Archive for the ‘process’ Category

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

race car 5

I’m taking part in a children’s book fair at the Main Line Art Center the first weekend of February where they’re offering some space to sell a few pieces. I’m taking this opportunity to further some work that I’ve been wanting to do away from the computer. As you know, I’ve been offering some digital prints on Etsy for a couple of weeks. But it’s my new year resolution to get my hands dirty in 2009 and do some painting and printing.

Therefore, I’m attempting to get six collage/paintings done in time for this festival. I’ve had these race cars in my head for weeks and before starting on the finals, I wanted to do some test drives (ha ha, a pun!). So what you’re seeing here are small “sketches” at 8.25 x 5 inches. The finished ones will be 10 x 10 inches on wood, and will be lovelier, cooler, and all around better than these.
If this works out, expect airplanes, space ships, monsters and robots to follow. Pricing to be determined. Stay tuned.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

While waiting for my accordion to be fixed at Main Squeeze on Essex Street yesterday, I walked around the Lower East Side/Chinatown taking pictures of building signage with the iPhone. Here are some of the better ones.

Sushi signage
ideal hosiery sign
paints sign
electrical appliances

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

This is a “preparatory” image for a book I’m illustrating and starting to work on. It’s a pretty large black & white painting with color added in Photoshop. The book is nuts and will look pretty different from most of the other stuff I’m working on. It’s supposed to be done late this year and will be published sometime in 2009. More to come.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

This is sort of a tease. It’s a just-approved sketch for a job in which the final inked original art is 30 inches wide by 40 inches tall (76cm by 102cm — really — take a tape measure and see how big that is). When it’s done it’s going to take up to 18 passes on my scanner to get it into Photoshop. It’s by far the biggest, most complicated illustration I’ve ever done. That’s all I can say about it right now. When it’s done I’ll post more. (And yes, I know this is a 500-pixel low-res image. That’s the tease.)

secret sketch

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

I got an email from Keri Smith recently asking me to be part of a project that involves presidents of the U.S. I requested good facial hair and as a result got Chester Arthur, 21st President of the United States (1829 – 1886).
I didn’t know much about this fellow, but I did some reading and lots of sketching. The final isn’t done yet, but here are two sketches. Stay tuned for more on this project.
Chester A Arthur sketch 2
Chester A Arthur sketch 1

Monday, March 19th, 2007

A few weeks ago I answered some questions put forth by Kelly Erb of tinytreasury dot com. It was for a series she thunk up called “Friday Fifteen” in which up-and-coming kid’s book types pretend to be famous for a minute or two. Mine went up on March 2. Enjoy.

Friday, January 19th, 2007

I’ve posted a dozen or more pictures of my studio to Flickr. Most of them are annotated. Comment and enjoy.

studio mosaic