Illustrator- artist -David Zamudio is the creative talent of Zamudios Art Studio in St. Louis, Missouri.
Living in Pagedale, MO as a young boy he developed a curiosity for pencils, crayons and various writing instruments. Zamudio began drawing on paper, notebooks, book jackets, walls and any surface nearby available for drawing.
In grade school and in junior high art class became his natural interest. He practiced sketching cars, motorcycles, military vehicles, weapons, soldiers and western scenes regularly impressing his family and friends.
As a high school student David entered an art contest sponsored by the local fire department. He wins the blue ribbon for first place and also earns the second place for the same drawing!
The thought of winning the competition was secondary as he was just happy to be drawing something. To win two prizes during the same contest is enough for any young artist to press on!
As a graduate of The Graphique Art Institute of St. Louis, he earned a certificate in Commercial Art in 1978 and later pursued technical illustration & design studies at the Saint Louis Community College. Zamudio worked as a technical illustrator for private studios and for military contractors.
Continuing to develop his interest in drawing as a full time student, he was accepted to the ‘school of fine arts’ at Washington University where he studied illustration, sculpture and design. He entered a local drawing competition and received an honorable mention and a certificate of excellence from the National Arts and Letters Society for one of his charcoal portraits entitled “the Machinist”.
Zamudio’s professional artwork includes courtroom drawings for news bureaus, illustration for children’s books, text books, special interests, fiction and non-fiction titles. His cartoons and illustration work have been published in tv media, online publications and printed works including the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Suburban Journals of St. Louis, South County Times and magazines.
Original works and prints are available at Fine Art America.com, Saatchi Art.com and Zamudios Art Studio.com.
Zamudio is president emeritus of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and member of the Illustrators section.
David is a certified painting instructor for Grumbacher/Chartpak and has taught basic drawing /painting classes for Michaels Arts & crafts throughout St. Louis. He has taught basic drawing classes for The St. Louis Artists’ Guild and in private studio sessions for select students in the area. He offers private art lessons in drawing & painting.