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Dynamic Illustration with Greg Manchess
Greg Manchess works in a style that has roots going back to the 19th century greats such as N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle. Continuing that tradition into the 21st century, Greg will teach students the thinking and techniques involved in creating great classic storytelling art. Students will learn the bedrock principles of narrative picture mechanics that underly even the most contemporary looking styles of illustration today.The class will dive deeply into topics such as how to select a key dramatic moment, how to compose an image around that moment, and how to make impossible-to-see things into captivating visions. Towards the end of the semester Greg will introduce the class to an industry professional who will review student work. After taking this class students may have a free profile on the Smarter Art Market.
About Greg Manchess
During Greg's forty year long illustration career his artwork has graced movies, book covers, magazines, advertising campaigns, and the walls of galleries and museums. His illustration clients include: National Geographic, Time, Atlantic Monthly, the Smithsonian, and the U.S. Postal service. He exhibits regularly at the Society of Illustrators and has earned their highest honor, the Hamilton King Award. He also has regular solo shows at Galerie Daniel Maghen in Paris. Greg’s paintings featured prominently in the Cohen Brother’s 2018 movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. In 2017 Greg's book Above the Timberline was published by Simon & Schuster. For this work Greg created 124 oil paintings, thirty of which were then organized into a solo exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum.Greg’s work is included in Walter Reed’s definitive history of illustration The Illustrator in America 1860-2000.