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Nathan Fowkes

has a day job at DreamWorks working in Photoshop, so he tries to spend as much time as he can outside or at home in the studio sketching with traditional media. He has to projects online, called respectively Land Sketch and Nathan Fowkes Art.

Both sites are full of exciting art, fresh and spontaneous, made with very sure and decided strokes. You will also find that Land Sketch and Nathan Fowkes Art are excellent resources to help you learn painting and drawing: I encourage you to subscribe his feed or bookmark them.

You'll enjoy his classroom demonstrations (from www.laafa.org), his plein air sketches, and marvel with his variations on a same landscape, like the example show below, which is part of a post in october 2006 that shows many more examples of the same location painted at different times of the day, with different weather conditions.

Nathan Fowkes studied traditional painting and entertainment design at the Art Center College of Design where he graduated with honors. He has been a popular teacher of color, design, drawing and painting for the past 8 years. Nathan is currently a visual development artist at DreamWorks with screen credits including The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron, Shrek, and the forthcoming How to Train Your Dragon.

1 comment:

Rose said...

I enjoy viewing the paintings on these websites.


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