Monday, October 5, 2015

Artist Spotlight - Jon Foster

So I thought it was time for another artist spotlight, and this time I chose someone who's making a splash now.

Jon Foster.

It's surprisingly hard to find personal information on a guy whose still kicking (just kidding, it's not surprising at all, and I'm sure I could've found more if I actually dug around).  So here's just some basics:

He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989 with a BFA.

He still lives in Rhode Island.

He is mainly an oil painter and he does a lot of different commission work:  book covers, comics, concept art, ect.

He has won multiple awards and is very awesome and famous.

Why do I look up to his art?  Well, I mean, just look at it!  Even if you aren't a fantastical or sensationalist artist you are still looking at his craft in awe (I know you are, so don't deny it).

I might hate oils with a fiery passion, but I sure appreciate them like nobody's business.  I love his style and color palette (which is really just an aspect of his style).  His figures are so perfect anatomically and they don't feel fake (well, they're a bit stylized, not exactly Donato level).  His compositions are amazing, perfectly planned out and always adding a little something more to the paintings.

Alphonse Mucha is more of a fine art influence on me and Jon Foster is my illustration dream.

"We were kids without fathers . . . so we found our fathers on wax and on the streets and in history.  We got to pick and choose the ancestors who would inspire the world we were going to make for ourselves." (Austin Kleon quoting Jay-Z)

Check out Jon's website here:


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1 comment:

  1. I love Jon's stuff. He's got some cool tutorials on using selective color in Photoshop to start off a black and white composition.