Archive for January, 2012
TonyTeach is an online learning center where you can find video tutorials, podcasts and live training for Flash, Toon Boom Animate, Photoshop, and more—both for free, and for purchase. Recently Tony Ross caught up with me, and we had a half hour discussion about how I work, my inspirations, digital vs. analog, and about my career in general—plus I give a couple of useful tips on using Adobe Illustrator’s pen tool that even this seasoned teacher was surprised by. Here’s a recording of that discussion:
I’m very pleased to report that Mr. Chouinard achieved his Kickstarter goal. Those who’ve invested $35 or more can choose from among the prints by 15 different artists—myself included–to receive as one of the perks for being a contributor. See Terry’s Kickstarter page for details.
I’m also pleased to report that Terry will make available to me 100 beautifully printed 18″ x 24″ letterpress copies of my “Wonderful World” artwork, below, which I will sign and make available as soon as the ink dries. So even if you missed being a contributor to his campaign you can still obtain a copy of that print. If you’d like to reserve one, send me an email and I’ll be sure to set one aside for you. Thanks!
Terry Chouinard is a master letterpress printer. Letterpress printing is a craft that is slowly disappearing, but there are still some great practitioners out there keeping it alive. Mr. Chouinard has invented a device that will greatly enhance their ability to keep ink colors accurate and consistent throughout a print run—no matter how big or small. One of his followers wrote a really nice piece describing what he’s done on her blog Quince & Quire. He’s looking for small investors to be able to make his “Ink Dial” a reality—and has posted it on Kickstarter.
Terry asked me to donate a piece of art so that he could offer a signed, limited edition, letterpress version of it as a reward to investors, and I gladly offered my piece “Wonderful World”. For an investment of as little as $35 a beautiful hand-printed 18″ x 24″ letterpress version of this art could be yours.
There are 14 other artists who have committed art to Terry to try to help him get his Ink Dial off the ground. Please check out this very worthy project. The more you donate the more prints you could be rewarded with by the likes of Marian Bantjes, Andrew Byrom, Paul Shaw and Jack Unruh. His deadline on Kickstarter is coming up soon—take a look and see if you don’t want to support this very worthy project.