Artist Thomas Blackshear II is a legendary artist and illustrator. Blackshear has received many awards, including the Society of Illustrators's coveted Gold Metal. His work appeared in the Society of Illustrators Annuals and Outstanding American Illustrators Today, Volume Two. He has been featured on the Ebony/Jet Showcase, The 700 Club, and in The Saturday Evening Post. An exhibit of nineteen of his original works for the U.S. Postal Service Black Heritage stamp series premiered in 1992 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and subsequently toured the United States. His clients have included Disney Pictures, Coca-Cola, Embassy Pictures, International Wildlife, Jim Henson Studios, Lee Jeans, George Lucas Studios, Milton Bradley, National Geographic, Seven-Up, and Universal Studios.
"These videos are so clear and well done, documenting the various tips and techniques . . .
Thomas Blackshear is an artist's artist, a master at drawing, painting, sculpting and he's also an amazing designer and creator. . . I can't recommend these videos enough for anyone wishing to increase their skills as a painter. I wish I had these videos when I was at art school!!!"
-KIRK THATCHER, Director-Muppets Wizard of Oz, Writer-Muppets Treasure Island