Richard C. Lovell

Richard C. Lovell

Richard C. Lovell

Chair

B.F.A., illustration and graphic design, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

First year at SCAD:
2006

"The joy of watching young people find themselves as artists and illustrators, and seeing them blossom into the visual chroniclers of their time in history."

Credentials

Lovell was chosen as the primary book cover illustrator for the launch of a new imprint of Random House's Vintage Books called Vintage Contemporaries, a line of young adult fiction. He illustrated more than 50 titles in the series.

Awards, recognition and honors

Certificate of Merit, Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, California, 2010; Vargas Award, Airbush Action Magazine, 2005; Certificate of Merit, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York, Annual National Exhibition, 1994; Award of Excellence, communication Arts Magazine Illustration Annual, 1991; Certificate of Design Excellence, Print Magazine: Print Casebooks 7, 1988; Certificate of Excellence, American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1988; Certificate of Merit, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York, Annual National Exhibition, 1987; Certificate of Design Excellence, Print Magazine: Print's Regional Design Annual, 1986-7; Certificate of Distinctive Merit, Art Directors Club of Atlanta, Georgia, "Show South '85," 1985; Gold Medal, Art Directors Club of Atlanta, Georgia, "Show South '85," 1985; Silver Medal, Art Directors Club of Atlanta, Georgia, "Show South '85," 1985; Certificate for Merit, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York, Annual National Exhibition, 1981; Bronze Medal, Art Directors Club of Houston, Texas, 1980; Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Magazine, 1980; Certificate of Distinctive Merit, Art Directors Club of Houston, Texas, 23rd Annual Exhibition, 1979; Bronze Medal, Art Directors Club of Houston, Texas, 23rd Annual Exhibition, 1979

Organizations

Society of Illustrators, New York; National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Publications and presentations

  • Airbrush Action magazine, feature illustrator
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual (several)
  • Print Magazine, Print Posters, Grafis
  • Random House, Vintage Contemporaries, London
  • Society of Illustrators Annual (several)
  • Simon & Schuster, London
  • Bungeishunju, Tokyo, Japan
  • Bonniers Grafiska Industrier AB, Stockholm
  • Sperling & Kupfer Editori, Italy
  • Bantam, New Zealand
  • Photoshop User magazine
  • Quarterly Contributor to Airbrush Action magazine; Textures articles

Previous Positions

Staff Illustrator, Whole Hog Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978-1980; Staff Illustrator, Loucks Atelier, Houston, Texas, 1980-1981; President, Rick Lovell Inc., Atlanta, Georgia 1981-present

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • DRAW 106 Drawing for Storyboards
  • ILLU 200 Drawing and Design for Illustrators
  • ILLU 205 Illustration Materials and Techniques I
  • ILLU 215 Illustration Materials and Techniques II
  • ILLU 217 Editorial Illustration I
  • ILLU 225 Electronic Illustration I
  • ILLU 304 Advertising Illustration I
  • ILLU 311 The Portrait in Illustration
  • ILLU 316 Electronic Illustration II
  • ILLU 337 Watercolor for the Illustrator
  • ILLU 504 Drawing Strategies for Illustration
  • ILLU 701 Illustration Techniques I
  • ILLU 714 Drawing for Illustrators
  • ILLU 721 Illustration Techniques II
  • ILLU 730 Computer Illustration
  • ILLU 749 Illustration M.A. Final Project
  • ILLU 764 Illustration for Publications
  • ILLU 774 Professional Practices in Illustration
  • ILLU 779 Field or Teaching Internship
  • ILLU 790 Illustration M.F.A. Thesis