Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Congratulations to David N. Kitler!

I get to meet some really fantastic people at work and it's always really cool to see them win the awards and accolades they so deserve. I'm really happy to be able to send off warm congratulations to wildlife artist David N. Kitler who was awarded first place in Artist's Magazine's The Year's Best Art (December 2007) for his "Harpy Eagle Montage." His piece is a combination of graphite and acrylic on a toned board.

David camped out for three weeks under a harpy nest in the Panama jungle observing and drawing their every move. He has since been a guest lecturer at the Cornell School of Ornithology as a harpy 'expert'.

When David was with us at Creative Catalyst Productions, he taught two workshops: basic drawing and also acrylic. The drawing workshop, "Draw with Confidence: from Basic to Brilliant" is available and the acrylic will be released next year.

I edited "Drawing with Confidence" and it is amazing to watch David work. He knows his subject matter so well and he takes the time and has the patience to render such life like animals that you have to remind yourself that animals don't actually come in graphite color.

Congratulations David!

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