Thursday, June 26, 2014

Portrait of my friend Ryan Scott.  Original line drawing was done in pencil from life and the color is Digital, done in Photoshop. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Panagiotis Kone, from the Greece World Cup team.  Also plays for Bolonga.  Greece didn't win the match against Colombia so I'll make up for doing a drawing from the losing team by doing some drawings of someone from the Colombian team, and of course Ochoa from the Mexican team!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Some days it feels like I work in a vacuum where I do all this work and then send it out into the ether never to be seen again.  It will be seen eventually but I have to wait for Bloomberg to expand the website to fit more people, which will probably be sometime this summer.  Anyway, this is what I did this past week.  Seven is actually quite a lot to get done in a week. I've included a close up of the rare woman Billionaire, there's usually only about 1 for every 20 men.  This time it's Rosana de Camargo Arruda Botelho of Brazil.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Just a little silly thing  for the start of the warm season...  I do love a great big ice cream cone.

Friday, February 21, 2014

This is an excerpt from from one of my favorite poems, "I Have Daughters and I Have Sons" by Robert Bly.  Perhaps I hope this is a sentiment that my parents have felt about me.  I've always wanted to make a visual piece using this quote so I created this piece really quickly.  The entire poem is really beautiful and can be viewed here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Work in progress.... 
I've been meaning to turn this drawing into some kind of final illustration for years.  2014 = getting around to it.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sketches from the Society of Illustrators last Thursday night.  It was Boxing night!  Loved drawing these guys, they really looked the part.  We started off with short poses (about 2 min) and moved on to longer ones, though I don't think we did any longer than 10 or 15 min.  I worked on the drawings a little bit during the breaks, and after the session too.  Someone next to me said something like "what's up with all these short poses?  Why are we doing this?"  I didn't say this but I was thinking, because if you can't draw something well in 2 min you aren't going to draw it well in 20.  Short poses are so important for warming up, and loosening up.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Took some time last week and colored this piece in.  It's an etching but the color was done digitally with Photoshop.  I have several prints of this piece so maybe one of these days I'll go and color one in with actual watercolors.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Drawings from the Society of Illustrators last night!  I lugged all this paper, and paint and ink on the subway with me but in the end arrived late and just stuck to two pen colors and my moleskin sketchbook.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

These are two different etchings I did a couple months ago. One is zinc and the other was drypoint, done on plexiglass.  The bottom one is a portrayal of all of the characters in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Recently learned how to do lithograph printing and I'm really loving it.  There's more where these came from.  I'll post them soon.  I printed all my own photographs, and I love how it adds something extra to a photo that I already liked in the first place.  Now I really want to get a press sometime in the near-ish future. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Last Thursday I participated in a Juried fashion drawing session through a meet up group.  The clothes were provided by a boutique.  The artist who's drawings the boutique liked the best are going to get a chance to be put on display at the boutique.  I figured even if mine didn't get picked it was a good opportunity to draw.  I had a hard time in the beggining and didn't really hit a stride until the last couple drawings.  I was trying different things and had a bit of a hard time deciding what to do about color.  I've posted the drawings here more or less in chronological order so you can sort of see the progression.  You can see i eventually gave up on color... I told myself I would add it later, but didn't.  It could easily still be added, either digitally or traditionally, so maybe I will.  I would like to develop a fashion illustration portfolio but I think I'm still searching out a comfortable style.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Some graphic design work I did for a friend's production of The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman.  The performance I went to was really really very well done as well.  It ran back in Aug so unfortunately you can't go and see it. Glad to have been a part of the project in some way.  I did postcard, sticker, and two different size poster designs.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Some fairly recent drawings from the society.  I was thinking of coloring them in, either digitally or with watercolor or something, haven't really gotten around to making my mind up on that.  I like them as they are kind of but perhaps they appear unfinished?

This was my entry for an open call to artists that the Department of Transportation of the City of New York had.  The idea was to come up with a design to decorate traffic barriers, you know those ugly cement things that separate a construction zone from traffic or traffic from a sidewalk.  This was my entry.  It wasn't chosen, but I don't regret putting the time into the design.  Executing a mural is definitely something I would like to do one of these days.