Hey, Gang. My name is Chris Payne, and sometimes I go by C. F. Payne. I have been part of The Illustration Academy since day one. John English and his dad Mark started it 15 years ago, and I was happy to be part of it, along with Gary, Anita, and Brent. We have added other great people along the way, including Sterling Hundley, George Pratt, and Jon Foster, to name a few.
I realize and embrace the part computers play in society and education today. I think the new endeavors of The Art Department, (with The Illustration Academy and ConceptArt), are important and exciting. I actually feel like I am part of the leading edge of a new way of seeing the world and education.
I have a gallery here on ConceptArt.org, and here is my new website:
Here are a few images to start you off. I look forward to seeing you in the Forums and IN CLASS in The Art Department!
Oh, and you better practice your movie trivia! I do love those classic movies. You can learn a lot about image making and story-telling from the good ones!
See ya in class!