Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Next week there is a gathering of Illustrators taking place in New York City. The event is titled ICON5, short for The Illustration Conference. This years event has been deemed The Big Picture.
My sweetheart, fiance, heart throb, lover will be moderating a panel called Moving Imagination: Concept Design in Film and the Gaming Industry. His fellow visionary conspirators on the panel are Stephan Martiniere and Barry Jackson. Here is a description of the talk from the Icon website:

Learn the differences and similarities between the illustration world and the film and gaming industries from seasoned professionals, and hear how technology plays a crucial part in the film/ gaming worlds and what tools are crucial to this environment. Compare the dynamic of working by yourself freelancing as opposed to working in a studio with a team of talent. What creative freedoms do you gain and lose in the studio system? How lucrative are the film and gaming industries? This session will also touch on the advantages of the internet and the concept of a virtual studio where talent works together on projects online.

I've had the privilege of seeing the artwork to be featured as well as spending lots of time with Stephan and Barry. It's sure to be a stellar presentation, not to be missed!

Other luminaries presenting at ICON5 include James Jean and Tara McPherson. All of the artists mentioned, including me, will be at the Comic Con in San Diego. The largest event for popular art culture in America.

Image information: “Lotus” © Roxana Villa

Medium: acrylic veils of color on gessoed board
Image dimensions: 21 x 14.5 (approximately)
This painting might be available for purchase, it is framed and hangs in our home. For purchase and usage*, contact me for details: Roxana at Roxana Villa dot com.

Lotus” was created as a poster for the World of Aromatherapy Conference in 2000. If you would like a poster e-mail me, it is free if you pay the shipping.

* All images are copyrighted, do not use without permission, that would be a violation of copyright laws and could result in enormous fines.

Greg Spalenka
Stephan Martiniere
Barry Jackson
James Jean
Tara McPherson
San Diego Comic Convention

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