Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Table of One and Annual Report



I still have a few pages left my moleskine
for p-foc. I will gradually fill it up I guess.
Here's one.


And here are some sketches for the cover
of the Discovery Center's annual report,
which I am designing. Keepin' it simple,
one idea, give them a few options, but not
too many. I am going to go show these bright
and early in the morning, so good night.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Waterhole



Kind of a quickie--took this one from
idea to finish today. This was my 7th
day in a row workin', good thing it was
only about a half day and I had time
to make some art for once.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Comin' Down the Pipes

So, I am going to have the opportunity
to hang a show at the Whole in the Wall,
the restaurant where I'm working. I'm
going to try to crank out a bunch of new
stuff, plus frame up some pre-existing
work. It'll be up for First Friday and
everything! A great opportunity.

I am trying to come up with some unifying
idea or story for the new work I'm going to
do--nothing solid yet. Here's a sketch based
on an old doodle from Pre-Colombian art class.


A benevolent water god showers it's
disciples with life giving waters from
it's morning glory headdress! Butterflies,
spiders, and hallucinogenic morning glory
seeds sprinkle down too. Except I forgot
the butterflies and the seeds in the sketch :).

Yesterday, my friend Vidya showed me
a fantastic book, a version of Ramayana,
a great Indian epic, illustrated by Sanjay
Patel (who works for Pixar).



It was incredible. I need to borrow it and read
it/inspect it more carefully. Combined with some
new Adobe Illustrator tricks I've been learning at
work, this made me want to try some vector stuff
again. It's been a while.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Hobbyists

Are you a bored?
There are many wonderful ways
you can occupy your time.
Here are a few suggestions!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sketch Dump

Some sketchbook stuff.
Quite chronologically jumbled.



*My very first job at Hackerthreads
was to design a t-shirt for a demolition
derby team. Hence the fanged mohawk
skulls!! That was fun.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dying Robin



Drawn from memory.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Good Chef



It's true!

What's up



Today I picked up a nice folding drafting table
that I found posted on craigslist for $30. Good deal!
Also got around to posting up all of the wonderful
prints and artwork that I have collected from
my friends. Well, there's probably more floating
around, but I have to find 'em. Hey guys, I'm looking
at your art, stealing your ideas!

And here are some practice hands from this morning.



In other exciting news, I start at my second job
on monday, at Hackerthreads. They're a company
that does all kinds of custom printing, screen printing,
embroidery, signs, etc. I'm not sure exactly what I'll
be doing for them yet--probably some print production,
maybe even a little graphic design, web design, or flash.
Maybe even a little, dare I hope--illustration?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

In the Works


Quickie practice. I'm gonna get back into
timing myself, it was 10 minutes for the
Bridgeman hands and 15 for the bust.
Can't remember if I've drawn that one
before, but the hands I almost certainly
have.

Also, here's a sketch for a remix of
something I drew on a napkin a few
years ago.



Hopefully I'll get a chance to paint it
tomorrow. It's a request from a friend,
and in honor of my new job washing
dishes in a restaurant :).

Also, I'm going to be designing the annual
report for The Discovery Center, a children's
museum where I've worked for some years.
More on that later!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

6/9/10


Well, I aged this girl about 10-15 years. Yikes.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Parrot Warrior



This needs more work, but I wanted
to post something. I met have met
two parrots in the past week or so,
and I didn't much like either of them.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Molt!

6/4



Late night drawing practice. I should
be asleep, but today has been a very
good day and I'm all wound up!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Utah! and the America Beyond



View from Dead Horse Point, 2k ft above the
Colorado River.

The last time I was out West was a family camping
trip to Colorado when I was ten. I'm very glad I took
this trip--Utah was like another planet. The landscape,
the plants, and the animals are all different from
the ones here. New York is beautiful in it's own right,
but it felt great to get far away for a few days.



Driving from New York to Utah took us about
2 and a half days. The world is mighty big,
but it's really easy to hop in a car or a plane
and go wherever you want.

Here are sketchbook pages from the trip:






And one more thing. The Peter Rabbit Family Jug Band
finally had the opportunity to record a song (which you
can find the lyrics to in the 5th sketchbook page, above).
Exclusive, for a limited time only, you can watch it here!