Richard Schmidt - Fine Artist

Richard Schmidt

Framingham, MA - United States








Richard Schmidt

Framingham, MA - United States

Richard Schmidt - Fine Artist

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November 5th, 2010







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About Richard Schmidt

Born in 1967 in NJ, I've been drawing as long as I can remember, inspired to create images from life and an overactive imagination. I have an identical twin brother, also an artist. When I was 5 years old, we moved from NJ to Upstate NY - spent the next ten years moving around New York State, and I enjoyed exploring the natural world, reading about animals in the library, copying the pictures. Artistic influences were my first Marvel comic-book, the pulp novels of Robert E. Howard, and Frank Frazetta.

After high school I joined the U.S. Army, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division, my brothers to this day and AIRBORNE! ALL THE WAY!

A few years later I graduated from the Illustration School, Academy of Art College in San Francisco, Class of '96 - studied the classic American illustrators from the Howard Pyle school, painted landscapes on location in oil, expanded my awareness of the graphic novel form.

The internet revolution occurred within a year or two of my degree and made big changes in the professional business practices of the illustrator. I drew animation storyboards and learned to paint murals in oil.

About my art- 100% created by my own hand with traditional materials: I usually start with pencil, then ink, or paint, opaque white, etc., whatever gets the job done. After production, the images are scanned and, if necessary, adjusted with Adobe tools.

Thank you all for your interest and patronage.

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