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  • Sterling Hundley, Solo Exhibition; Illustration
    UArts, Phildelphia, opens September 24th ends November 22nd.

  • You are cordially invited to attend "Divergent", a solo exhibition of the illustrative work of Sterling Hundley from the past 12+ years.

    When: September 24th, 2010- November 22nd, 2010. 
    Artist's talk: October 14, 1:30 3 p.m. in CBS Auditorium, followed by a reception in the von Hess Illustration Gallery.
    Where: the Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2333 South Broad Street, 7th floor
    What: Solo Exhibition of the illustrative work of Sterling Hundley for show and for sale.
    Information: http://www.uarts.edu/see-do/vonhess.html

    "Divergent" will feature over 30 works that have garnered numerous National and International awards from clients as varied as Rolling Stone to Virginia Living Magazine.

    Please submit purchase inquiries to: sterling@sterlinghundley.com


  •      Secretariat, 11.5" x 18", mixed (ink and acrylic on board), commissioned by Tyler Darden at Virginia Living Magazine.  
         Secretariat, the greatest race horse that ever lived. $2800.00 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  • Shipwreck, 13.5" x 15.5", mixed on board, commissioned by Tyler Darden at Virginia Living Magazine, Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner, $8500 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Big Brother Hero (George Rogers Clark), 18" x 26", mixed on board, commissioned by Tyler Darden at Virginia Living
         Magazine, $3200.00 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Curse Tree, 15" x 19", mixed on board, commissioned by Tyler Darden at Virginia Living Magazine, $3500
         (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Dave Matthews Band, 10.5" 16.5", mixed on board, commissioned by Steven Charney at Rolling Stone Magazine,
         $1850.00 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Death of a Salesman, 11" x 18.5", mixed on board, Arena Stage, Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner,     
         $4750.00, (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      God Eyes, 11.5" x 15", mixed (ink, acrylic, oil on board), Chicago University Magazine, $2250
         (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Hair, 13" x 18.5", mixed on board, Point Park University, Society of Illustrators Silver Medal Winner, $4800
         (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Hemingway and Faulkner, 14" x 18.5", mixed on board, Hemispheres Magazine, $4500.00
         (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Herbie Hancock, 19" x 17", mixed on board, commissioned by the Grammys, $2000.00
         (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Immigration, 16" x 20", ink on board, Progressive Magazine, $2300.00
         (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)




  •      Johnny Cash, 12" x 16", mixed (tape, ink and acyrlic on board), commissioned by Tyler Darden at Virginia Living
         Magazine. Three generations of Johnny Cash. NFS
  • King of Hearts, 18.5" x 12.5", mixed on board, Point Park University, $2250.00
    (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Lone Ranger, 12.5" x 15.5", mixed (ink, acrylic, oil on board), commissioned by American Cowboy Magazine. A cowboy
         chooses life on the range over a life with his family. $2600.00
         (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  • We are All Businessmen, 12.5" x 12", mixed on board, Atlantic Monthly Magazine, $1850.00
    (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Millhiser House, 11.5" x 15", ink on board, commissioned by Tyler Darden at Virginia Living Magazine. $2300.00 (email
         purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  • My Lady Richmond, 28" x 16.5", mixed on board, Brand Magzine, $3800.00
    (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Omar Rodriguez Lopez, 11" x 13.5", mixed on board, commissioned by Steven Charney at Rolling Stone
         Magazine, $1750.00 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)




  •      Shakespeare in the Park, 10.5" x 12", mixed on board, Los Angeles Times, Society of Illustrators Silver Medal Winner,
         $4500.00 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Breakfast of Undesirables, 11.5" x 12.5", mixed (watercolor, gouache, acrylic on board) commissioned by Tyler Darden
         at Virginia Living Magazine, $2400 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Marat/Sade, 11" x 18", mixed (acrylic, tar, collage on board), commissioned by Point Park University. $4200  (email
         purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Sophisticated Ladies, 12" x 20", mixed on board, Arena Stage, $3200.00 (email purchase inquiries to
         sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      William Henry Harrison, 13.5" x 19", mixed on board, commissioned by Tyler Darden at Virginia Living Magazine,
         $3500 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  • Tori Amos, 12" x 16", RAINN Calendar, mixed on panel, $1400.00
    (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)

  •      Tree Frog, 4 3/4" x 5.5", monotype and pastel on paper, Dellas Graphics, $1000
         (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Vices, 12" x 12", mixed on panel, personal, NFS
  •      Bunnyman Bridge, 13" x 15.5", mixed on board, commissioned by Tyler Darden at Virginia Living Magazine,
         $2250.00 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Cortes, 24" x 24", oil on panel, Virginia Living Magazine, $3200 (email purchase inquiries to
         sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  •      Perpetual Motion (Bojangles), 16" x 22", mixed on board, Virginia Living Magazine, $3600.00
         (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  • Theseus and the Minotaur, 14" x 16", mixed on board, Deloitte Review, $2250.00 (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)
  • Blackbeard, 24" x 24", oil on panel, Virginia Living Magazine, $3200
    (email purchase inquiries to sterling@sterlinghundley.com)

    Nearly thee hundred years have clouded the line between Blackbeard the legend, and the man behind the beard, Edward Teach. Neither mention of Kraken, nor Siren invoked greater terror off of the coastal waters of the mid-Atlantic in the early 1700s, than the name Blackbeard the Pirate.

     

    As customary to Legend, it would take the hand of one pure of heart to severe the Legend from the man, and to slay the beast. Lieutenant Robert Maynard was commissioned by Governor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia to capture and kill the raider. This charge led Maynard and his two sloops, the Ranger and the Jane, to the waters of North Carolinas Inner Banks. 

    Blackbeard quickly dispatched the Jane with a devastating broadside attack and Maynards outgunned Rangersquared off against Blackbeards Adventure. Taking Maynards crew for dead after a violent volley of cannon and musket, Blackbeard and his men boarded the suitors ship. Once boarded, Maynards stowed crew clamored from beneath the deck and overwhelmed the pirates. 


    The hero and the villain would meet face to face in a duel to the death. With his sword broken to the hilt from an errant blow, Maynard pulled his pistol and fired into Blackbeard.  Wounded, but undeterred, Blackbeard readied to deliver the death blow. Maynards first mate intervened and slashed the wounded pirate. This would prove to be his fatal blow. Riddled with five shots, and over twenty slashes from blades, Thatchs head was severed from Blackbeards body. The grisly trophy was hung from the bowsprit of the Ranger as a warning that even Legends arent safe from the blade of the just.
    --
    Having researched and written this story for Virginia Living Magazine, I felt compelled to create an illustration that matched the tone and times of the legend. Oil paints seemed the logical choice of medium.

    I have attached the alternative sketches for the project below.


  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9QNFTpEaVQ
  • The full version of the process video can be found at the links below:

    Sterling Hundley: Looks Fast: Speed in Illustration

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    trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9QNFTpEaVQ
    websitehttp://www.sterlinghundley.com

    Description:
    This video, recorded in a classroom setting at the first ever TAD workshop in Kansas City, MO, features award-winning illustrator Sterling Hundley as he takes students through his process of painting a horse and jockey. The real subject matter of this video, however, is concept. 

    For Sterling, an illustration is built on the foundation of a strong idea, and this is what guides the artist throughout the creation of a painting. In this case, the concept is "speed", and the video begins with a discussion of different means to convey that message. This is followed by the actual execution, and the materials are kept to a minimum (white acrylic, ink, two watercolors) to help keep the focus on idea instead of technique.

    Throughout the video students and faculty ask questions about a number of topics ranging from photography to art directors, and Sterling's responses are always articulate and full of clarity. This 1.5 hour demo ends with a nearly finished painting, and the viewer will walk away with a much stronger understanding of the underpinnings of a compelling illustration.