Mon, 28 March 2011
Back in the days of the public access show, artist David Chelsea appeared on a number of episodes after flattering Andrea and Keith with two dinstictly different styles of caricature. He's back twenty years later to talk with Andrea about his latest works, animation, and the difference between New York and Portland. Make sure you take a moment to comment on the episode by visiting the forum, contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling us toll free 888-866-9010.
photo by Basil Childers
David Chelsea was born in Portland Oregon in 1959. Educated at the School Of Visual Arts, Parsons Institute and The New York Academy of Art, David has been a commercial artist for over thirty years. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Press, Seattle Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Reader's Digest, Boston Phoenix and Portland Monthly. His celebrity caricatures have decorated the Eight Day Week page in The New York Observer since 1995, and he illustrated the Modern Love column for the New York Times Style section from 2004 to 2008.
A published cartoonist since the age of twelve, David has drawn comics for numerous publications and is the author of the graphic novels David Chelsea In Love, Welcome To The Zone and the how-to book Perspective! For Comic Book Artists, which has become the classic work in its field. Both David Chelsea In Love and Perspective!have recently been translated into French. In recent years David has taken up the challenge devised by Scott McCloud, to draw an entire 24 page comic within 24 hours, a record ten times, and two of these stories have been printed in Top Shelf's collection 24x2. As a natural outgrowth of his comics work, David has been in demand as a storyboard artist, working for advertising clients such as Tyee, Wieden+Kennedy and Hawthorne Direct, and for Whitewater Films on the feature Nearing Grace.
David's work on Perspective! stems from a lifelong interest. He has lectured on the subject at numerous institutions including The University Of Oregon, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Seattles's Gage Academy Of Art. Years ago, David devised his own six point perspective method for painting on spherical objects such as globes and bowling balls, and his spherical paintings are in many private collections. His methods are explicated in the recently released Curvilinear Perspective!, a follow-up to the first book.
David now lives in Portland's historic Irvington's district with his wife Eve, son Benjamin and daughter Rebecca. Follow his progress by visiting his website.
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