Kenneth T. Ashmore

Iowa cartoonist Rick Lem, founder of Toons, reflects on his career

Rick Lem was just a kid attending school in Ankeny when he discovered he could entertain his friends by drawing cartoons. It was the unofficial start of his illustrious career as a designer. “Laughter is one of the greatest things,”…

Istituto Marangoni and Fida to Host Miami Swim Fashion Illustration Show

Fida, the Fashion Illustration and Drawing Awards, is launching its first summer fashion arts exhibition to be hosted by the Istituto Marangoni Miami during the upcoming Miami Swimming Week. The school’s Billboard Building, designed by Shulman + Associates, in the…

Istituto Marangoni and Fida to Host Miami Swim Fashion Illustration Show

Fida, the Fashion Illustration and Drawing Awards, is launching its first summer fashion arts exhibition to be hosted by the Istituto Marangoni Miami during the upcoming Miami Swimming Week. The school’s Billboard Building, designed by Shulman + Associates, in the…

Cedar Rapids airbrush artist has more ideas than he can ever use

CEDAR RAPIDS – Years ago – in his teenage years – Scott Takes remembers being alone one night painting his artistic vision on a wall. A nervous shudder washed over him when he noticed a couple walking behind him –…

Fida announces the winners of the 2021 Fashion Illustration Awards

Fida, the global online awards for promoting illustration and fashion design, announced its 2021 winners this weekend, selected from nearly 1,000 entries from 101 countries. A preselection of 100 artists was communicated in mid-March, a quarter of whom became finalists….

Former art director James Spina recalls the heyday of fashion illustration – WWD

During his 11 years as artistic director, James Spina has said that he “basically clings to life” because he is “surrounded by this incredible flock of incredible illustrators”. From her perspective, the heyday of fashion illustration at WWD began in…

Kischi Ogawa offers a close up of fashion illustration at WWD – WWD

After spending 31 years as a fashion illustrator for WWD, Kichisaburo Ogawa still puts his skills to use as an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School of Design. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology,…

Behind the Scenes of WWD’s Fashion Illustration Department – WWD

Fashion illustration is a combination of literal representation and interpretive commentary, recorded in the moment. The art of fashion illustrators featured in Women’s Wear Daily throughout the 20th century is proof of this. The work of these artists showcased the…

Brian Bartlebaugh (retired) | CLAW

Metamorphose Who is? Brian L. Bartlebaugh Jr. “38-year-old artist, amateur architect, apprentice carpenter, maker and master of non-linear thinking for life”. Influenced by hotrod comic magazine Cartoons George Trosley and Big Daddy Ed Roth, The Pizz Jeral Tidwell Newt and…

Self-taught Kitchener airbrush artist creates hyperrealistic portraits

KITCHENER – Inspiration struck Michael R. Brown almost a decade ago during a particularly stressful time in his life. The Kitchener man, 57, said the responsibilities and demands of his job as director of technical services for a large engineering…