Thursday, November 1, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
|Tokyo Bell in Star Trek garb|
|Tokyo Bell in Dr. Who garb|
|More Dr. Who|
|We were supposed to draw the model in a "sci-fi" scene. I surrounded her with some Labyrinth characters. This was definitely a stretch. And I didn't get to finish the chilly guy because it was timed.|
|Dr. Who pencil sketch|
|Not sure if there was a sci-fi reference with this costume, but it made for good sketching.|
|Dr. Who in color.|
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Before I left Seattle to attend SCAD for graduate school, I hung around some of the funniest, geekiest, and most talented people I've ever met. At that time, we were called the Friends of the Nib, but since then the group has been modified a bit and they now go by The Bureau of Drawers.
The idea is the same, they still get together weekly and joke and drink and draw. Recently they published a second volume of their comics, which is available for digital download here:
I haven't looked through the whole book yet, but I am excited and I know I will find amazing work inside.
Also recently, our meeting spot, Cafe Racer, was struck by tragedy when a shooter entered last Wednesday morning and shot five people, all of whom were good friends to the Racer family.
Many of my friends are still very upset by this unexpected event, and I am still stunned. Of all of the places I've lived and visited, I never expected violence of this kind would occur in the town that I miss and love so dearly. But what I could have predicted was the overwhelming flood of support and love towards the Racer and the victims' families that occurred immediately after the incident.
There are ongoing benefits, memorials, and events happening, and here is a link to some of them:
The last time I visited Seattle was almost two years ago, and I was happy to catch up with the FOTN at the Racer during my visit. I plan to visit again this summer or fall, and I hope that the Racer has reopened (they are temporarily closed) so I can pay my respects and have a drink with old friends while we sketch.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I think the color palette in each illustration is what initially drew me to them. Frank Viva effectively used only 5 colors, which works well for this graphic illustration. And Annette Marnat makes very hot colors look soft with her blending in the limited palette. Victo Ngai's is reminiscient of a Marcos Chin to me, and the colored line work really adds to the drawing.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
|View from O'Maddy's Pub, Gulfport, FL|
|View from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.-formerly Harpoon Louies, Jupiter, FL|
|Jupiter Inlet, Jupiter, FL|
|Concert on Record Store Day, Local 662, St. Petersburg, FL|
|St. Pete Pier, St. Petersburg, FL|
|Tampa Bay Blues Fest, St. Petersburg, FL|
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I've been creating several different sets of paintings and drawings for work. I'm constantly in product development mode, which I enjoy much more than the business side of my job, which includes art consulting and spreadsheets for days.
These two pieces are some that I created in my (limited) spare time. I really liked them, because even though I have recently been creating commercial art, these pieces are similar to my own style. They reflect my style in a looser fashion with all brush work instead of pen nib, and I think this is a positive direction for my work. I'm obviously getting away from editorial illustration, but I hope that I can do more graphic and fashion work in the future.