Chris Breining was born in 1961 and has been drawing and painting on and off his entire life. He is a self taught artist and uses 3 mediums: pen and ink, graphite,and watercolor.
Chris uses Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Vellum paper for his work. He also uses both Staedtler and Uchidia disposable pigment liners as they are reliable to draw with and don't clog. He begins a pen and ink drawing with a preliminary outline on tracing paper using a 2H drawing pencil. Chris feels tracing paper provides a surface more suitable for erasure than conventional paper. He then makes a photocopy of the outline at the darkest setting, giving the outline maximum visibility and transfers it using a light box and 5H pencil to the Bristol paper where he ultimately creates the final drawing. He uses both an 8x loop and a rectangular magnifying glass for detail. The drawing from start to finish is a lengthy process, often taking 40 or more hours to finish.
See more from Chris on his website: www.christopherbreining.com
Georgina Kreutzer has been honing her expertise in fine art since childhood. Her artwork is typically recognisable by ethereal textures and a soft palette, juxtaposed with instances of metallics, high detailed still-lifes, and bold photo shoot style portraits.
Although Georgina identifies as predominantly autodidactic, she attended the National Art School in Sydney for a selective, intensive programme in 2009. Late in her undergraduate degree she began posting work to an Instagram profile, which gradually gained interest, and amassed a following of other enthused, creative individuals.
Her work has been exhibited in Sydney, Byron Bay, and the Gold Coast, and many originals hang in homes in Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, Mexico, and the UAE.
She currently lives in Sydney, and between studying the Master of Architecture at USyd spends much of her time completing custom artwork commissions and exploring the city.
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Georgina is also one of our 2017 Online Workshop Instructors! Check out her class on Ethereal Mixed Media on Toned Paper!
After the first portrait I drew in my high school art class, I became captivated with the challenge of photorealistic drawing and the meticulous attention to detail that it required. The labor-intensive commitment to photorealism caused me to feel driven to continue improving my technique. In college I spent a majority of my free time drawing portraits with colored pencil. Being in the age of growing social media platforms, I decided to share my lengthy process online through time-lapse videos. I began drawing and filming portraits of people that a broad audience would be familiar with, including celebrities, athletes, and public figures. To my surprise, my work began to attract a large audience, with videos surpassing 1 million views. Along with my studies as an art student, I continued doing this throughout my college career. This generated a large global audience for my work, with over 1 million subscribers.
I received my B.A. in Studio Art at Emmanuel College, in the vibrant city of Boston, Massachusetts.
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Paul was born in 1965 and lives in Nottinghamshire, England. In 2007 he renewed his interest in art, and after a period of two years decided to pursue art education by enrolling in a Fine Art degree course at Nottingham University.
He continues to work on the degree course, and while taking a break from it, he has set up a small drawing workshop. This has driven him in the direction of developing a traditional method of cast and still life work that incorporates modern concepts. Paul is very interested in modern American artists who show a resurgence into Realism. He attributes this to the fact that he did not take technique based drawing courses or workshops in the UK.
Although he is inspired by the “traditional great masters,” he is just as much inspired by modern American artists and says “their so-called outdated classical approach is still very much alive and thriving.” This has given him the confidence to develop in the direction of a traditional style with modern conceptual thinking for his work and his drawing workshops.
Find out more about Paul here.
Kristina Carroll received her BFA from the School of the Visual Arts in New York City and now works out of Boston as an illustrator and fine artist. She has shown in Museums and galleries across the US and worked for clients such as Wizards of the Coast, Alderac Entertainment and Fantasy Flight Games. She was awarded a Bronze Medal from Illustration West, was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon and has also been included in the Leurzer’s Archive of 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. Kristina has taught a variety of courses at colleges around New England and currently teaches in the illustration department at Montserrat college of art.
Her work can be seen at www.kristinacarrollart.com