Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hyphen Magazine

Just wanted to post these pics of Hyphen Magazine which I currently have an illustration in. It was for the recipe section about how to feng-shui your computer desktop. I've also posted my sketch for the illustration.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I have started to do some drawings that I suppose could be a series because they are similar in tone and style. Maybe I will make more, larger ones too. I haven't worked very big in a long time. A moleskine and a 8/12 x 11 piece of paper is about the largest I have drawn in quite a while. Time for a change I think. Baby steps though......

Also, today I was thinking about the way that I've been working. I usually sit down and do a drawing and will finish that drawing before I start another one. I never really thought about this, but it's true. I guess if I start to do larger drawings, I may begin to work on multiple things at once, which will be a change for me. I don't know why I feel the need to finish something before starting something else. Sometimes I get bored working on one thing at a time, and doing multiple projects at once might be a good thing to try.

I cleaned up my work area today and tried to consolidate all my paper into one pile. Now I have a better idea of what materials I have to work with. I also have some masonite gessoed and ready to paint on. Not sure what I will paint or when that will be, but it should be interesting returning to painting.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I See Spots

Today I was going through my contact list of publications and art directors, trying to decide who I need to send new promo stuff to etc, when I remembered something potentially valuable an art director once told me. I had sent this guy some jpegs of my work via email, and he had commented back saying that although he liked my art, he didn't have anything for me to work on at the moment. Regardless, he told me that I should keep him updated and also consider adding some black and white spot illustrations to my website because that is what they usually gave to first-time illustrators. A long time has passed since that original email was sent, and I did eventually do some black and white spots (and color ones too) for various assignments, but I realize that this might be a good idea to further explore. I think I will work on making some simple black and white spots this week, nothing too conceptual, and just have fun with it. I just need to decide what to do. I can even do them in my sketchbook.