This week’s podcast is an interview with LA illustrator and teacher Rama Hughes.
Rama’s work is clear and confident and his ability to capture likeness is unnerving. A long time sketchbooks keeper, he has a lot of interesting things to say about incorporating art into your every day life — he and his wife Christine seem to be endlessly creative and just sit around with their friends making things while the rest of us are at McDonald’s or watching the American Idol semifinals. I urge you to listen to this interview carefully and be inspired.
I also urge you to join Rama’s Portrait Party. My family has been drawing each other for the party (I’ll post some pictures soon).
I am very happy that Rama will be represented in my upcoming book, An Illustrated Life: drawing inspiration from the private sketchbooks of artists, illustrators and designers due out in October from HOW books ( though you can pre-order it today).
The whole episode is 47 minutes long; it’s perfect to listen to as you draw in your own journal.
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Oh, and here are some pictures from the Gregory family Portrait party: (I drew Patti who drew Jack who drew me….etc.) and Roz just joined the party too. Check it out!