Sunday, November 25, 2012

Arms crossed

This is actually a drawing I did several months ago. I set it aside, though, always being unsure of when to post it.

I suppose tonight is finally the night...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Dostoyevsky Revisted...

I had posted this book cover design for The Brothers Karamazov last spring. I had just done this project for fun, but a couple months back, I was contacted by a really great T-shirt company called Out of Print, who make T-shirts with classic book cover designs on them. They somehow found my old blog post and contacted me to see if they could use my design on one of their shirts for the upcoming holiday push.

They just released the shirt the day before Thanksgiving, and I am really excited with how it looks.

Even more satisfying, though, was hearing that the pre-sales of the shirt have been extremely good.



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Leadership of Nature Project


I have been asked to participate in a large educational project entitled "Leadership of Nature."

The project is aiming to illustratate a bunch of stories about animals and nature which help teach important and inspiring life lessons to students.
 
The project has just been launched in an effort to seek out funding, and you can see their webpage here.

Once the project is started, they would like me to draw a number of animal and plant illustrations in a similar style to the animals I drew above. 

I am really looking forward to this project and seeing how it develops. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Startled


I often feel this way.

How about you? 

To startle someone is to glimpse the depth of their humanity.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ghettoblaster Magazine Illustration



Here is the latest illustration I was asked to do for Ghettoblaster magazine. As usual, they provided a rather fun assignment to tackle.

Check out the magazine at your local Barnes & Noble or take a look at their website here.

Many thanks again to Mr. and Mrs. Obe for giving me the assignment.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

White Ink Portrait

This is an experimental illustration I did a while back. I had acquired some new opaque white ink and wanted to try out doing a cross-hatched drawing on black paper.

The end result looks kind of like a scratch-board drawing, but this method had some distinctive advantages.