Saturday, December 17, 2011
So Cool! The New York Times on December 1, 2011 published the article, After Pushing Gay Marriage, Cuomo Is Thanked With Money. In it they reference the Advocate Magazine's September issue with "his smiling image on the cover." I made that smiling image!!! They even link to it. :)
Just in case you've forgotten it, I've taken the liberty to repost the image for you. Also, did you see the About the Artist blurb the Advocate wrote about me? Well, in case you haven't, here it is.
Big thanks to my friend Dave Lin for pointing it out to me!
This is one is a few weeks late. Here's an illustration I did for the Village Voice, published on November 9th, 2011. Steven Thrasher talks to Ralph Richard Banks about his book, Is Marriage for White People.
Read it on the Village Voice website.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Drawings from my fourth and final Pines Nude Drawing session, brought to you from the Meatrack! This session was especially fun as we brought our drawings supplies out into the woods of the Meatrack--the section of Fire Island between the Pines and Cherry Grove. It was quite the adventure since we had to navigate through the floods left from Hurricane Irene and the extra rain that followed, just to get to our drawing spot!
Once we found a spot, it turned out to be a really beautiful day to be outside. Our models looked so perfect set against nature. It's such a treat to get to draw a model outside of the studio. I can't count the number of drawings and paintings I have with studio chairs, easels, and random drapery in the background. A tree is a nice substitute.
We worked in two places in the rack. The first was a rather secluded section with lots of sun. The second was a little deeper into the woods and a little closer to the main pathway. Our little drawing session got a range of reactions by those passing through. Particularly interesting where those who passed through two, three, and four times. ;)
Our Meatrack drawing session, was a fun little way for me to end my summer of drawing in the Pines. There's one more session of Pines Nude Drawing, next weekend, if you're interested. Unfortunately, I'm unable to make it. I'm grateful for the times I have gotten to go this summer, though.
I have to say it again, that it was one of my favorite parts of my summer vacation. Not only was it fun, but it's inspired me to do more sketchbook work. I'm definitely going to be looking this fall and winter for some opportunities. It won't be the same as my Saturday beach drawings, though. So, I definitely can't wait until next summer to do it again!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The folks at The Advocate Magazine are the best! In the mail, I just received a few copies of my issue, AND A POSTER OF MY COVER! Can you say, "Best Client Ever!" It's so cool of them to send me the poster. I was already planning on getting the issue framed. Now I have even more.
Made my day, guys. Big thumbs up. Thanks! :)
The second installment from Harry Siegel, illustrated by John MacConnell.
On the Village Voice website.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Check out my illustration for the cover for the September issue of The Advocate!
Marriage Equality has been passed in New York State and this issue talks to the man who pushed for it, Governor Andrew Cuomo. I know you want to run out and go grab it now, but it's not on stands, yet. So, you're just going to have to settle for reading/seeing my artwork on the Advocate website.
I'm so honored to have been asked to create the image for this monumental issue and I'm excited it turned out so great. Once it becomes available you should get one right away. Trust me, it's going to be a hot commodity. I think I'm going to frame mine. :)
I am really having a great summer. During the week, I've been working my butt off with freelance jobs and every couple weeks I've been running off to the beach for the weekends. What more could I ask for?
This summer there's something new going on in the Fire Island Pines. Carlos Pisco has started up the Pines Nude Drawing. Every other week, Carlos has been pulling together a group of guys to get together and draw. It's not something one typically finds at the beach, but where else could there be a more beautiful setting? I went for the first time the last time I was out and had a blast. It was a great way to start my morning--poolside with my sketchbook, pencils, and free models.
Here's just a few of the drawing I did while I was there. It was a really wonderful experience and I can't wait to get back to do some more!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Go out right now and pick up a copy of this week's Village Voice! Now, go to page 10! There it is! There it is! This is the first image of a series that I'm doing for the Village Voice!
After the doing a piece for the movie, "Hanna," the Village Voice has brought me on to do a weekly illustration, paired with their writer Harry Siegel. The column is very traditional, in the sense, that it will be digging and revealing, reporting on local politics. This week's article looks at Mayor Bloomberg. The mayor has been caught using Bloomberg.com email address for office communication, leaving messages off the record. Read more about it on the Village Voice website.
The Village Voice is printed on a weekly basis and distributed throughout the red boxes every Wednesday morning. Pick it up every week to see my contribution!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Lots of things going on these days! Look for a lot of posts coming up. I'm really excited about a project that hits newsstands in August. I'll definitely be posting about it right away!
In light of all the work I've been doing, I decided that it was past due for me to update my website--in particular, the Design page. Many of these projects were already listed on the site, but I've finally taken the time to flesh some of them out adding many new pictures and brief project descriptions. Of note, I've divided the projects by type and added Jean-Paul Viguier: Cool Models, Covergirl, and various logo concepts to the list. The Illustration page remains mostly the same, with the addition of new projects.
There's still some work to be done, though. Some of the project descriptions could still use a little work and I'll hopefully be adding a project or two more, shortly.
So, please go check it out and remember to visit the About page and Like me on Facebook!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
And I answer, "Most certainly not!" But, I'm happy to do some pretty exciting illustrations of these tough guys.
First, we have the smokejumper. These guys jump out of airplanes, into the middle of forest fires to put them out... OUT OF AIRPLANES, INTO FOREST FIRES! Simply unbelievable. Let's not forget they're carrying 110 lbs of gear and have to worry about getting caught in the 150 foot tall ponderosa trees on their way down...
Also, listed is the Sherpa or mountain guides of the Himalayas. They spend their days living at 13,000 feet helping whoever wants to climb Mt. Everest this day or next. Unfortunately, they end up climbing 10x the amount of their clients and have to organize the transport of the 8,000 lbs of gear throughout the hike. But I hear you can't beat the views.
This was a super fun job to work on, though. Totally felt like I was getting to draw superheroes for this project. And really, I think I was--these people save lives every day. I just wish I could have gotten to draw something for each of the other jobs which included Gurkha soldiers, wildlife biologists, river raft guides, outward bound instructors, and Navy SEALs.
Check out my illustrations and of course the rest of the article in the May 2011 issue of Backpacker Magazine, on shelves now.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Quick! Run out and grab the current Village Voice! It's their Comics Issue in honor of MOCCA Fest which is taking place this weekend. I created this illo for their movie review of HANNA which opened this past Friday. If you can't find it on the stands (I had trouble), you can check it out here. Yay comics!