Monday, November 22, 2010

Artist Spotlight - John Kenn

..just found this artist today, John Kenn --- these drawings are done on Post-It notes!

very well done, such detail-- love how he depicts 'monsters' !

thanks for the inspiration, John!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Artist spotlight - Malcolm T. Liepke

Malcolm has been an inspiration to me since college-- i just love how he depicts people, in his figurative work.. wonderful use of color and a style that is unique (unfortunately-- it's copied by others! there are a lot of 'imitators' out there, but only ONE Malcolm T. Liepke!)

He is definitely one of my personal favorite artist's of all-time!

here is a link to his work featured at Arcadia Fine Art:

Malcolm's work on Eleanor Ettinger Gallery:

Here is an interactive collage of some of his work:

..good article/review/interview on Southwest Art:

if you are on Facebook-- here is a link to his Home:!/pages/Malcolm-Liepke/129846273723427

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Art Rage -- portrait videos (Ray Tsang)

I've been using Art Rage for nearly a year now-- really impressed with the natural media look/feel-- especially the oil paints! i will be posting some of my artwork using it, very soon..

until then-- i came across this very talented artist, Ray Tsang, who is using it for portraits

click on this link to view the video (you may need a Facebook account):!/video/video.php?v=460159932413

Here is a portrait he did using Corel Painter 11:!/video/video.php?v=423192617413

Here is a link to a forum in which he shows additional portraits:

UPDATE/NEW: Here is a link to his blog:

Artist spotlight - Craig Mullins

One of my favorite modern artist's-- a legend in the entertainment industry as a concept artist and designer.. he's also the 'Godfather' of speed painting-- which is widely used by most concept artist's to quickly communicate ideas/composition, etc.. i just love his use of texture in his imagery

i had the pleasure of working with him on 2 James Bond games (Agent under fire and Goldeneye: Rogue Agent) -- he did various matte paintings, concepts, etc..

check out his website-- he showcases both traditional and digital paintings:

Ballistic Publishing Grand Master interview:

here's a video collage of his work on the Marathon trilogy:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Artist spotlight - Carol Marine

..check out the artwork of Carol Marine! i just love her still life paintings! (the way she applies her paint-- loose brush strokes, choices of color, composition, etc..) i just discovered her work about 6-8 weeks ago, and i'm really glad that i did! she's an amazing/inspiring artist!

here is a link to her blog:

here is a link to her website:

i purchased her book (and recommend it!), available through