Oh, on a different note, I'm really excited to say that Blanket magazine's first printed issue is coming out soon (and I'm in it!). I need to order myself one asap. There's a great lineup of talent included (5 of the artists I recognize and am fans of). This is my 3rd time being involved with an issue of Blanket (twice previously in their PDF format). Head over to their website to have a look at what is to come!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Just thought I'd give a brief update as to what has been going on lately. I finished the patterns I was working on earlier and I'm happy with them (being a first attempt and all). I am working on a piece right now for an October group show in New Mexico. It's going pretty well so far. I've been trying not to get too distracted thinking about the other pieces I need to do after this one. Just concentrate on one thing at a time here.
Friday, August 19, 2011
A while back I did some freelance illustration for Annalemma Magazine to accompany a work of fiction. I just got the issue in the mail today! I was pleased to see how nicely it was printed and designed, and was also happy to feast my eyes on the work of fellow illustrators Paul X Johnson and Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo. My thanks go out to Chris Heavener and his team for making it such a great issue, and inviting me to take part in it :)
Here are some pictures I snapped today.
below are some better images of my contribution to the issue:
Visit Annalemma online: http://annalemma.net/
just wanted to mention that two of my drawings are available as prints over at The Mammoth Collection! Prints start at $20!
The two works are "The Unexpected Guest" and "The Night Visitor".
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I haven't written a post in a while, so I just thought I would give you all a heads up on what's been happening. I got back from vacation a few weeks ago and have been working on some new self-initiated illustrations. See, I'm trying to get my website updated because it's been grossly neglected for a long time now and I need to do something about that. Because I had some major problems with my hard drive earlier in the year and my computer had to be wiped clean, I'm using this as a good reason to start over and redesign my website. I could download the old files, but I want to try my hand at learning some html this time, as daunting as that seems. I already have an idea of what I want my site to look like, and now I am concentrating on creating more content for it. Most of the stuff on there now in terms of illustration is going to be removed because I want to project a slightly different style with my freelance illustration, more similar to my fine art style. That seems to be what more people gravitate towards anyway. I'm working on 8 pieces right now, 4 of which are pattern designs (something new to me). All that will go up on the site after it's completed. I also have some collaborations to work on and a personal project I have been invited to do from an illustrator friend. Crazily enough, in the last few weeks I have been invited to participate in 5 group shows (3 of which are in October). Some are galleries I have worked with before, and some are new to me. I also have a personal commission put on backburner at the moment (for a relative) and some publications I want to submit work to. I'm just trying to focus right now and make a list detailing all this with dates etc. My head feels full.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Here is my most recently completed drawing. It's a bit larger than the ones I have been doing lately.
Curious Collection No. 9
India ink on colored paper
12" x 12"
This work is available to purchase for $325 + shipping. If you are interested, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Here's a picture of some recently completed works for sale. I've been posting about them on my blog for the past few weeks. Check out my flickr set to see everything I have for sale!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I've been getting a lot of artwork back from shows lately. For some reason, all the galleries decided to send stuff back in the last few weeks, so I've been trying to get an idea of what pieces I have and what is still out there. Anyway, I was happy to see that I sold a few pieces at the Art Whino show (G40 art summit) in DC. I know that it was a huge show located in a warehouse space, so I didn't know if my work would get lost in the shuffle or not (I had all small works). But luckily some people liked the work enough to give it a permanent home. Always a happy feeling when that happens. Two of the pieces were very small and a couple years old, and the other was larger and more recent.