bonus post

bonus post! I was looking at those hearts I drew and...


started a new moleskine. I promise these will look better as time goes on. 




My goal is to keep these posts image heavy and word light. I enjoy image heavy blogs and, really, I'm a painter not a politician so it makes sense. Having said that, I've been working through a bunch of stuff the past several months/years with my art and felt the need to expound: 

So here's a couple of experiments. Searching for "voice" and trying to find my common thread/medium/technique etc. After art school I was creating VERY different looking pieces (A google search of my name (nthnart or Nathan Brutzman) brings up a couple illos. if you're super curious.) I always felt like I was cheating my skills and not living up to my potential with that "style", so I left the illo game to work through this. Recently I've been beefing up my life drawing. Thanks in no small part to James McMullan's book and great blogs by fantastic illustrators, I'm finally feeling more comfortable with my drawing and pencil work. 

While I feel my drawing in general is on the right track I'm lost on how to finalize these concepts. I've loved mixed media and am admittedly a technique and materials junky. Searching for that magic bullet medium or combination. The one thing I'm fairly adamant about is creating as much as I can analog. No program can replace good draftsmanship and understanding of fundamentals. Period. 

Ok. Rant over. I'm going to be slogging through this and aiming to post regularly (at least every couple days.) Please feel free to use the comments. See something you like/don't? Let me know. Just wanna say hi? Why hello there! 

Thanks for looking. .nthn



ideas and technique experiments. 


sketches over the holidays '08.

Obligatory First Post

Originally I was going to program the blog into http://www.nthnart.com. Well, after saying "I'm getting to it" for a loong time I decided to go this route for now. Sketches, news etc. will be posted here and eventually integrated with my main site. Salud!