THE ART OF MARK!

...or as I like to call it - my favorite mantra - AOM....

Mark earned a professional degree in landscape architecture and a supportive bachelor's degree in Architecture from Washington State University; but not before putting countless hours into the subject matter he most enjoys teaching - drawing!

Mark began studying his craft long before he ever contemplated higher education. Drawing cartoons on napkins was his favorite way to express himself to anyone that would listen. Apparently, the staff at Ranch House Restaurant in Ahtanum, WA listened as one of his early fans reportedly collected all of his napkin drawings!

Of course cartoons were the next natural stage towards improving his cartoon work was to publish them as well as beginning to infuse caricature art as a skill. However, as much as he wanted to be published and seek fame and fortune in the annals of history as the greatest political cartoonist of all time there 

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Mark R Northcott

There are rules to drawing in perspective, which I can share with you. At a certain point with repeated success applying these rules you'll be able to create field sketches that retain the perspective you see on the paper (or tablet) you're using.

CREATING CARTOONS OFTEN STARTS WITH A CHARACTER!

Mark R Northcott

Always working on creating new characters....some get doodled, some sketched into some kind of scenes, and the small few get the full drawing treatment!

DRAW 'TIL YOU DROP FIGURE DRAWING

Mark R Northcott

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We can teach you how to draw from life experiences - be they still or moving. In this case my subject was very much alive, but very very still. Ha! 
You may also notice this model is a kind of popular Star Wars characterization, which is extremely fun to do - applying the imagination to an otherwise ordinary setting.