• New Class-ART 247 F Sketching for Animators and Illustrators-Traditional Media Techniques

    Super excited for my new class “ART 247 F Sketching for Animators and Illustrators-Traditional Media Techniques” in the fall. This is NOT the same as my Saturday class ART 157 F Sketching for Animators and Illustrators. The new one is mostly wet media illustration techniques. This will improve your digital work as I'll cover things like brushwork, design, atmospherics etc. I'm also working with Dick Blick materials to keep the materials cost very low. or two describing this item.

  • New Article

    SdVoyager did an article on me recently. Here’s a link, http://sdvoyager.com/interview/meet-mike-sheehan/

  • New Tutorial is Up!

    This is About Seeing, Blocking and Editing Simple Shapes.

  • Welcome to My Site...

    My name is Mike Sheehan. I will be posting all my educational info here along with sketchbooks, design and illustration work.

    I'll link art tutorials and events.

    You can read a brief bio below. The website name comes from my obsession with drawing and painting my experiences and how I feel that this can be valuable to students whether you're a painter, digital artist or illustrator.

    It's all about fundamentals, no matter what kind of work you want to do.

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  • About

    A quick run down

    Mike Sheehan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He has had a career designing and illustrating for the theme park, toy, and consumer products industries. In 2003 he was artist in residence at Fullerton College in California. One of his pieces was added to their permanent collection.

    Throughout his career he has been a studio and plein air oil painter. He's currently working on a new series of paintings and drawings.

    Recently, his sketches of various subject matters around Los Angeles have been featured on KPCC’s Off-Ramp with John Rabe.

    His home and studio is in Lake Arrowhead, California.

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