Hey all, just wanted to update my terrible journal skills.
I recented posted a slew of sketches over at my blog. Commissions, convention sketches and commercial art and comic process posts. Also with this post in particular I give a bit of a rundown on my current commission situation and how I'll be handling commissions in the future. So if this applies to you, or if you are interested in a commission from me, I'd give it a read through.
Thanks for all the support, posts and comments. I do my best to respond, but I know I'm pretty terrible at it. I do see your comments and very much appreciate all the encouragement and kids words.
I'm not currently on a monthly comic, I've got a few pitches in the works for larger projects and we'll see if those take off. In the mean time I've been working with NERF as a lead illustrator for their 2013-2014 line of products. So you'll see my art and Simon Gough's art on all the packages this coming fall!
Keep an eye on my blog for updates on work and more daily sketches!!!
GI JOE Art Prints...
We've put together a limited edition collection of my GI JOE Art prints. All color and high quality prints. The sets are limited to 100, signed and numbered. They come shipped in an archival photo box. They include a number of the covers I did for my IDW run on GI Joe and other Joe related commissioned or commercial art. Follow this link to see photos of all the prints included in the box set, and to order. http://www.groovedis.com/shop/Robert-Atkins-De-Classified-PRINTS-BOX-p-802153.html The set includes 30 full color prints. I sell prints at conventions or through my blog/email at $15 each. With this set you'll get a higher quality print,
So much to do, so little time...
Mostly I'm posting a journal because I got sick of seeing the same thing on my wall every time I logged on. Im about halfway through teaching the Figure drawing course for the Comics Experience. I think it's going pretty well for the first time teaching it. I'm sure each time we offer the course the rough edges will get smoothed out. I'm just extremely happy to see the amount of progress the students are making in their daily and weekly sketches. Everyone is grasping the material so well, I'm gratified to see that the instruction provided is clicking with the students, and then how hard they are working to apply it. Very cool, to me that's th
Online Figure Drawing Class - Enrollment open!
I've been teaching with the Comics Experience for a couple years now. It's a great program online that allows artists and writers to take comics related courses taught by working professionals. I've taught the Intro to Comics Art and the Advanced Comics Art classes in the past. They've mostly focused on comics storytelling, an introduction to the industry and how to properly go about getting work. The advanced class focuses more on final pencil techniques, styles, and rendering. Along with more advanced page layouts and storytelling concepts. We felt the need to expand our Art Curriculum and I saw a desire to focus on human anatomy and dynam
Comic Art Storytelling class OPEN
Hey all, the enrollment for the Comic Experience Intro to Comic Art class I teach is now OPEN! Here's a blog post over at Comic Experience that talks all about the available classes. http://blog.comicsexperience.com/2012/08/enrollment-open-intro-to-comic-book.html There are also classes in Comic's writing, coloring and lettering and production currently open. Throughout the year there are also classes on Editorial (how to be an editor!) and advanced classes in writing, coloring, and storytelling. I'll also be introducing a Figure Construction class this fall! It will be an indepth study of the human figure and constructing it from scratch!
Just a quick question, do we go through MGA now for your sketches that you do at the conventions? Or do we still come to your table and talk to you? Just want to make sure how to handle your conventions sketches now.
Jason W. Gavin