My lifelong desire to work in the Arts has generated a strong creative force. My first drawings were of favorite cartoon characters and comic book hero's. Charles M. Schulz, Walt Disney, Chuck Jones, Johnny Hart, Russell Myers and Stan Lee were all ideal hero's in my world. Mort Drucker and Jack Davis, of Mad Magazine, inspired a more caricatured drawing.
After attending the American Academy of Art, in Chicago, I worked for a variety of different art related businesses and six years later, I made the change to freelance artist and illustrator. A few jobs started a part-time business and I pursued other art related work. Within a short period of time and persistent marketing, a client base developed and full-time work evolved.
Over thirty years of advertising illustrations, airbrush, book illustrations, cartooning, conceptual renderings, digital art, instructional drawings, line art for product ad slicks, licensed character product concepts and watercolor paintings has built a strong foundation of experience furthered by a start to finish confidence and a diligence toward deadlines.
CopperZap - Tucson, AZ
Publications that include illustrations by Bryan Duddles:
"USA Boxing Rulebook"
"Atomic Wedgies, Wet Willies, & Other Acts of Roguery"
"The Bad Driver’s Handbook:
"The Manitou Cliff Dwellings
"The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool"
"Dinner with a Cannibal:
"The Ultimate Counterterrorist Home Companion:
Los Angeles Times Best Seller
"Secret Stairs - East Bay:
"The Three Stooges - Hollywood Filming Locations"
"10,000 Steps A Day In L.A. - 52 Walking Adventures"
There has always been a creative force within me. My Father is an architect and my Mother was a commercial artist, so art materials were always available for experimentation. Being a cartoon fan, my first watercolor painting was of the "Human Torch" from Marvel Comics. All art related classes from grade school through high school were a favorite part of my curriculum. I admired paintings by Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Georgia O'Keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh and Grant Wood and studied the drawings, illustrations and designs of M. C. Escher, Alphonse Mucha and Norman Rockwell.
While attending the American Academy of Art, in Chicago, my lunch breaks were spent at the Art Institute roaming the exhibits. Since then I have been a freelance designer, illustrator, painter and sculptor. Over thirty years as an artist, most of my efforts concentrated on drawing and painting.
Nature has been a constant inspiration, watercolor landscapes reflect my respect and appreciation of the woods and mountains. The scenery and change of seasons is truly a sensory overload. This pursuit of emotionally powerful imagery allows me to follow my dreams.
"America the Beautiful"
"Bryan Duddles Originals" watercolors
"Tattoo as Fine Art"
"Art by Bryan Duddles" watercolors show
"Fiesta Grande Street Fair"
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