I am a figure painter who is about to graduate from school (finally). I've been attending Art Center College of Design in Pasadena since 2008 as an Illustration student. Some of my work has been in the recent Communication Arts Illustration Annual and has also been selected to be in the American Illustration online archive. Illustration is fun and all, but now I really just want to paint figures in outdoor environments. I plan on using this site to find models who live nearby, taking them out on location for a photoshoot, and using the photos from said shoot as reference for my paintings.