As a freelance artist in Hollywood, I've practically done it all: storyboard artist, fashion illustrator, video game artist, concept artist, comic book artist, textile artist, t-shirt designer, silkscreen artist, gallery assistant, fashion stylist, graphic artist, magazine art director, logo designer, movie poster artist, character artist... the list goes on. And on.
However, getting started as an illustrator when I was but a mere recent art school grad was a bit of mystery. And as I became a successful professional artist, I noticed not everyone shared the same skill set when it came to snagging their dream job.
Needless to say, I've had a lot of experience in my professional art career. I decided to put it on paper and share my tips and trick for getting into the above mention industries. Ok, it's really not on "paper", it's an e-book...Save a tree. Or something.
Whether you're just getting started in an art career, or know someone who is, this little volume helps you carve out a path to professionalism and teaches what you didn't learn in art school.
Don't have a Kindle? Don't worry - E-book formats are easy. There are lotsa great FREE e-reading apps and softwares out there for your laptop, tablet or phone. Amazon has free ones and I use one by Adobe called Adobe Digital Editions.
When my longtime charismatic client and talented director Steve Stockman called and asked me to "storyboard" his upcoming book, How to Shoot Video that Doesn't Suck, I was a little confused. Films and videos are storyboarded, sure. "But Steve," I babbled back "books are illustrated."
This point demonstrates why Steve is often ahead of us all as a creative. I was thinking in the box. He was thinking in "the frame". And he needed my help to get readers to think in frame, shot by shot as well.
And thus, I was brought aboard by Steve and Workman Publishing to take his "Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro" and translate his thoughts into images in this awesome book.
Martin Dawber knows Fashion Illustration. And Professor Dawber knows I know fashion illustration too.
Which is why I'm thrilled to have his invitation to be featured alongside the top fashion illustrators on the planet in The Great Big Book of Fashion Illustration.
You can find my work on several pages throughout the book and find quotes from me in the chapter interviews in this fashion drawing bible.
Grab a copy on Amazon.com.
I grew up watching great TV comedies like All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times and Maude. So when a TV writer named Mike Milligan who wrote on all those shows tapped me to illustrate his book, I was in like Flynn.
You can a grab a copy for your grandfather, or father if he is a grandpa-to-be here