Letters, We Get Letters!




Watch this... and be amazed. Luca Barcellona will change how you feel about hand lettering.

Legacy of Letters from Luca Barcellona on Vimeo.
Fraktur writing for the Legacy of Letters italian tour, organize by Paul Shaw, NYC.


Hey, Bug Lovers!

There are always some folks interested in natural science illustration. Did you know that Connecticut has its own professional society devoted to this very pursuit?! I KNOW! How LUCKY are we?! You can find them here:  Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators

And they have drawing classes on Saturdays in Orange, CT. This is from one of our alums, Kathy Klucsik (Bateman), who is generously thinking of you!

Images from CTNSI website and ©the individual artists.


Best Videos You'll EVAH SEE!!

You know what I'm talkin' about!  Jason Holley's brilliant series on the trials and tribulations of being a professional illustrator is on Vimeo! Click here and watch all nine (9) episodes:

"Yes! I want to be a professional illustrator and Jason Holley can show me how!"

You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll want to "un-see" some of it, but you can't!

Image ©Jason Holley, so go there and see his videos, already.

Guest Artist, Chris Lyles! 10/5!

Our first guest of the semester, the fabulous Mr. Christopher Lyles! See his work here, at Christopher Lyles.com, and then meet him in person on Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30 pm in the Pit! He's smart, fun, and does great work. He'll tell you how he makes his images and works with his rep. Surely there will also be requisite war stories of working with publishers, editors and art directors. Don't miss it!

These images ©Christopher Lyles

Tutorials, or, FREE LESSONS!

Hey Y'all, don't forget that the internet is one of the best resources you have for finding some really good tutorials. There are some great step-by-step resources like Dan Santos' website, and others that cover a lot of ground, like James Gurney's "Gurney Journey."

If you want live action, go to YouTube and enter whatever it is you are looking for plus "demo." You'll turn up some great stuff, even at 2 am! So, go exploring. You, and your work, will be better for it!


Metanoia Poster Show!

Congratulations, ART 3210! The "Metanoia" show is finally ready! These posters, created in Fall 2009 in support of UConn's week of Metanoia, will be exhibited in the Student Union Gallery from October 11th- 22nd. Come to the Opening, Thursday, October 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm and support your peers in their fabulous illustration efforts!

These images ©Vic Preato, Amanda Brayman, Lizzie Dargie, and Ryann McCabe