Drawing Is An Art!

To explore and celebrate drawing as the principle narrative expression that drives the Graphic Novel, animation, games and other art forms.  Before there was the written word there were pictures. Images. Icons. Open to styles, skill sets and more..

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I need a good space ship artist

Started by Peter Darryl Slaughter Dec 12, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi and I need the vision of a good artist.I need an artist to draw  me a picture of a space that would hold 25 people and supplies  for a long trip one way.My email is or…Continue

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Comment by Turtel Onli on October 23, 2018 at 7:23am

My Advanced Studio Drawing students are learning to develop a drawing in a flow process using colored pencils & markers. 

My current Studio Drawing students at the downtown Chicago Harold Washington College are learning that drawing based on a central theme is a process. The flow of which results in the final art or drawing. I am learning that at age 66 , with them being barely 20, I am passing on to them practices from pre-digital generations of art makers before our times. Approaches I developed in my life as an artist along with my career as a major -market illustrator.

Here is a peep into a few of their works in progress.

Comment by Turtel Onli on October 16, 2018 at 11:59am

Each student had to decide on a theme, then render 4 thumbnails that were late processed into a color sketch that next would be redrawn ass the Final Art.

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Comment by Turtel Onli on June 5, 2018 at 8:18am

Drawing with ink tends to increase one's level of focus & execution. When there can be no erasing who wants to error?

Comment by Turtel Onli on June 5, 2018 at 8:16am
I apologize to the students who thought I would again be teaching the retreat format Intro To Studio Drawing class this Summer Session at the Harold Washington College. Being an Adjunct Professor, neither my name or the names of adjunct professors appears in the registration material. I took leave this Summer to re-organize operations per ONLI STUDIOS, LLC and all things Rhythmistic.
This Fall I will be teaching The Intro and Advanced Studio Drawing Classes at HWC. I am positive those students will flourish this Summer with their current professor. I encourage them to look into the Advanced Class option this Fall.

Comment by Turtel Onli on December 20, 2017 at 7:26am

These are two promo images. One from the '90s the other recent.  Both me with drawings I did for clients.  Bowie was for PLAYBOY's OUI MAGAZINE, The other MODE AVANTE GARDE and the Limelight Entertainment Chain. I just wanted to show that it is possible to draw for paying clients as a log term career option.

Comment by Turtel Onli on September 4, 2017 at 8:53am

Drawing is fundamental.

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