Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments
Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Hey, guys! Thanks for taking our class! I will be uploading the images I took of your work from the Sketchbook Bootcamp Class ASAP, and I will share them here along with the scans Blake made of the collaborative books. I’ll also take some shots at the gallery opening tomorrow. Hope to see you all […]

Student Work: Sketchbook Boot Camp

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | One Comment
Student Work: Sketchbook Boot Camp

We had a great time teaching at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts for two weeks in June! This is our third year teaching workshops at Governor’s School, which takes place at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN for four weeks in June each summer. We were also visiting artists four years ago as […]

Sketchbook Boot Camp, Weeks 3-4, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts at MTSU

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

This post is for our students at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts in the Sketchbook Boot Camp Class, weeks 3-4. Assignment 1: Hand-Bound Books and Hand-Crafted Memories We begin with a brief book-binding tutorial, where you will learn to create Pamphlet Stitch Books using either the 3 or 4 hole techniques. If you need […]

Altered Book Sketchbook Project

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 in art | No Comments
Altered Book Sketchbook Project

It’s been a long time, folks. Teaching full-time, traveling, making art, living apart–I’m keeping busy. Yes, “living apart” fits in that list. Everything takes longer and costs more separately–cooking, washing up, running errands. There’s no backup. I’ve also been cheating on you, blog, with Instagram. Yes, we finally joined the 21st century with smart phones, […]

My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in art, books | 3 Comments
My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

What do you do when you’re feeling sad and/or bored? Google search for cute animal pictures, of course! Inspired in part by stumbling across Kristyna Baczynski’s work,  those illustrators I was swooning over a few days ago, and the long stream of graphic novels I continue to check out from our public library’s fairly decent collection, […]

Sketchbook Party Trick: Inspiring Illustrators

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in art, books | 3 Comments

John Hendrix Below is a list of random things I overheard or read and wrote down in large text in this red graph paper sketchbook I’ve been working in. They all feel significant to me for some reason. Most of them have drawings beside them and function as sort of captions. They probably don’t mean […]

Travel Journal: Drawing in the Museums of Chicago and Blind Contour Kentucky

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in art | 5 Comments

While visiting Chicago with Mom and Sue, we ate a lot of great food, walked a bunch, and also enjoyed seeing the Field Museum and the Art Institute. I always try to draw when I visit museums and write down any interesting tidbits I come across. Here are a few of my doodles from the […]

Part II of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on May 29, 2013 in art, online | 12 Comments

I have realized that by designing this project to succeed, I have assured that it will be sub par. This is not atypical behavior for me. The artwork I made in my undergrad years rarely met my expectations or showed what I was capable of. Deadlines made me nervous, so I often rushed through things. […]

Weekend Travel Journal: From Ohio to Detroit

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in art, travel | 5 Comments

I finally gave in and decided not to force myself to carry around the beautiful, but gigantic pretentious sketchbook I’ve been working in as of late. I’m still drawing in it at home, but it’s too much to lug around all the time. I have, instead, opted for a small folio Blake constructed in the […]

“Fail Harder,” and Other Thoughts From My Big, Pretentious Sketchbook

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in design, food porn, teaching | 2 Comments

So, have any of  you Mad Men fans out there seen the documentary Art & Copy? I found it at our local library a couple of days ago and really enjoyed watching it. They interview a variety of ad agency creatives about the business and their career, honing in occasionally on  big campaigns such as […]