Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dolly for Washington Post Express

I was recently contacted by art director Adam Griffiths to illustrate a full page portrait of Dolly Parton for the Washington Post Express. This is the first illustration I've done specifically for them and the experience was great. I've been fortunate lately with some really fun jobs and this one was no exception. Adam gave me a lot of freedom to go nuts with the hair. I'm also posting some alternate versions along with the 2 original sketches.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cover for this week's Dallas Observer

I was really excited when Art Directer Alexander Flores from Dallas Observer asked me to illustrate this cover. A lot of my favorite artists including some friends have done work for the Observer and they all had great things to say about their experiences. This was no different. Alexander was really clear in his communication and encouraging throughout the process. The story is about Joey Dauben, a small town small press guy that has big ambitions....maybe just not realistic ones : ) Alexander wanted to go with a Citizen Kane theme taking inspiration from the photo of Orson Wells standing on an endless pile of newspaper stacks. He also thought it would add some humor to make Joey a bit younger looking wearing a suit a few sizes too big. After asking my wife to pose in one of my suits standing on a few old newspapers we had, this is what I came up with. Here is the article

Friday, July 1, 2011

New Work

Below is an illustration for this month's Cincinnati Magazine about an electro rock band call Kry Kids.

Below is my entry in to Jillian Tamaki's Summer Myth contest. This is Zeus releasing Aquila to the sky. Aquila is a constellation who's stars shine the brightest in the Summer months.

This was a quick spot for Time Out New York about an expo of eclectic classes ranging from dumpster diving to Snails. The top illustration is from the sketch they selected and the bottom two I decided to ink and color because I liked them : )