Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This week a couple people alerted me about a post that Juxtapoz made on their website about my work. They have featured me on the site before, so I was really surprised and grateful that they did it once more. There are a number of images of my work on the site now. A big thanks to Juxtapoz! Really made my holiday :)
This is a drawing I made for my sister as a Christmas present. She's traveled all over the world and lived in Japan for a number of years, so I wanted to incorporate a traveler figure somehow, and of course, a GIANT rabbit too. Please don't ask me to explain that because I doubt I could make any sense of it. It's just a curiously random drawing. The title is:
"Despite Having Never Encountered One of Such Massive Proportions In All Her Travels, She Found It To Be Surprisingly Docile"
India ink on paper
8" x 10"
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
I managed to squeeze in some time to make some Christmas presents for family members this year. For instance, I made this for my brother. He's a Star Wars fan. I figured if anything, Jabba would be really fun to draw. His dialogue translates to: "Go Work Out You Weak-Minded Burnout Scum!". Jabba doesn't really have any nice names for people, so this is what you get :)
I'll post some more images of art gifts I made for people tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
the original (now lost)
As always, the printing is fantastic and the layout excellent. Each artist gives a little mini interview about their work and why they are drawn to black and white. Check it out if you can get your hands on a copy!
here's the list of artists: Alex Pearson / Alison Richards / Andres Guzman / Angela Keoghan Annita Maslov / Christopher Worker / David Cousens / James Wilson Jeffrey Alan Love / Jo Fallon / Joel Benjamin / Johanna Basford / Jon MacNair / Jordan Debney / Juan David Gómez / Kate Copeland / Kyle Stecker / Lauren Crow / Mr Millerchip / Mr Mead / Mutt / Nick Deakin / Nick Sheehy / Peter Diamond / Pit / Rebecca Hiscocks / Rey / Ross McEwan Simon Riviere / Tom Lane / Yelena Bryksenkova / Yema Yema
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
-Just finished working on a record sleeve jacket design (a screenprint to be wrapped around a gatefold record sleeve). This is a project that has been in the works for quite a while. I worked on the cover design for the record back in 2010 I believe. Been so long I can't quite remember. But this is the final part of the project, and it should be released in the coming months.
-Worked on a collaborative comic project. It was my first time doing a graphic novel/comic strip style layout, and I would say I learned a lot in the process. However, if I make another attempt at it, I'll probably illustrate my own narrative.
-Created a postcard for the Postcards From the Edge show, hosted by Visual Aids. That's coming up soon at the beginning of January.
-Made some new images to add to my website. Trying to flesh that out a bit.
-Created a character for a collaborative project based in Venezuela.
-Made quite a few drawings/paintings for Christmas gifts.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I made this as a secret Santa gift recently for my friend Janette. Normally it's kind of up in the air when it comes to deciding what to draw for someone (when they haven't commissioned you), but this was easy. I knew she loved elephants, so I decided to draw some pink elephants from the movie Dumbo. I'm sure you remember that scene if you've seen the film. I don't know how anyone could NOT remember it. It's so wonderfully weird. I went on youtube and watched the sequence, pausing the clip to draw the elephants. Then I combined a bunch of them into this jumbled composition.
It's drawn in India ink with watercolor 7" x 9"
Thursday, December 15, 2011
You can see a better picture of the work itself in this archived blog post:
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
This is one of the pieces on view at Stranger Factory in NM for the Winter Salon.
All my works are for sale. Most are in the $200 range: http://strangerfactory.com/exhibitions-current
Also, there may be a video of the show later that will appear on youtube. I'll keep you posted on that...
The kind folks over at Ballad Of... magazine invited me to be part of their new issue. If you are not yet familiar with the publication this is what they have to say about themselves (according to their website):
"Ballad Of… is the product of two Northern Art geeks based in our South London flat finding, publishing and drooling over art we heart. We (Lindsey & Claire) met studying photography at Blackpool, moved to London and decided to produce our own magazine and online exhibition space for brand new, emerging artists – if we love it, if its fresh and new, we publish it. Can’t wait to hear from you via email or snail mail, to contribute or to chat!
balladof.co.uk is the heart of everything we’ve got going on. Everything that we love, do and find flows through it. Ballad Of… in print is published bi annually, and Ballad Of…Presents holds regular events, exhibitions and collaborations. It’s all about getting what we love, seen. And it’s all about you lot getting involved."
You can buy copies of the issue here! (I haven't seen the finished issue yet, so I need to order my copy asap)
Friday, December 2, 2011
I'll post some pictures of the opening if/when I can find some. Also, once the artwork images are online, I will post that link too. You will be able to purchase works through the site :)