Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
In the middle of December I took it upon myself to try to get some holiday content out to the customers who had downloaded and installed Fresh Paint. The idea was that we could offer them free, seasonal projects that they could use to make physical decorations for their homes, and it would help to lend a bit of personality to Fresh Paint in general, since we had no website or active social media presence. Above is a completed paint project,one of two I designed. Unfortunately, we were never able to deliver this to the users, as the app would not allow for offering material on anything but a permanent basis, and no one wanted to have seasonal decorations available year round. A near miss, I'd say.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Update: Coming in for a landing with that lower image. I ought to wrap this up this evening, if I don't get distracted by other projects.
Update 2: Not finished yet. I was called away by some other projects. Almost there... more work on the arms and hands, and another pass on the center of the face and we ought to be finished.
Friday, May 4, 2012
For one reason or another, I've been asked to make self portraits over the years for inclusion in mastheads, or on employee identification files, or for year end business or other similar things.
Over the years, they've piled up. I think that, sadly, the one with the green shirt is closest to the cruel hand fate dealt me, but the other weirdo ones are at least funny.
That blue head was drawn by my brother many, many years ago. You can tell how old it is since I've had silver hair coming in since I was in my twenties. I cherish the one copy I have of that drawing. I don't even have the original anymore, but I cherish the washed out xerox in my file cabinet.
The beardo one is ancient as well. I fully remember the ponytail I wore when I drew that one. The one on the right there was drawn a full seventeen years later.
This is just Facebook silliness. Nothing to see here.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
These drawings might not be new, but I've been thinking about getting more life drawing in, and revisiting these sketches really helped me with that decision.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The very kind people at Best Friends Animal Society are putting out an activity book, and I'm lucky enough to be doing the illustrations for it. This is the cover illustration. I'll post the cover once I have the file in hand.
EDIT: This illustration has been bumped in favor of a different illustration with a menagerie of animals, including that most common of household pets, the horse.
Monday, April 4, 2011
The oldest thing you'll see on this blog. I found this illustration I did for the San Francisco Weekly (go SFW!) at least a decade ago. It's so old that I dialed down the color on this thing so it wouldn't be completely yellowed over.
It's fun to see old drawings. Sometimes it shows you how far you've come, sometimes it shows you something that has been missing in your more recent work. That gray tone thing on portraits- I've got to bring that back.