Count Me In! Artist of the Day is... David O. Miller


Instructor: 
No Instructor
SKU: 202-AOD41
Price: $200.00

Be the First to Bid $200 and Win an Original Pencil Drawing of Yoda by David O. Miller!
Details: “Yoda” - 2020 - David O. Miller - Original Black and White Prismacolor pencils on grey matboard - 10” x 13” - Unframed

About the Artist

“I was raised in a small town in Kentucky and found that the best way to stave off the boredom of real life was to escape into books. Not only did this turn me into a life-long reader, I discovered that fiction, especially speculative fiction opened up new worlds and amazing new possibilities of creativity in me. The great books and films of science fiction and fantasy inspired a passion in me that still burns bright to this day and has shaped both my career and my philosophy of life.”

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design / Illustration David first found work at a CBS affiliate television station and then a major mid-Western advertising agency in Louisville, KY. Later he became the Art Director for U.S. Space Camp / U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

"I was a child during the race to the moon and because of that my heroes were all astronauts. Working at Space Camp and meeting some of my heroes was a dream come true for me.”

Early in his career David was introduced to Dungeons & Dragons and other role playing games (RPGs). Pursuing freelance illustration assignments, David soon found work with a variety of RPG game companies. His early Dungeons & Dragons work includes illustrations for Revised 2nd Edition AD&D “Player's Handbook” and “Dungeon Master Guide” (1995), “Player's Option: Spells & Magic” (1996), “The Astromundi Cluster” (1993), and “Glantri: Kingdom of Magic” (1994), just to name a few. During this time David also created both cover and interior art for numerous issues of “Dragon” magazine and “Dungeon Adventures” magazine.

Relocating to Long Island in 1992, David slowly started incorporating digital media into the creation of his art and while often working in traditional media, he now almost exclusively paints digitally utilizing Adobe Photoshop.

David is a frequent guest at Science Fiction, Fantasy and Gaming conventions. In 2010 David was honored as the Artist Guest of Honor at I-CON 29, the Northeast's largest Science Fiction convention. As an admitted "geek" he still has a love of old science fiction and horror books and films, as well as games based on those genres.

David started teaching comprehensive computer graphics and digital art classes at the Art League in 2004.

“I strongly believe that effective teaching involves not only being passionate about a particular subject and style of art, but also being able to convey your passion to students to encourage them to explore what they love and who they are as an artist. Speculative art really knows no bounds, which I believe leads to a richer exploration of creative thought and artistic expression.”

You can see some of David's work and find out more information about him by visiting his web site at www.davidomiller.com

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Year: 
2020
Term: 
Summer
Date(s): 
September 9, 2020
Days: 
Wednesday
Start Time: 
10:00 AM
End Time: 
11:59 PM
Existing Class
Length: 
14 hours
Number of Sessions: 
1
Max Class Size: 
1
Level: 
All
Status: 
Active