August 16, 2017

Workshop in Israel!

So excited for my workshop coming to Tel Aviv Israel! http://bit.ly/NathanFowkes Sign up now for the early bird discount!

July 13, 2017

Basic pads for life drawing/painting

Newsprint pad for life drawing, 12x18 and 18x24.
Moleskine drawing sketchbook.
Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.
Strathmore 400 Series Toned Mixed Media Pads for gouache painting from life, 6x8 tan, 11x14 tan.
Arches watercolor blocks (I prefer the cold press surface), 10"×14" 140 lb and 14"× 20".
Strathmore 500 Series Premium Charcoal Pads, 12x18 and 18x24.
Also, Cottonwoodarts.com has some new lines of plein air painting pads/sketchbooks that I've started experimenting with and seem really good so far.



July 08, 2017

June 26, 2017

A page from my book: How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal. It's available at Amazon and many of your favorite booksellers.

June 24, 2017

Sketchbook Demo

My Schoolism.com landscape sketching class is all about capturing a moment in your sketchbook before the light changes. Here's a little demo:




June 22, 2017

Charcoal Work

My book How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal is available at Amazon.

June 21, 2017

El Dorado Scene

One of my scenes from The Road to El Dorado. It's hugely a collaboration of course but I did the color key (lighting and color design) and painted the final background scene.

June 20, 2017

SSGM '17 is Next Week!

My workshop: "10 solutions to impossible client demands". Handle ANY subject your client throws at you! https://synstudio.ca/syn-studios-gathering-of-masters/ 5 spots left!

June 17, 2017

Simple Statement

An example from my Landscape sketching class showing how complex scenes can have a very simple underlying structure.

June 10, 2017

Pirate John!

A class demo done in watercolor and gouache. I filmed the demo and will put it up at #Schoolism in a future painting class. For now don't miss our online class sale at this link.



June 05, 2017

See You soon Montreal!

goo.gl/qUUOru for tickets! I'll have a talk on powerful environment design plus a workshop on how to succeed with impossible concept art demands from clients, portfolio reviews and more!

May 25, 2017

Schoolism Sale!

Take my self study classes from anywhere in the world for $10 a month when you use the promo code BLOOM. More info here.

May 23, 2017

Legend of Puss in Boots Lighting Cleanup

I've always loved putting that final coat of polish on animated movie scenes.