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Art Supply Lists
The art supplies required for my classes, along with some miscellaneous recommendations.

 

The Booklist
Now located in My Bookstore, a list, with reviews, of very helpful books for students and artists.

 

Improving your Abilities
A list of ideas, attitudes, suggestions, and dangers that I give  to my students on the last day of classes to help guide them when they are practicing on their own.

 

Favorite Quotes
An eclectic and wisdom filled collection of my favorite art comments, from a variety of people, on a wide range of subjects.

 

 

 

 

The Before & After Drawings
Pairs of self-portrait drawings from individual students, done three months apart, illustrating the progress they made.

From my Introduction to Illustration Class at San Jose State University

 

 

Opinions
Most of these "columns" were written in response to student questions received via email.  While I have plans to include many more, I've found they are easier to write in response to specific questions.  So if you have one, email me.

Drawing
Failure
Improving
Watercolor

Something else? Email me.

At some point, I plan to write something on the following topics:
Art
Perspective
Art Instruction
Illustration
Art History
Children's Book Artists
Fine Art vs. Illustration
Color
Painting
Teaching
Art Schools
Favorite Artists
Comic Books
Becoming an Illustrator