Our featured art star is Brandon! Brandon is a talented artist who works in all media including digital media and computer graphics. However, he has a special talent for comic book illustration! Brandon has been creating his own comic book characters, such as Blue Lizard, for many years and even had his comic book "Awesome Twins" exhibited at the Brooklyn Public Library as part of the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition in 2012. Brandon has also been selected as a semi-finalist for PS Arts several years in a row and has entered work in numerous art contests around the city. His collaborative animations have screened at MoMa and The Cobble Hill Cinema as part of the Big Movies for Little Kids Film Festival. And he has had self-portraits exhibited at the Anne Frank Center in Manhattan. When recently asked about his recent success on the animation "Shadow Dance" Brandon stated that "Being an artist has not made a big difference in my life because I was just born with this talent—and I love it! Animation was a little more difficult than I thought it would be because it was hard to get the sequencing just right. However, if I made a mistake, I just watched the animation back and then used the editing process to remove frames." Brandon was certainly born with talent, but he works hard too! Brandon keeps a sketchbook, drawing every day and inspiring his classmates, peers, and teachers.
Great job Brandon...keep up the amazing work!
Page from a comic selected as a school finalist in PS Art 2013.
Brandon with his comic book "Awesome Twins" at Brooklyn Public Library.
A portrait created using a drawing app on the iPad.
An illustration created for the DOE's Calendar Contest.
A colorful penguin made using oil pastels following a lesson on Expressionism.
A page from "Awesome Twins."
A watercolor still life showing great attention to detail and shading.
A self-portrait selected as a semi-finalist for PS Art 2012.
Brandon with his self-portrait on display at the Anne Frank Center.
Brandon shows us his talent for working with clay and 3D media.
Brandon completing a ceramics project.