I wanted to take a break from my Kickstarter, the Pose Drawing Sparkbook, to highlight a few other goodies by some incredible artists.
First, I just learned that amazing Florian Satzinger has a book out! How did I miss this? It’s called Duck: Birds and Pencils and it’s a collection of some of his wonderful cartoon bird drawings. I just ordered my copy and can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Second, one of my favorite character designers is Chris Ayers. He’s originally from my home state of Minnesota but now lives and works in California. In 2005 Chris was diagnosed with leukemia. In 2006, on the one-year anniversary of his diagnosis, he decided to sketch one animal a day for an entire year. He hasn’t stopped since, and boy does it show. He is living proof that practice really does make perfect. His drawings have been collected into some terrific books, and he’s also created a fun drawing/activity book for kids called My Daily Zoo.
Finally, my friend and fellow illustrator Tom Richmond (of MAD Magazine fame) is selling a limited edition print featuring his amazing caricatures of every actor to ever play “Doctor Who”. As a bonus, since it was just announced that Peter Capaldi has been hired to be the new Doctor, Tom will hand-draw a caricature of him on your print for only ten dollars more! Quite a deal. (While you’re poking around Tom’s site, be sure to also check out his terrific blog.)
Enjoy. You can thank me later.