Charcoal Portraits

I have an upcoming job that I think might work well in charcoal. Only problem is that I haven’t picked up a stick of charcoal in about 9 years. I have a little bit of time before I’ll be starting …

3 portfolio improvements

Recently I’ve been doing student portfolio assessments. It can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of the semester, it can also be one of the most soul-destroying. You spend a semester teaching students, investing your time, energy and emotions …

More on Sergio Toppi

On Monday Sidebar Nation released a┬ápodcast on renowned Italian illustrator Sergio Toppi. I thought it would be a good excuse to re-visit the legend, and post some more Toppi illustrations. Toppi’s work, at a casual glance looks like ┬ásimple compositions …