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Gina Carano as Angel Dust by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Gina Carano as Angel Dust by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 5 0 Nude female figure drawing Alex Bodnar by Taurine75
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Nude female figure drawing Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 3 1
Various portrait and figure studies by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75
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Various portrait and figure studies by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 1 0
Female Nude Figure Drawings by Taurine75
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Female Nude Figure Drawings :icontaurine75:Taurine75 1 0
Process Shots of Comic Cover - Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Process Shots of Comic Cover - Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 1 0 Comic cover (The Damned) by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Comic cover (The Damned) by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 5 1 Watercolor Portrait #2 by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Watercolor Portrait #2 by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 4 0 Watercolor Portrait by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Watercolor Portrait by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 4 0 Watercolor of Venice, Italy by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Watercolor of Venice, Italy by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 1 0 Watercolor of Venice, Italy by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Watercolor of Venice, Italy by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 1 0 Pirates in watercolor by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Pirates in watercolor by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 1 0 Watercolor after Chien Chung Wei  by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Watercolor after Chien Chung Wei by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 1 0 Watercolor profile studies by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Watercolor profile studies by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 4 0 Watercolor study from a photo by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Watercolor study from a photo by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 0 0 Various watercolor female studies by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75
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Various watercolor female studies by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 0 0
Velasquez oil study on paper bag by Alex Bodnar by Taurine75 Velasquez oil study on paper bag by Alex Bodnar :icontaurine75:Taurine75 2 0

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Alex Bodnar
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
My Influences:

Sometime during the mid-1990s I discovered Alex Ross while frequenting a local Golden Apple comic store. I was immediately taken by his Superman Forever illustration and right then and there decided that THAT was they WAY I wanted to draw. While researching Ross I discovered many fantastic illustrators. Some include: Andrew Loomis, Haddon Sundblom, Harry Anderson, Coby Whitmore, Al Parker, Jon Whitcomb, Frank Frazetta, J. C. Leyendecker, Drew Struzan, Norman Rockwell, Basil Gogos, Greg Manchess, Ludwig Hohlwein, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Gil Elvgren, Dean Cornwell, Walter Biggs, Bernie Fuchs, Robert Peak, Jim Silke, Hajime Sorayama, Harvey Dunn, and Robert McGinnis just to name a few.

I don’t read much comics but the following artists continue to inspire me: Sergio Toppi, Lucio Alberto Ruiz-Diaz, Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, J. Scott Campbell, Alvin Lee, Ferdinando Tacconi, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Sanjulian, Rockin’ Jellybean, Jim Holdaway, Coop, Ron Embleton, José "Pepe" Gonzalez, Adam Hughes, John Buscema, Phil Noto, Travis Charest, and Robert Valley just to name a few.

I received my most relevant artistic training from Mark Westermoe, Glen Orbik, Rad Sechrist, John Watkiss, Kazu Kibuishi, and Marshall Vandruff.

Current Residence: Los Angeles
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite style of art: Golden Age Illustration and Pin ups
Operating System: Mac OS
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Favourite cartoon character: Ken the Eagle
Personal Quote: The greatest revenge is your own success
Interests
I first drew, with the intent to draw, at the age of nine. It wasn't until high school that my drawing talents were confirmed by the Art Instruction Schools company (I guess I was able to draw their pirate and their turtle. LOL). My parents managed to sponsor the first half of this popular and expensive mail-in art program. When funds dried up they enrolled me in a portrait-drawing workshop at Santa Monica College while I attended high school.

Enjoying my experience at Santa Monica College, I became a full-time student taking just about every available art class. This allowed me to experiment with various forms of art media at minimal cost. I eventually earned my Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. I later enrolled at Cal State LA and earned a multiple subject teaching credential, single-subject teaching credential in art, and a Masters in Education degree while teaching at the same time.

Since 2008 I've been teaching art professionally!

I am an avid art book collector and I enjoy purchasing illustrations. During my free time I attend workshops from artists that I respect adding to my own personal professional development (www.linkedin.com/in/alexbodnar).

I will be publishing an art book mid-2016. I love illustration and I love good storytelling so comics and storyboarding seem to be natural vehicles for self-expression in the future.

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em-scribbles Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hey there!  I hope you're having a very happy birthday! :) (Smile) Party Have your cake and eat it too
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AnonymousModel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work!
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em-scribbles Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: :D
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Taurine75 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply. Thank you!!!
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em-scribbles Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
No need to apologize, and you're very welcome. :)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i don't suppose you would consider doing the five star trek captains?
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nyura-vanko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for letting us feature your randy the ram picture! have a :llama:
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Taurine75 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm honored!!
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chimeraic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
NIce work! Watching you. :D
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Taurine75 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I appreciate the attention!
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