Education

Education
Aug 2002 - Jan 2008

Bachelors in Liberal Arts

Maryland Institute College of Art

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Fine Art

Most of my experience at the Maryland Institue College of Art (MICA) was structured around a basic knowledge of the skills of the old masters and traditional lessons on giving the illusion  of representation. I decided to take my freshman concentration classes that were basic drafting and paint skill based classes and decided to pursue a multiple of classes centered around photorealism and concrete concept curriculum. I am proficient in charcoal, conte chalk, and pencil with an advanced level of mastery with each media dry media.

Illustration

I like to call myself a "fine illustrator" whereas my style is a mixture of illustration and what I believe to be fine art. I use prismacolor markers, colored pencils, pen and ink, gouache, watercolor and acrylic media to do most illustration. I am considerably even in terms of my ability with each listed media.

Graphic Design

I have a working knowledge of logo creation and some usage of vectors with Abode's Illustrator. I have done various simple logos.

Photo editing

I have a considerable knowledge of color correction and clarity adjustment for photo-editing. I have the ability to creat new color compositions from original pictures as well.

Photoshop

I have a considerable working knowledge of digital media such as Photoshop and Illustrator. I also have experience with webdesign creating websites.

Objective

I hope to advance my style of art with some more marketable venues and clients. Eventually I wish to gain some recognition as a freelance artist and follow my path as the commissions and my inspiration dictates. I also want to get my Masters in Art Education with homes of some day doing some teaching as well on various levels.

Summary

My name is Paul Manning and I am an alumnus of the Maryland Institute College of Art circa 2007. I have received my bachelors in Liberal Fine Arts as well. Currently I am working as a freelance artist and am considering pursuing my masters. I am a Baltimore native who has done work locally in the community via murals and pro bono classes taught via local non-profits. I grew up in West Baltimore near the Liberty Heights Area. I also attended the Baltimore School for the Arts in 1998 for a year before attending school in Laurel, Maryland and then finally graduating from high school in Chapel Hill, NC. I came back to Baltimore for college in 2002 and here we are today...

Interest

I gravitated towards the field of art because of my love of comic books and animation. I have a style which has been paralleled to comic art as well. I love modern realistic painters and many of the famous illustrators such as Dean Cornwell, Norman Rockwell, and Robert Crumb to name a few.

Also I have been considering entering the realm of children's books...I love the art and I have always been a fan of those types of stories.