As mentioned here last week, the above image is from a new Rauch Brothers project for which we are using William H. Johnson’s work as our visual inspiration. Looking forward to diving in on this one!
A little festival news. As noted before on our Twitter page, “Q&A” will be playing at this year’s Annecy International [...]
For the visual aesthetic of one of our upcoming projects, Rauch Bros. is looking at the work of William H. Johnson.
Born in Florence, South Carolina in 1901, Johnson took off for Harlem in 1918 and immediately became involved in the community of artists that was beginning to bloom at that time. He was a painter [...]
Three years ago I was studying abroad in Rome. It was a chance to get away from New York and my professors at St. John’s and see what kind of work I would do with that new freedom. One of the things I did was continue to keep a sketchbook that I drew in several [...]
Michael Sporn has a really fun post about parkbenches over on his world-renowned “Splog”. Check it out! This is the kind of thing I like to read. And it gives me a reason to put up a drawing of one of these NYC parkbenches which I did while researching my first film, conveniently titled “The [...]
One of my favorite things about living in New York is the subway: it’s a great place to draw and I’ve filled up a lot of sketchbooks riding the trains. This is the first of a continuing series of posts that will show pages from those books.
Do artists really have to draw self portraits? I’ve drawn a lot of these over the years, usually at gut check times and apparently often with a furrowed brow. My apologies! I think what’s most amazing is how few of these actually resemble me.
Teaching swimming lessons: that’s how I’m payin’ the bills folks! It is, ofcourse, everyone’s dream job. Here are a few drawings from the water park I used to work at in Michigan. When I was doing these, I was making a giant, crappy painting. These made me realize I needed to get back to animating. [...]