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I obtained my undergraduate degree in Art Advertising from Praire View A&M University. I am currently pursuing a Masters of Illustrations degree from the Academy of Arts / Online / San Francisco , My objective is to broaden business relations and build a solid networking system for future creative endeavors. I am an practitioner and educator of the art, design forms. Which, was and is very rewarding for me to teach and learn with a collective group with like minded interest. I have produced stellar graphics and illustrations for Trade Shows exhibitions, Press Junkets, Editorial cartoons, Character Concepts, Comic book illustrations, Logo and T-shirt designs. Also, I am able to use my own initiative in finalizing a course of action to the a certain objective, an effective communicator at all levels. I have good problem solving and analytical skills. I am computer literate (Mac OS Base). My studio is equipped with the industry standard in graphic design software; Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Indesign CS5, Flash CS5, FreeHand 9.
Pencil, Watercolor, Acrylics, Airbrush, Pen & Ink, Marker, Figure Drawing,
Comic book Illustrator, Concept Rendering
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION SKILLS
(Mac OS Base)
My studio is equipped with the industry standard in graphic design software; Adobe Creative Suite 5, FreeHand 9.
The Houston Thunderbears, Kaboom Inc., Atomic Pop Art, KowShirts, Space Center Houston, Gemini Studios,
Houston Defender, Houston Rockets, Design at Work, MM Design, Nomadic Display
Space Traders, Penny Farthing Press, Badcog Studio
I began using Adobe Illustrator more than 15 years ago, so, I'm very familiar with the interface, tools, and many of the shortcuts you can use to make your workflow a more efficient experience. The program has offered me the opportunity to do countless designs and manipulate traditional illustrations to fit the needs of many clients.
I began using Adobe Photoshop 15 plus years ago.
So, I'm very familiar with the interface, Tools,
and many of the shortcuts you can use to make your workflow a more efficient experience. The program has offered me the opportunity to do countless designs and manipulate traditional illustrations to fit the needs of many clients.
B.A. Degree in Advertising Art from Prairie View A&M University (1991)
Associates Degree in Layout and Production Art ( 1993 )
Masters of Illustration from the Academy of Arts / San Francisco / online ( Present )
I've been a freelance Illustrator for over fifteen years now and I've worn many creative hats ( Art Teacher, Graphic Artist, Production Assistant, Comic book Artist, Concept Artist, Editorial Cartoonist and Prop Designer etc. )
My approach to this course is a foundation of lessons designed for people who are interested in developing their drawing technique and artistic abilities.
Focus is placed on theory and practice. This engages a better stimulating learning experience on your development as an artist. Strong attention on drawing assignments is given rather than on quizzes and while there is a testing component, it is simply meant to help you (the student) bind your understanding of the lessons and allow you to identify areas that you might want to spend more time on. When you submit your assignments, you will receive feedback on your work and development as an artist.
Getting Started: Art Resources, Drawing Tools and Creating your Workspace??
Fundamentals of Drawing: The way we think, Positive / Negative Space, Lines and Basic Shapes, Symmetry
??Beyond the Basics: Eye Level, Linear Perspective, 3-Dimensional Shapes, Still Life Drawing
??Light & Shadow: Shading Technique, Blending Technique, Rendering Volume, Creating Texture and Incorporating Accents
??Composition: Arrangement, Leading the Eye, Focal Points, Placement Theory and Framing??
Figure Drawing: Pentimenti, Synthesis, Laws of Proportion and How to Draw Body Parts (hands, feet, torso, legs, arms and more)
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