I feel like I haven't posted anything new for awhile now so I'm posting this progress pic on the right. Bad scan and still a ways off from finished but it's a cool look at how much something can change during my process. Hope to have this done next week but no guarantees. Too many other things going on. Also this is a commission for an incredible artist whose work I really admire. Some perceived added pressure.
And of course always make time to keep an active sketchbook no matter how hard, how bad, or how little time you have. I've done better but I've also done worse. I love drawing. Sketching from life is best but finding time is difficult and drawing from a photo will do just fine.
Honored to have these two pieces selected for the Spectrum 3 Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators September 3 - October 18, 2014. Hey it ends on my b-day. Of course I'll be in NYC Nov. 2-4 so I'll miss it. Not much for luck. Spectrum 3 Exhibition
I'm excited about this piece. This is one of three being done for a client who started writing his own short story and wanted me to do some paintings from it. He didn't, and neither did I, wand illustrations but this naturally has a very narrative feel to it. I wish the colors did the original justice. I'm excited as I work on the other two.
I'm about ready to call this finished. I'll let it sit for a day or two and maybe some birds or something will show up. This is a commission for an old friend who's living in Italy and driving a Ferrari. We were in a band together and had a magic show together. You know the usual.
"We Played in a Band Together"
OK, OK. I know that this isn't what you'd expect from me but I do these sketches on wood and sometimes they take me to dark narrative places that residing deep in my psyche. I don't always post these but I started this at Spectrum Live and just worked on it yesterday and today. I call it finished. Sketching with paint seems natural for me.
"We feed our Pets only the Best"
Do you think anyone will buy these at Spectrum Live in May? These are really fun to work on as I tackle major commissions for you all out there. You know what, my job is pretty cool.