This was from an ASIFA figure drawing session at Studio Outpost March 1st, 2012 in East Atlanta- before we were forced to move our class once again. This was taken for Audrey Jones, who runs an art program in Haiti. That’s her drawing at the beginning, and our lovely model Megan. Lots of talent here, including Jason who you see at 2:30 adding some gruesome details…
I also got to draw some pictures of another personal hero, Frank Zappa!!
Come on out to the Plaza tonight at 9:30 and see for yourself. It’s a great documentary about one of Atlanta’s living legends!!
Here’s the poster I did for their show at the Strand this NYE. The great type design was done by my pal Henry Owings. T-shirts will be available soon, and the show should be a blast!
Eight feet tall, acrylic on plywood. I’ll have the piece displayed
at my booth Saturday, September 17th for the East Atlanta Strut.
Look for me near Joe’s Coffee shop on Flat Shoals, just north of
Glenwood Avenue. http://eastatlantastrut.com/
Finally! I worked on character designs for the second season of Ugly Americans from December 2010 to May 2011. I was fortunate enough to get to work with my old buddies Sam Leyja and Matt Jenkins as well as the rest of the fine crew at Turner Studios, as we cranked out dozens of characters for every other episode.
Tonight’s show (10:30pm, Comedy Central) is the first one we worked on, Episode #202 “Callie and Her Sister” (that’s one of the show’s main characters above, Callie). After the show airs tonight I will be able post some of the designs I worked on, including some “dress-ups” (and “dress downs”!) of the main characters. Look for more posts right here (it’s about time) over the coming weeks, as I reveal some other projects I’ve been up to!
Throw on some boots and come visit me at the Cabbagetown Chili Cookoff today (Saturday, 11-6pm). My booth will be on Kirkwood Ave between Tye and Powell Streets, just west of the park. Lotsa naked drawings to go with your chili and bluegrass!!
Drawings of classy naked people, that is… sold cheap! This Saturday, September 18th at the East Atlanta Strut festival. I’ll have a booth right next to Joe’s Coffee (in the lot in front of “Fluff and Em” Florist). I’ll be selling drawings from the past decade of figure classes I’ve held here in Atlanta:
Drawings of men, women and even babies!
Stop by, say howdy and pick up a cheap naked person!
Change is inevitable. In my case, it also seems to be happening all at once!
I have transitioned back to freelance work these past two weeks, I’ll be storyboarding at Trick 3d next week through September and continuing work on a Bruce Hampton documentary. This is keeping me busy on the work front. Next, my rental house in Grant Park is undergoing some updates in hopeful anticipation of new renters this Fall, and finally- the ASIFA figure drawing class is moving to a new location!
I’ll have more information on the possible new location(s) for the figure class soon. In the meantime, if you have any ideas for a great location please let me know!
Here is some history of the ASIFA figure class:
I started the figure drawing class in 1998 at Primal Screen, for the animators that worked with me at the original Monroe Drive address (next to the Park Tavern near Tenth Street). Owner Doug Grimmett graciously opened the sessions to outside artists as well, and the weekly classes attracted a regular following.
Yep, it was just about a year ago I was included in the lay-offs at Turner Studios, where I had worked in the animation department as Senior Animation Director. I had been there for about eight-and-a-half years, and suddenly found myself back in the freelance world. Fortunately, I was able to find work and it didn’t seem as bleak as I’d heard, until I got stiffed for about $4,000 on a freelance job. I was finally able to collect some of it (still trying to get the rest) but the ordeal reminded me of the downside of self-employment. I did have some positive experiences working with new clients and some contacts from the past that I enjoyed collaborating with again. It was also great working from home in my studio across the hall from my girlfriend Rebecca’s office. We enjoyed being able to take breaks in the back yard with the chickens and hiking over to the Village for tacos. It was a good time for me to work on a variety of jobs, and pursue some different creative outlets. Finally, I visited the folks at “Floyd County Productions”, creators of the “Archer” series on FX. I had met them originally at an ASIFA “Blowin’ Smoke” event, where I first saw their show “Frisky Dingo” (Under their old moniker: “70/30 Productions”). I loved the look of the show, and it was hilarious. At the time I remember thinking I would like to work with them at some point. Well, the opportunity arose when they earned a second season for Archer. They hired me on to help storyboard the new episodes, and after a month we both agreed it was a good fit. They need the help with a very tight schedule and thirteen new shows to produce. I am happy to be drawing again every day, though I must admit I had become rusty doing this particular type of drawing. I’m working hard to recover my chops, and inspired every day by the extremely talented crew around me. It’s good to be a part of a fun loving, hard working team; and there seems to be a genuine affection among everyone involved in the production. I look forward to improving my skills every day. Oh- I’m also a reference model for the the main character! Actually, just the body (killer suit). So I get to play dress-up from time to time. Look for my action poses when the new season starts- I’ll keep you posted… http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/archer/