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 becomes his natural interest. He practices sketching autos, motorcycles, military vehicles, weapons, soldiers and western scenes regularly impressing his family and friends.
As a high school student the young artist entered an art contest sponsored by the local fire department. He wins the blue ribbon for first place and also earns second place for the same drawing!
David insists that the thought of winning never occurred to him. He was just happy to be drawing something. To win two prizes during the same contest is enough for the young artist to press on!
As a graduate of The Graphique Art Institute of St. Louis, Missouri he earned a certificate in Commercial Art in 1978 and later pursued technical illustration and 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. As a student, 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 portraits entitled “the Machinist”.
Zamudio’s professional artwork includes illustration for children’s books, text books, special interests, fiction and non-fiction titles. His cartoons and illustration work have been published in various media including the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Suburban Journals of St. Louis, South County Times, The Community News, Savvy Family magazine, St. Louis Best Bridal magazine and other publications.
Original works and prints are available at Fine Art America.com, Saatchi Art.com and Zamudios Art Studio.com.
Zamudio is member of the St. Louis Artist Guild-Illustration section.
David is a certified instructor for Grumbacher/Chartpak and has taught basic drawing and painting classes for Michaels, The St. Louis Artists’ Guild and private studio sessions for select students in the area. He offers private art lessons in drawing, painting and cartooning.David Zamudio Intro 3