John Hendrix Talks About "Serious Art" in Communication Arts
If it wasn't for a professor at the University of Kansas who asked to see John Hendrix's sketchbook, Hendrix might still be laboring over his tightly-wound, dry-brush paintings that he saw as "serious art." At grad school at SVA, instructors noticed the off-the-cuff sense of humor in his drawings and once again encouraged him to put down the paintbrush. Nowadays, Hendrix has free reign with ultra-thin pens and fluid acrylics to produce the rich, detailed illustrations that depict the tumultuous and apocalyptic scenes he is known for.
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