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In Context: Sometimes Stories Pop into Your Head…

Sometimes something about your source inspiration suggests a story. This can be a pose that a model strikes for you, or a person you see out in public having a conversation you can’t overhear, or a photo inspiration like the type you find on Sktchy. It can even happen when you draw a selfie. Whenever […]

Another Voice: Political Illustration of the Late 20th Century—An Exhibit at MCAD

This post was originally published on February 3, 2017 during my site transition. If you are interested in art or politics or both you need to go to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s new exhibit—Another Voice: Political Illustration of the Late 20th Century. It’s located in Gallery X, 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis. It […]

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Exquisite Corpse with Wet Paint

Above: An 18 x 30 inch acrylic painting I made on Stonehenge white. I began with a series of sketches and thumbnails. I blew elements up and composed them into place. I then drew my sketch with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and painted with Daniel Smith Acrylics, using large filberts—about 1- and 2-inches wide.  At […]

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Proportions and Features: Eyeballing vs. Systems

Left: Selfie made while looking in the bathroom mirror. A 7 x 7 inch, approx. journal (turned on its side so I could have a vertical) I made with Niddegen. I used a fiber-tipped brush pen containing Platinum Carbon Black ink cartridges. I'm wearing my favorite T-shirt—a 25 year old Lake Street Shirt design, given […]

What is “Making It”? A Movie about Illustrators and the Business of Making Art

"Making It" Official Trailer from Tony Moorman on Vimeo. "Making It" is a documentary film which explores the professional lives of illustrators in the comics/fantasy industry. Woodrow J. Hinton III introduces and narrates this film in which he interviews three of his friends who have reached, like him, "the middle" of their careers in illustration: […]

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Join Me If You Can for My Interview Today

Left: TV Sketch, Rainn Wilson, with Pentel pigmented, fine-tipped ColorBrush (yes, one of those squeezy pens) on green stationery (I think it might be Canson that was pre-cut), for my loose sheets journal (about 8.5 x 11 inches). You really want to view an enlargement. Reminder: at 1:30 CST I will be on Design Recharge […]

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“The Drawing Club”—Not Just Another Book On Drawing

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Fall Classes for 2014

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Go Ahead and Fail Today

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Two More Great Sketchbook Facsimiles: Mattias Adolfsson and Andrea Joseph

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