Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Commission

A man who works across the street from my apartment asked me to draw a couple pen and ink illustrations of his sons' houses for Christmas presents. Here is house #1. The piece originally had white space at the bottom of the page, with the address of the house typed out in a nice Edwardian script, but I removed it here for obvious privacy reasons.

Now I've just got another house and 2 gig posters to draw. I had hoped to take a good, long vacation after my grueling finals, but alas, such is the life of the illustrator...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Figure Studies

Thanks a lot to everyone who braved the snow and the recession to come out to the Student Art Sale last weekend. I met a lot of great people and got to present some of my work to the general public, which I don't always get a chance to do during the school year. All things considered, it was not an unprofitable venture, and I shall be attending the one in the spring as well.

These are my long promised figure drawing experiments. I tried to channel Audrey Kawasaki on the wood panel paintings. I used wood stain for the shadows, which I thought was a neat effect. The first one is just a quick study in thinly applied oils, but I particularly like how the reflective floor came out. Just some different stuff from my usual cartoon business.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Space Bar Final

...and here's the final, finished about 9 hours after my last post, and just before my 12:30 class. So unfortunately, this one was a bit of a rush job. With more time, I could've made this one a bit stronger, but overall I'm pretty pleased with it. The assignment was to illustrate a vodka poster with the subject of a futuristic hipster bar. Whenever I think of the future, I think of the sixties, so I looked to artists like John K, Daniel Clowes, and Brandon "Ragnar" Johnson for inspiration, which I suppose is not too different from anytime I need inspiration, really.

I had some type on this piece originally, but it felt like an afterthought, so I removed it. It's a nice change of pace to see a drawing of mine that doesn't serve to support large chunks of text. Nothing but pure illustration.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Space Bar Progress

Here's what's on the slab tonight...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Art Sale

This Saturday is the student art sale @ CCAD. I will have a booth there where I will be selling prints. If anyone can make it out, stop by my table and say hello. It should be a lot of fun. This next week is gonna be a grueling push towards the end, so expect me to resume posting closer to the end of the semester.