We are excited for the upcoming Illustration Academy Workshop starting June 2, 2014. The lecture this last Saturday on how to get started in the Illustration business with Sterling Hundley, Edward Kinsella, John English and Jeffrey Alan Love was just a sample of what kind of information you will receive at the Academy. If you were unable to watch live, keep an eye on our website, we will be posting it on-demand shortly here:
 We are honored to have such a great group of artists as our faculty this June. Mark English, Sterling Hundley, George Pratt, C.F. Payne, Gary Kelley, Edward Kinsella, Jeffrey Alan Love, Jon Foster, Anita Kunz and John English. There are still spots but it is a good idea to get registered as soon as possible, especially if you need to make travel plans. For information and to apply, visit our page here:

Mark English
Mark English XI by theartdepartment
Sterling Hundley
Bojangles by SterlingHundley

George Pratt
George Pratt VI by theartdepartment

C.F. Payne
CF Payne I by theartdepartment

Gary Kelley
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Edward Kinsella
Edward Kinsella by theartdepartment

Jeffrey Alan Love
Art-giclee-tr-jeffreyalanlove-full by theartdepartment

Jon Foster
Jon Foster XIII by theartdepartment

Anita Kunz
Anita Kunz V by theartdepartment

John English
John English IX by theartdepartment
You don't want to miss the opportunity to learn from Sterling this June at The Illustration Academy.

Professional work
Sterling Illustration, LLC, freelance illustrator, Richmond, VA: Regular commissions for a variety of national and international clients including: United States Postal Service, Entertainment Weekly, Hemispheres, Playboy, Dartmouth College, Spotco, North American Review, American Cowboy, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Scholastic, Marvel, Bungie, UPS, Major League Baseball, Saturday Evening Post, Richmond Magazine, Arena Stage, The Progressive, and the New Yorker. Website link: www.sterlinghundley.com (International)

Visiting Faculty, The Illustration Academy. Kansas City, KS: One of four visiting instructors involved in the education of students from around the world; theartdepartmentschool.com/add…. (International, invitational)

These are a few images from his recent project the Spoils of Saint Hubris in 2013.

Sterling Hundley by theartdepartment

Sterling Hundley by theartdepartment

Sterling Hundley by theartdepartment

Sterling Hundley by theartdepartment

Sterling Hundley by theartdepartment

Sterling Hundley by theartdepartment
If you couldn't make it to the Saturday Lecture with Arnie Fenner and Jon Foster, we will be posting it on our website soon so you can watch On Demand!


Jon Foster, Fourhorsemen by theartdepartment Image by Jon Foster

The Art Connection Academy + Spectrum Art Contest 2014alex-Konstad-Trollock by theartdepartment Image by Alex Konstad


Submit your portfolio for a chance to win free attendance to the Illustration Academy's summer workshops and art clinics.

The Illustration Academy is offering aspiring artists the opportunity to put their illustration skills to the test and compete for a number of valuable prizes.

Enter Here: www.artconnectionacademy.com/S…

C.F. Payne graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a BFA. Early in his career, he attended the first Illustrators Workshop, which had a significant influence on his work. He worked in illustration studios in Akron, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois for several years. In 1980, he began his career as a freelance illustrator, and has developed an impressive client list, including Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, GQ, National Geographic, Spy, NFL, U.S. Postal Service, and others.

Chris will be here in June to join Gary Kelley, Anita Kunz, Jon Foster, Mark English, George Pratt, and John English for Illustration Academy 2014.


A video of Character development by Chris Payne:

C F PAYNE by theartdepartment
C F PAYNE by theartdepartment

Chris doing a demo at The Illustration Academy 2013.
C F PAYNE by theartdepartment
C F PAYNE by theartdepartment

Examples of some of his published pieces:
Jack by cfpayne
. by cfpayne

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