Drawings, Drawings, Everywhere! Bill Martin at FIT

We have been privileged to have had great guest speakers this past semester. Take a look at our studio- not a bare spot to be had as draftsman extraordinaire Bill Martin visited with us from way out in New Jersey one sunny fall Saturday. Martin truly draws like a dream and brought, literally, hundreds of his reportage drawings to share with our first year students, who are in the midst of their own semester long reportage assignment. You can see the awe and pleasure that the work brought. Bill was inspiring as he shared his philosophy and even, a little demo. After that, we all hoofed it up to Times Square, where we tackled the crowds, drawing it all! Thank you, Bill!

Faculty Member Rudy Gutierrez is busy! New, great work and interview!

It is hard to keep faculty member Rudy Gutierrez from slowing down.
Rudy, who teaches Narrative Art is the consummate story-teller. Equally well-known as a wonderful painter, illustrator, educator, lecuturer
and lover of music, take a look at what Rudy has been up to lately-
everything that he loves and does is happening all together! Rudy’s newest illustrated picture book has  just been released-Spirit Seeker- John Coltrane’s Musical Journey by Gary Golio .
The paintings are rich and beautiful.Check out the interview with Rudy at Kidsbiographer.
You can buy the book here.
That’s not all- Rudy has been chatting about his career at the University of Delaware
and.. another book illustrated book has been published!
When I Get Older: The Story Behind “Wavin’ Flag” by K”NAAN and Sol Sol. You can buy
the book here.
Oh and then, there is Rolling Stone~ We love it all, Rudy!