I spent the last three years taking coursework and working on my thesis for my Master's degree in Technology and Communication from UNC Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. There was no lack of rigor in the program, a program that broadened my horizons. If you are interested in hearing more about it, I'd be happy to talk to you offline.
Now that school is over, I will be updating this blog more often.
We had a successful Kickstarter campaign for Sea Urchins Book Two: In the Shadow of the Sea Apes. I'm working on a 10-page exclusive for that book now, and will tell you more about it soon.
Tuesday, 6:15-9:15pm, July 24-August 28 (6 weeks)
I'm teaching a summer course combining drawing and painting. We'll cover a broad swath of material with exercises in plein air, figure studies, still lifes and more. If you're interested in joining, please sign up here.
Dawn, Andrew and Anna,
Thanks for letting us paint at Firstview Farms!
It's not too late to sign up for my Introduction to Acrylics
classes Tomorrow night (February 6) through March 19th 6:15-9:15 pm at the Carrboro Arts Center.
We'll be working on basics, but it's for all skill levels.
This portrait of Charlotte Hawkins Brown
is painted with acrylics and I'll be taking photos of other examples soon.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown
I'm a sketch artist on the Travel Channel show The Dead Files
, Death and Dolls episode! Fun and creepy experience. It's on this Friday, February 3 at 10pm.
The Dead Files, Death and Dolls
... Here's a book cover I made for James Chambers' Lovecraftian Engines of Sacrifice, available from Dark Regions Press
Congratulations to the N.C. Zoo for winning an American Graphic Design Award for outdoor signage! Stacey Brown, Betsy Powell, Lance Hill and Bill Rankin did a great job! The kiosk is located at the Solar Pointe pavilion at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro, N.C. I'm lucky to have helped as programmer!
Scroll through the gallery at the bottom of this link
to see the winning kiosk, Plug into the Future.
Solar Pointe at the North Carolina Zoo
The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
accepted donation of my portrait of the museum's namesake. The portrait will be presented at the museum's Annual Christmas Open House
this Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown
The portrait was painted in 2005 for The Charlotte Observer and the donation is courtesy of The Charlotte Observer. Thanks to The Observer's Dee-Dee Strickland and June Lancaster and the Museum's Marian Inabinett.
Another Heyman/Whitley collaboration recently landed on Kidzter.com. It will soon be available as a free mobile app (as time permits). The idea is simple. Peeve as many fowl as you can in thirty seconds by clicking on them.
Project completed! This is the final interactive graphic for the UNC School of Public Health's Nutrition 240 course. Thanks Dr. Beck, Catherine and Megan! (I'll update this post soon with some of the bizarre comps we came up with.)
UNC School of Public Health - Nutrition 240 - Digestion