Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sketchbook Early August

Some excerpts from my sketchbook over the last three weeks, including a few pages from our sketching expedition down to Demolition Coffee down in Petersburg.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Show progress


Solo Exhibition of artist
Sterling Clinton Hundley

{reception} Friday, September 3rd, 2010 7-10pm

[open] September 3rd- 25th, 2010
Ghostprint Gallery
220 W.Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
[804] 344.1557

New Student

We had a new student come by today. Up above Josh is giving him his first lesson in aerial perspective.

indian style

Here are some recent sketchbook experiments with Native American portraits.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Figure Drawing Night 08.19.10

Doug Chayka swung through town and joined us for figure drawing on Thursday night. It's always great to see him, and even better to watch him draw!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

STERLING HUNDLEY: download now available on

Now available for purchase and download:

Sterling Hundley: Looks Fast: Speed in Illustration

This video, recorded in a classroom setting at the first ever TAD workshop in Kansas City, MO, features
award-winning illustrator Sterling Hundley as he takes students through his process of painting a horse and jockey.
The real subject matter of this video, however, is concept.

For Sterling, an illustration is built on the foundation of a strong idea, and this is what guides the artist throughout the creation of a painting. In this case, the concept is "speed", and the video begins with a discussion of different means to convey that message. This is followed by the actual execution, and the materials are kept to a minimum (white acrylic, ink, two watercolors) to help keep the focus on idea instead of technique.

Throughout the video students and faculty ask questions about a number of topics ranging from photography to art directors, and Sterling's responses are always articulate and full of clarity. This 1.5 hour demo ends with a nearly finished painting, and the viewer will walk away with a much stronger understanding of the underpinnings of a compelling illustration.

ian curtis

This is an experimental portrait from this past week of the epileptic singer from Joy Division. (pastel and oil, 15' x 20')


On Tuesday the TAD RVA crew took a little field trip to Demolition Coffee in Petersburg. Here are a couple of my drawings.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Figure Drawing Night 08.12.10

The Forever War

Book cover for Joe Haldeman's "The Forever War."

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Secret Sketchbook

I keep one large sketchbook at my desk that is reserved purely for playing around with materials and media. I don't allow myself to feel any pressure while working in this sketchbook - I just have fun playing with paint. It is a great way to get away from an illustration or painting I'm working on and agonizing over and to remind myself why I do this - because it is fun!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two Solo Exhibitions in September!


Solo Exhibition of artist
Sterling Clinton Hundley

{reception} Friday, September 3rd, 2010 7-10pm

[open] September 3rd- 25th, 2010
Ghostprint Gallery
220 W.Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
[804] 344.1557


a solo exhibition of illustrations by
Sterling Hundley

[opens] September 24th, 2010
{closes} November 22nd, 2010
artist reception October 14th, 3-4pm

University of the Arts
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery
2333 South Broad Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
[215] 717-6240
purchase inquiries:

For a larger email invitation, or pricing inquiries, email


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Leslie Herman

Hello, here are a couple portraits that I have done since TAD started.  Much, much more to come soon.

Jeff Tweedy from the band Wilco.

Edgar Degas

Small Group Critique with Sterling Hundley

This morning we had one of our weekly critiques with Sterling - one of the invaluable aspects of working out of the studio here. Up above are Leslie Herman, Ted Kinsella, and Jenna Chew going over one of Ted's pieces in progress with Sterling.

Figure Drawing Night 08.10.10

Here are a few of the drawings from last night's figure session. This thursday we will have an open figure drawing session here at TAD RVA from 7 - 9 pm - everyone is invited to come down and draw with us! The cost is $5 per person.

4829 Old Main Street ROCKETTS LANDING
Richmond, VA

Monday, August 9, 2010

Three Heads

Some head experiments from last week's work here at TAD RVA.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sketchbook 7.12.10 - 8.01.10

Excerpts from my sketchbook for the first three weeks of TAD.