally unoriginal. There I said it, I’m a hack. Here are some quotes from the artist about her … Read More

When did this become Art?

July 10, 2012News Articles

Here’s Andy Rooney on public art. I’ve often disagreed with what he’s had to say because he was clearly senile. Here I agree with him, except I have a sense of humor so weird public sculptures amuse me. We should put all weird sculptures in one park and call it “Wackyland”. Why has nobody ever … Read More

The Twilight of painting

July 10, 2012News Articles

Surfing the internet the other day, I came across this page about an artist I’d never heard of before: R. H. Ives Gammell. He wrote a book called “The Twilight of Painting” which in the opening chapter states: “The ultimate importance of Modern Painting in the history of art will be seen to lie in … Read More

Why boredom is good for your creativity

July 10, 2012News Articles

Here’s an article that talks about the all too familiar struggle of getting work done. I personally have to go to the print studio at SVA to work, I find too many things distracting in my apartment (internet, piano, food, dvd collection, book collection). I feel that the print studio has a more “work-friendly” atmosphere … Read More

3×3 blog, For what it’s worth

February 22, 2012News Articles

Here’s an uplifting blog entry I read. In fact, I feel illustrators have a much better opportunity to be successful in the future than designers. Why? As technology continues to improve designers will have fewer opportunities to do what they do best, whereas illustrators can offer visual solutions in any media for any product or … Read More

My kid could paint that

December 20, 2011News Articles

I saw a documentary last week called “My kid could paint that”. It’s about Maria Olmstead, a 4 year old girl (at the time) who sold abstract paintings for thousands of dollars, thereby vindicating the millions of people out there who think a child could do abstract art. As the documentary progresses doubts are raised … Read More

Portfolio tips for mainstream comics

December 17, 2011News Articles

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been wondering how one goes about working on superhero comics for DC and Marvel. More out of curiosity than any concrete plans to work for them in the future…Although it would be fun to draw buff guys for a living :). Here are some handy portfolio tips from Marvel’s … Read More

The Village Voice article

April 12, 2011News Articles

The Comics Issue: If Cartoons Are So Big, Why Don’t They Pay? Article detailing exactly how broke cartoonists are….and they’re pretty broke. From most illustrators and cartoonists I talked to, it helps to have a second job. But in my previous desk job, I found that bosses weren’t necessarily appreciative of my diverse skill set. … Read More

Are illustration competition scams?

January 15, 2011News Articles

This is a question I’ve been wondering since I’ve received an email from Communication Arts reminding me of their illustration competition. For the record I entered their competition last year, I also entered American Illustration, 3×3, and Society of Illustrators. I’ve “lost” all of them. I could just assume that I’m not as good as … Read More