Monday, September 27, 2010

Illustrations from years past


Illustrations for a short illustrated book.
 Cover for a childrens book about a boy and his robot.

An inside spread

Visual journalism piece documenting the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

A portrait of the late Michael Jackson

An illustration depicting the emotion, "surprise"

Personal commission

Illustrations from classes I took a year or two ago, from the top: Survival, Visual Journalism, Childrens book illustration, Illustration 5, and a personal commission. Figured this would be a good place to post up some older work. It was a hectic 4 years, but those were good times.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A la portrait

Sometimes, what makes a great portrait is the expression on a person's face, something in their eye that just grabs your attention and holds you there. The challenge in painting from a photo reference is capturing that spark and perhaps even enhancing it in the illustration. 

Original photograph taken by the Satorialist.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

At the Velo Rouge Café

 It's perfect symmetry when you find a nice cafe to draw in and plenty of people to draw.