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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CATWOMAN 9 X 12 PINUP, in Anthony Hochrein's PIN UP ART Comic Art Gallery Room

CATWOMAN 9 X 12 PINUP, in Anthony Hochrein's PIN UP ART Comic Art Gallery Room

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A WORD ABOUT TRACING FROM NEAL ADAMS

You may hear from your art student friends, "A REAL ARTIST DOESN'T TRACE!" I heard it as an art student, so have you, so have thousands upon thousands of other artists during their lifetimes. There are many artists who aspire to so much more whose work does not grow because they never learn to use the technology that we've been blessed with to help them grow, which is unfortunate. 
Stop listening to art STUDENTS and listen to artists who are MAKING A LIVING FROM THEIR ART. Many art students will not get very far in their pursuit of a dream simply because they have allowed themselves to become trapped in limited thinking. Imagine what Star Wars or Terminator would have been had Disney, Lucas or Cameron not used developing technology to bring their visions to life. Enjoy the technology that you have available to you. Use it and GROW. In this video, Neal Adams talks about how using the camera gave an edge to great commercial artists like Rockwell, Struzan and Peak. Salty language ahead! Enjoy the video. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

NEW YORK CENTRAL ART SUPPLY IN DANGER OF CLOSING

Another landmark art store in New York is now in danger of closing its doors due to sales slumps in the digital age. New York Central Art Supply, a 110 year old store still owned and operated by the same family that opened it, will follow in the steps of Pearl Paint, once the biggest art supply store in New York, which shuttered it's doors in April of 2014.

For those of you living in New York and for those of you visiting the city, take a visit to New York Art Supply, conveniently located at 62 Third Avenue!  You may also download their art supply catalog and place an order! http://www.nycentralart.com/
You can read more details about the situation that the store is in this OBSERVER article: http://observer.com/2015/06/nycs-110-year-old-art-store-in-danger-of-closing/http://observer.com/2015/06/nycs-110-year-old-art-store-in-danger-of-closing/

There is a little article here at The New York Times from 2010 that speaks a bit more about their history: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/nyregion/17joint.html?_r=0

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

COPIC MARKER APPS FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE!

I came across this today and thought I'd share with all of you. JUST ANOTHER REASON TO GET EXCITED ABOUT COPIC MARKERS! Here's an exciting way to get your Copic collection organized and up to date! Enjoy!

Here is the Copic app for Iphone:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/copic-collection-na/id895027875?mt=8
And here is the Copic app for Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.too.copiccollection.ea
And HERE is the handy Copic COLOR CHART! Just download to your desktop and have fun looking at all of the pretty colors!


Come and take a look at my endless (it sure seems like it now!) gallery of official and personal sketch cards! www.ahochrein2010.deviantart.com


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

COPIC MARKERS AND WHY I LOVE THEM


Many people ask me what I use when I create my sketch cards and are often surprised to hear me answer that I use Copic markers and that my cards haven't been completely painted.

I am a mixed media artist. That seems to be a requirement for an artist on a deadline. The artist on a deadline requires quick drying media if they are going to meet a deadline looming a few short weeks or days down the road. 

I adapted Copic markers after seeing how many other sketch card artists were using them to reproduce watercolor and airbrush style blends. I was completely sold by the refillable ink and replaceable nibs. I couldn't see myself saturating the surface of a piece of art to perform a blend and expect to have that marker for very much longer. 

A local art dealer in Jackson Heights, Queens, showed me how you could touch Copic marker tips together and perform all sorts of wonderful tricks and BAM! I had to own them! It's now 2014 and I still have many of the same marker bodies that I started out with so long ago.

The question of price always comes up and my answer is that the refills always pay for the initial marker. You'll have that same marker in your possession long after you've gone through many refill bottles and nibs. 

I love them. I love the smell, the blends, the color selection and most of all, I love making my customers happy. 

And there you go. One day, I'll post a blog demonstrating my magic tricks. In the meantime, go check out my Deviantart gallery- pour yourself some coffee first, though. I promise you'll be there for a while! www.ahochrein2010.deviantart.com

Cheers! 

-Anthony

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2014!

Let me take this time to thank all of you for a FANTASTIC year!! Without the support of my family, friends and fans, I wouldn't be where I am today! I want to give you a heads up while I explore entire new avenues in my work, as I plan pinups, sketch cards, fully realized paintings and AT LEAST ONE FULLY REALIZED GRAPHIC NOVEL!
LET'S TAKE THIS YEAR BY STORM, EVERYONE! TWENTY FOURTEEN! WE'RE COMING FOR YOU! 

Come and check out my DEVIANTART GALLERY! http://ahochrein2010.deviantart.com/

Check out my ebay auctions, ebay store id: Captivetiger http://stores.ebay.com/captivetiger

Also, don't forget to check out my FACEBOOK ART PAGE, The Art of Anthony Hochrein https://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfAnthonyHochrein 

Follow me on TWITTER- https://twitter.com/Flairbrusher

Come on over to my COMICARTCOMISSIONS.COM page!  http://comicartcommissions.com/Hochrein.html