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16429 Lost Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA, 91387
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Drawing from the visual worlds of science and nature, the human figure, the grand tradition of American illustration, Japanese scroll paintings and woodblock prints, fantasy illustration, and great artists of Europe, Elliott’s work strikes the viewer at first with a powerful tableau and draws them in to experience the subtlety and beauty within. Beyond the pictorial impact of his work, themes personal to him such as body image, environmental preservation, and social and psychological repression weave themselves throughout his work.

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Craig Elliott to be a Society of Illustrators West Judge!

Craig Elliott

I will be a judge for this years SILA competition, its 51st!  There will also be a great show at Gallery Nucleus agin this year after the results are announced.  Last years was great- such a wonderful mix of styles.  These shows are a must for students, a great way to see the real range of work that is out there!


Robin Richesson - Illustrator

Lisa French - Illustrator

Craig Elliott - Illustrator

Rick Anwyl- Illustrator

Whitney Sherman Illustrator

Check out to see ILW 50


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Painting Demo from "Girls and Flowers" drawing event at Gallery Godo

Craig Elliott

This is a 50 minute painting demo I did for the "Girls and Flowers" event last night.  The model is Jennifer Fabos Patton of Gallery Girls fame~  

This is an oil painting on a new traditions oil primed linen panel.  The painting is in about the middle stage that I go through when creating a finished painting.  I have already painted the shadows and done the main lay-in in thin oil.  I use just turpentine for thinning the paint, or straight oil paint in that first stage.  

Here, in the second stage, there is also the beginnings of the more opaque colors in the cheeks, nose and parts of the hair. This second stage is where I make my color choices for the various tones on the skin.  After this stage, if I were to continue, I would continue to add the opaque paint, in the highlights especially, and smoothly blend it into the shadows and other opaque paint areas. The final stage creates a continuous, smooth and mor realistic skin tone.  

Sketches from "Girls and Flowers" workshop with the Gallery Girls!

Craig Elliott

Here are a couple of sketches of Gallery Girls  Jennifer Fabos Patton, and Russia Hardy from the even on June 1st at Gallery Godo!   

We had wonderful costumes for the models, great music to be inspired by and lots of amazing artists working- I think there were 40+people at this event!  

Thank you Jennifer for organizing the event, and thanks to all those who came out to listen to me babble on about art and draw!  


“GIRLS & FLOWERS” Drawing Event at Gallery GODO with Craig Elliott

Craig Elliott

June 1st, 2012

My pal Jennifer (who I have ben drawing since my 1st day at Art Center) has invited me to host, draw and help those who wish it all evening with the Gallery Girls. The girls will be all dressed up (and partly not dressed up) in flowers made by another awesome artist, Theron Milton Nelson.

I will also have some goodies with me for sale, including my new book, and some new prints!


Come to this FUN 3 hour Drawing Workshop with..."GIRLS & FLOWERS" Late Night DRAWING EVENT* 2 Models on 2 stages (EVERYONE GETS A GOOD SEAT!)
* Fun Music * Free Snacks * Drinks


2 Models (Jennifer & Russia) - drawing benches & chairs 

Music by Jason Savvy

DATE: Friday, JUNE 1st
TIME: 10pm to 1am
COST: *** ONLY $20 *** for 2 models!!!! ***
Cash Bar
Gallery Godo
6749 San Fernando Road #C Upstairs
Glendale, CA
(818) 641-4369

Stuart Ng books signing event

Craig Elliott

If you haven't heard already, I will be at Stuart Ng books  signing and sketching for his customers on Saturday February 11th.

Stuart has a special anouncement page for the event on his website:

Hope to see you there!

An evening with Flesk Prime event and limited print!

Craig Elliott

In addition to my appearance with  Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz and William Stout at the Breda Strip Festival in the Netherlands next month, there will also be a special dinner where you can get some one on one time with the artists.  The dinner is strictly limited to 15 guests to allow everyone the time and opportunity to speak with all of us.  

All attendees will receive a free copy of a special limited edition Giclée print signed by all the artists as well-  

Those interested in participating can contact evening organizer Mark Thelosen for pricing and availability at

For more information on the evening and the inspiration behind it visit John Fleskes blog post about the event.


European appearance -2011

Craig Elliott

If you are in Europe, or will be travelling there, and want to catch me and have an opportunity to invest in some prints or original art, I will be travelling this year to the Netherlands in September to exhibit with Flesk Publications booth at the Breda Strip Festival from September 9th to the 12th.  I will be there with Gary Gianni, Bill Stout, Mark Schultz and Petar Meseldzija in support of the Flesk Prime book which features all 5 of us.  I think this will be the ONLY time all 5 of us will be in 1 place with this book, so it should be a pretty special occasion!  

For those of you who have not heard of the book here is a link to it on the Flesk Publishing Site:

Breda is in the southern part of the Netherlands, so is quite accessable from many European countries. 

I will also be visiting Belgium, Paris and London before leaving Europe, so if you would like to meet for a meal or hang out in a museum, let me know!   I'll be doing lots of eating and museum going while there!  


"I like Craig Elliott's artwork..." There's an App for that!

Craig Elliott


Well, soon there will be! I have been putting together a special collection of images for the iPhone and iPad this past week and just submitted the final set of pages and icons for approval:  

Bring inspiration and guidance on how to draw the female form with you wherever you are!  "Craig Elliott: Pinup"  is a collection of large studies, well suited as wallpaper images.  The studies have been rendered in many colorful mediums of expression such as watercolor, pencil and pastel. (31 pages, full color)



My hope is to continue to release these book Apps under different themes, as long as they do fairly well.  Keep an eye on this spot for final release dates etc.  I am shooting for a Comicon 2010 release! 


I won a Spectrum Silver Medal!

Craig Elliott

Thanks to my friend Christian Alzmann, I found out yesterday that I had won a silver medal in the Olympics of fantasy art- the Spectrum Fantastic Art annual!  Spectrum has posted a video of the award announcements, and my painting was the first one announced by John Fleskes of Flesk Publishing (who is a super-great guy by the way!)  The winning piece was Never the Twain.  This is a painting first sketched in the fist few days after my brain surgery using my new re-found skills of sight. 

"Never the Twain"
-From time to time in human history taste for different body types changes, but all types remain. Never are all types happy together at one time. Only human social structure prevents this equality from happening. Members of one society are prevented from differing in their tastes by ridicule, the threat of abandonment by others in the group, guilt and many other modes of social manipulation. I find these aspects of society no longer serve us in any positive way.

 A 12.5" x 17.5" print is available for $45

 Thanks to Arnie and Cathy Fenner, and all the Judges for this honor. It is much appreciated, especially for illustrators such as myself who work primarily for movie and TV studios and have little chance for exposure of our work as individual artists. 

Power in Numbers show at Gallery Nucleus Opening Sat. Dec. 12th

Craig Elliott

I have a piece in the "Power in Numbers" show this weekend opening Saturday Dec. 12th. All the Pieces are $100 and go FAST!  Come by and say hi, and buy some art from the show!  

Power In Numbers (PIN) combines a love of art with philanthropy for our biggest event of the year!

Our 4th Annual Power in Numbers (PIN4) event aims to be more epic than ever as we invite artists and illustrators from all backgrounds, industries and aesthetics to take part in creating art for a cause. Having been consistently well received in the past, the PIN exhibit features over 100 international and local artists creating 5" X 7", 2-dimentional, original artwork in the desired medium and theme of their choosing. 

Each artwork piece will be priced at $100.00 and a selection of artworks will be auctioned.  A portion of the night’s sales will benefit the American Red Cross (San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter) on emergency response efforts.