Finally compiled some photos from different sources to document my time speaking/demoing at my alma mater. So glad everything worked out, I had a great time. Thank you Joe Kovach for putting this together!
View of campus from the Crane Center. I made a painting from that exact spot way back.
Oh lookie there. And that poster on the right is really cool, anyone know who did that?
Giving a talk to Ron Tardino’s entertainment design class + guests for 3 hours, about my own journey and about world building/concept art in general. Talking about some early 3D work here. Didn’t get any pics of the digital demo.
Giving my shorter presentation pre-roundtable.
Showing some early game concept art.
Great sketch of me by Mike Laughead
The roundtable begins
And THIS Is how you karate-chop a table!
“I wonder if they can tell that I’m manically bouncing my knee up and down right now…”
Dante Terzigni is an awesome designer and illustrator, who I could learn a thing or 2 about silhouette from. http://www.danteterzigni.com/ (Also love his use of color!)
Chris Seaman talking about his experience in the card/RPG industries. Check out his work here, so much fun! http://www.chrisseamanart.com/
Steve Prescott giving a humorous account of all the strange anthropomorphic monsters he’s been asked to draw, and how ANY creature could be made scary & badass. http://www.rottface.com/
Hanging out at the Grass Skirt Tiki Room after the event. Thought this was some good fantasy reference.
The visiting artist housing was awesome!
The Illustration dept is located in Kinney Hall now. Giant robot by Mark Hazelrig. (RIP Mr. Hazelrig, you will be missed!
While wandering around campus visiting my old haunts, I got some major feels here in the Kinney Hall basement industrial design drawing room. Some of my best memories were in here (first time really loosening up and putting excitement and energy into drawing). I turned on all the lights and made an anonymous drawing on one of the scrap papers as a way to say hi/bye to the room and refresh the good memories. So glad I got a chance to.
I visited the Art Fair before I left. Lots of fun, and great turnout.