First I want to say thanks to all that attended my online class Saturday. I had a blast and hope that you all got what you came for and maybe more. Secondly I want to tell you all to sign up for the Mark English class... for your own art sake! Mr. English is an Icon in the illustration world. His work covers decades and has influenced thousands. So many awards you can't count! But it is not the awards or all the jobs he has done over the years that's so impressive, it is Mark's pure unadulterated joy in making art! If you catch any of his obsession by hearing what he has to say in class you will be thrilled and feel your eyes have opened. Thirdly I want to thank Jason Manley. Jason opened my eyes to this forum way WAY back when. It changed the arch of my career, I'm sure of it! Seeing all the amazing work, talking with those making that work, sharing ideas, feeling part of something larger than oneself, all pushed me to find more and new venues for my art. Jason has helped me over and over by being a friend and a consultant. In short my relationship with this site, Jason, Coro, and Andrew has been invaluable. IF you have not yet, please go here http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=175787 and read this open letter by Jason. In it you will find a description of a new school, a school like no other, one that I personally think will be a revolution in teaching art. This time is the beginning of something big and when Jason asks that you support the forum I believe he speaks directly about your participation in classes or the on demand course or collected DVDs. Last night I bought A bunch of the DVDs or rather downloads for what I thought was a pittance, almost felt like steeling. Buy the way they are great (really love Coro's Alla Prima painting sessions) and soon you will have access to even more great downloads! But expressing your interest at this point is invaluable if you can take a course take it, if you can get a DVD get it, you will not regret it. And of course if you want to simply donate to help support the forum that is never a bad thing
I love this place, I have been away for a bit but getting back here and getting in the middle of it all has put a big smile on my face.
This one was for a skateboard show. They auctioned off bards that various artist worked on all for a public skate park. I digitally added the corners not sure why. Plus some extras
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Jon, its really refreshing to hear such complimentary words spoken about this site and how it has impacted yourself. Glad to see you giving such an amazing gift to everyone and always look forward to what you will create next.
Great post, Jon!
Great hanging with you the other day for your class. That's the amazing thing, whenever we get together we talk so much about art and process and everything else that it's a small class in and of itself, a great sharing of information. Just like this site.
Jason's letter blew me away. It literally moved me to tears, and I'm not kidding. There's so much in the works here and it's bigger than anyone can imagine! This kind of thing does only happen once in a blue moon. It's a rare thing. But it needs nurturing in order to fulfill its promise. I'm excited to see it grow and excited to be on hand to watch as it matures.
And, yes, Jon nailed it on the head about Mark English. You will be, simply put, BLOWN AWAY! Jon and I both will be there with bells on. If there's one thing you don't miss, this will be it. Check it out!
Now I'm going to get back to lovin' up on the Jon Foster work here!
Jon, I thoroughly enjoyed your class the other day. Watching your process was educational and inspiring.
If I ever manage to make a living as an artist, it will be because of CA, it'll be because of Jason and because of you, Jon, and all the other incredible artists, who generously pass on their own hard-won knowledge. I'm thankful, because art would be a closed door to me if it wasn't for this place.
I can totally see the eggs in that last painting. The "Walls of the Universe" piece is intriguing; the starry - I accidentally wrote blackground, but I guess it's fitting, is neat, as are the caricatured houses. Your compositions are among my favourite.
Happy to see you posting your work here!
Stewie saying "cool 'Hwip'". Sorry
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Oh man I can't tell you how the Hwite thing started but I can't stop! I mean it sounds right to me now. My girl friend laughs her ass off every time I say it. I also can't seem to say my last name purposefully with out it coming out like FFFFFFFoster
Oh and some of you may not be well acquainted with George Pratt, spiff41, but just Like Mark English Look him up, if you are going to Ringling take a class with him, when he offers another class here take it! He changed my art world too!
A treat to see new bots from you, Jon! And the 'extras' are simply beautiful.
Always an inspiration Jon! Cool stuff!
Your lecture was extremely informative.
Yeah, your lecture was awesome! Watching and listening to what you've got to say really helped me regain some proper attitude towards my own art. Because I think I've lost it somehow when I've started doing freelance work... That was really inspirational.