Welcome

Thanks for checking out JoeDraws.com, Joe Kennedy’s portfolio site! His resumé, and professional recommendations of his work, can be found on his Linkedin. Current ideas and sketches can be found on his blog, and he encourages everyone to comment and critique his work. If you have any questions, feel free to contact him.

 

Joe Kennedy grew up in Southern California during the 1980’s. Coming from a family of craftsmen, who sculpted with wood, glass and clay, he gained an appreciation for form and perspective from an early age. This was something he put to use when he made his own toys. Joe’s earliest influences in drawing come from European comic creators like Hergé (Tintin) and Albert Uderzo (Astérix). These, along with influences like Jim Lee and Kevin Eastman, pushed Joe towards entertainment design.

In the Spring of 2004, Joe began his study at Otis College of Art and Design. His desire to tell stories visually led him to participate in a new discipline focusing on design for the entertainment industry. Joe also interned for several design firms and worked on television shows. In Spring 2007, he graduated with a BFA and Honors in Service. He continues his education by attending weekly Plien Aire painting and life drawing groups.

Storytelling drives Joe’s personal and professional work. Collaborative art departments fosters his passion, and has allowed him grow as an artist. Joe Kennedy’s clients include Toyota, Ubisoft, Activison, Nestlé, Blackberry, Netflix, Burger King, E Channel, Bayer, Nickelodeon, The Family Channel, Barclay, and Liberty Mutual. He also has published work in games, television, and film. His most current project, “Hell & Back,” is ShadowMachine Film’s first stop motion animated feature. Recommendations of Joe’s work can be found on his Linkedin page: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jmkennedy

Joe believes in being an active member in the community, and sharing his knowledge with others interested in the industry. He continues to teach, both classes and workshops, on design and storytelling techniques.

For any questions, feel free to contact him at the links below, or leave a comment on his blog, http://joekennedydraws.blogspot.com/. Thank you!

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Facebook & FREE Sketchbook

To keep up what I’m doing, and where I’m painting, like me on Facebook When my Facebook page, I’ll send you a link to a FREE digital copy of my sketchbook, “Progress in Work.”

WonderCon 2013

Thanks to everyone who came and visited me at WonderCon! I had amazing time meeting new friends. Check out my DeviantArt to order the print I had for sale.

A lot of people have been asking about my process, and if I would make some tutorials. I’m pleased to say that I’ll be posting my working process there on DeviantArt as well. Along with my process, I’ll be posting my progress on my new paintings, so stay tuned!

San Diego Comic Con Booth 2103

I’ll be on the Comic Con show floor at Booth 2103 (Hervatski Comic Book Press / Dial R Studios). It’s near DC Comics. I’ll have a sketchbook for sale for only $5.00! Drop by and say hi! If you’re from Otis College, the person behind the counter will hook you up!

Comic Con Panel – Klasky Csupo

On Thursday, 7/12/12 at 5:30 – 6:30, come join me at Comic Con in Room 24 ABC. I’ll be on a panel, along with some other great artists & creatives, talking about the upcoming projects of Klasky Csupo. There will be giveaways, including an iPad! Click on the Facebook event here:

New blog

Thanks to everyone who came and visited me at WonderCon. The prints I had for sale are available for download on my DeviantArt. While you’re at it, check out my other links including my new blog. Feel free to comment of critique any of my work. For those of you that have ConceptArt.org or DeviantArt accounts, add me as friend.

Test the App

A test from the iPad. Just a test..

Hello world!

Hi! This is a temp post, the new site will be up shortly. In the mean time, check out my blog: http://joekennedydraws.blogspot.com





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