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Over these coming warm weather months I plan on incorporating lessons in the parks of New York City. This is an ideal place for drawing, watercolors, painting and of course live sketching. Today I worked with a students who is focusing on creative concepting for an illustration series. I look forward to working with new students who want to broaden their fine or digital art skills while taking advantage of all the resources NYC has to offer! Feel free to contact me if you would like to learn how I can help you with your creativity.

Students who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. One way to jump-start your kid's creativity is with one-on-one instruction from a professional artist. When my students tell me all they learn in art class is cut and paste I just want to cringe! I teach cartooning and comics, but there's more to it than drawing expressions and writing captions. We start with translating simple shapes into basic cartoon forms; then comes acting out emotion with action poses, learning balance and body language by establishing the line of action, proportion, anatomy, perspective, form, line, control, value, composition, color theory, gestalt grouping principles... Then we get into analysis of single panel illustration, the sequential form, creating characters, dialogue, setting, casting. Man, oh, man. There's a lot. If for some reason you choose not to study with me, that's ok. Consider it Harvard's loss.

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