Friday, June 26, 2009

What is (R.I.P. M.J.)

Quick 30 minute sketch . . . Rest in Peace Michael!

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Book, SEILER 2008-2009 $25.00 + Shipping.
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Imagine if you had a professional to help you and look over your work! Schoolism classes not only teach you the secrets from known professionals, but you will see them draw over the top of your drawings and hear them talk about how to take your art to a whole another level! Online Art Classes open for

The Art of Caricature with Jason Seiler - starts July 24, 2009 By the end of this course, master caricaturist, Jason Seiler, will have you looking at people in a whole new way! For illustrators seeking to add
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Building a Powerful Comic Book Portfolio
with Alvin Lee
- starts July 31, 2009 Go through an intensive workshop with professional comic book artist Alvin Lee to create a powerful comic book portfolio. Watch and listen as Alvin draws on top of your work, explaining to you the 'DOs' and 'DON'Ts' of what makes a great comic book portfolio!

Character Design by Silver - starts
September 7, 2009 Over nine lessons, Stephen will introduce you to the art of drawing, character design and the business of art. Your role will be to create major
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Portfolio workshop with Cheeks -
starts November 15, 2009 Sean Galloway aka Cheeks will be taking you through 9 lessons of intensive workshop to teach you the do's and dont's of what makes a great design portfolio for film, television, animation, or illustration.

Digital Painting Techniques with Bobby Chiu - starts November 1, 2009 Learn Bobby's personal techniques of how to digital paint. Watch the lessons, do the assignments and see Bobby paint on top of your paintings
showing you how to improve your art!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pre-Orders are ready for my New Book and DVD!

I have created a store where you can buy my first book as well as my new book and DVD. Click on Seiler Depot to visit the store, or click on the Seiler Depot strip featured on the right side of my blog. Click on any book cover and it will direct you to the Seiler Depot store.

I will be out of my studio and away from any internet connection for a week. I'm leaving this Sunday the 28th and will be coming back on the 6th or 7th of July. My DVD and New Book will be available in July 2009, but at this time I do not have an "official" date of when I will "actually" have them. When I get them, I will immediately announce their arrival here on my blog.

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Book, SEILER 2008-2009 $25.00 + Shipping.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Richard Butler Painting + Schoolism

Here's my final painting for Richard Butler, a past student of mine from Schoolism. I was inspired by Rembrandt while painting this, not sure why, but that was the direction I decided to take it.

I want to let everyone know that my next class on Caricature illustration is filling up and will close soon. The course starts on July 24, I only accept 15 students a semester. Visit for more info. Also, I am currently working on a NEW course that I will begin teaching in the Fall. Painting with Jason Seiler, also through registration for that course will start sometime in August.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Alice in Wonderland!

Here's an illustration that has been released about Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Imaginism Studios had the privilege of designing many of the characters for the movie.
This image of Tweedledee and Tweedledum was designed by my pal Bobby Chiu and painted by me. Bobby did a lot of amazing work for the film!!! I helped paint a lot more characters and did some creating and design as well, but mostly I was given great designs by Bobby and my part was to paint them realistically, give them life so to speak. It was a lot of fun and I hope to have the chance to do that sort of work again. Again the above painting was not painted by us (we didn't do environments... just the characters). When I have and if I have permission one day to share the drawings and paintings I did, I'll be sure to share some of them here. Looks like it will be a fun film!

Preview of DVD cover!

Well, the DVD and the book have been shipped off . . . now we wait!

This is the DVD layout, front and back! A big thanks to my friend Jan for doing the sketch of me for the back of the DVD! There's more to announce about the DVD as far as special features and what not, I'll be announcing soon how to order the book and DVD, so stay tuned.

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Book Preview

The DVD is finished and it looks really good! Thank you much to Nathan and everyone who helped to make the DVD extra special! And thank you all who sent in your questions and comments. Most of all the questions asked were already things I was working on for the DVD. The DVD covers quite a bit, plus has some really nice bonus features, thanks to Nathan!

This is a mock up of my new book sent to me today by Brandstudios! Looks pretty cool! I'll have more to share soon on the book and DVD. Both have been sent off to be manufactured . . . I'm hoping to set up pre-order's sometime next week. As always thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nathan Editing DVD.

Wow, it's been a TON of work, and still more to go. Nathan and I are nearly finished with the DVD . . . we're currently adding the music and making small vocal adjustments. We also finished the DVD menus today.

These are a couple quick sketches I did of Nathan while editing.

Butler Eye . . . work in progress.

It's so important to get the eyes right. I spend a lot of time on eyes, once they're right, the painting will move along quite fast.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Richard Block in . . .

Monday, June 15, 2009

Richard Butler Sketch

My Book is finished and will be availabe very soon! Hopefully I'll be able to post the cover soon and start pre-orders? We're also wrapping up the DVD this week!

This is a quick sketch I did this morning of a past student of mine, Richard Butler. Richard is a very talented bloke from the U.K. He's commissioned me to do a small painting . . . so stay tuned for the final.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CG Arena Step by Step

I recently did a step by step for CG Arena's digital art magazine. I received my copy of the magazine the other day and was surprised to see that they used my painting as the cover! My friend Nathan didn't know he'd be a "Cover Guy"?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Self Portrait!

I did this late Tuesday night . . . oh wait, I guess early Wednesday morning . . . I had a bit of fun, maybe it was because I was rock N' out to The Who? Who knows?

Monday, June 08, 2009

Sorry . . . just a Tease!

Sorry for the major lack in posts! Today I finished all the art for my new book! I did some brand new work that you won't be able to see unless you get the book. I'll be finishing up the book this week and the DVD sometime next week. I'll post here as soon as I have all the info on the book and DVD, as well as how you can order them.

Hopefully I'll be back in the "usual" swing of things and will be posting new sketches and paintings soon! Thanks for stickn' around!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Recording Vocals

Last night we recorded vocals for my DVD on sketching. A few more days of editing and it's off to the press! I'm also finishing up new art for a brand new book with Brand Studios, working around the clock on two huge projects! Will be posting some new sketches and paintings soon!
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