David Chelsea was born in Portland Oregon in 1959. Educated at the School Of Visual Arts, Parsons Institute and The New York Academy of Art, David has been a commercial artist for over thirty years. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Press, Seattle Weekly, Chicago Tribune... more

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Video Hangout, Take 2


How did that first video hangout go last week? Well, it’s a steep learning curve, and there were some technical glitches, but it went well enough that I’m planning on doing another hangout tomorrow at 3pm PDT. More drawing demonstrations, possibly reading some letters, and diverting chat with special guests. Think of it as a cross between a drawing lesson and a podcast. Once more, I will be doing this through Google Hangouts, and sending invitations to people who are interested through Google plus If you’d like to be part of it, get in touch with me through this website and let me know.

You can check out the inaugural hangout on Youtube here

I’ll be archiving future hangouts as well.

David Chelsea is reading:
by the Pander Brothers

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Video Hangouts: The First One’s Free


I’m due to do a video hangout on Patreon tomorrow. This is supposed to be a monthly perk for sponsors at the $4.99 level and above, but I figure I’ll make the first one open to everybody. l will likely do some drawing in PhotoShop and some perspective stuff in Illustrator. My colleague and sometimes assistant Jacob Mercy promises to be along for moral support and color commentary. The time will be at or close to 2 PM PDT. I will be doing this through Google Hangouts, and I I will send invitations to people who are interested through Google plus (one reason this first hangout is free is that I am not sure I have ironed all the kinks out yet…) If you have any special requests (“draw Wolverine!”), get in touch with me through this website and let me know.

Thank you for your very kind attention.

Video Hangout
Thursday April 23rd, 2pm PDT
Place: my computer
Be there or be square.

Secret Stash: NSFW Kaleidoscopes


It’s the third Thursday of the month, and it’s time for me to post a selection from My Secret Stash–sketchbook drawings, comics roughs, reference photos, and other marginal stuff– on Patreon.
David Chelsea is listening to:
The Cuckoo’s Calling
by Robert Galbraith

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From caricature and illustration to perspective drawings and storyboards, David has produced a wide range of work... More


David Chelsea has written and illustrated several books, including David Chelsea in Love, Perspective!, Twenty-Four Times Two and Welcome to the Zone... More


In addition to the graphic novels listed in the book section, David has drawn comics for The Portland Monthly, Bear Deluxe Magazine, Chicago Tribune, New York Press and many other publications... More

David Chelsea on Perspective

A sideline to David's commercial work has been explorations in perspective. His first book on the subject has been widely praised and is assigned in many art courses... More

Modern Love Gallery

See a collection of David's illustrations for the Modern Love column in The New York Times...More

Contact David

Drop David a line about his original artwork for sale, illustration work or other matters - he'll be happy to hear from you...More

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