Thursday, January 15, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Children's Book - sketches

Among other things, I am working on illustrating a children's story that my Mom wrote awhile back. Until recent events made me go through somewhat of an identity crisis, I thought I was over children's books. Previous experiences left me hating the idea, but now I find myself intrigued again. Perhaps it's because I feel a little more confident in my drawing abilities, also because I know with this particular story I have total creative freedom. No art directors requiring me to finish 32 full color, full page spreads in 2 weeks.. and then nixing the project all together.

Anyway, I'm pretty excited about this project. I'm excited about drawing new material. I'm looking forward to busting out the watercolors again after putting them on the shelf for a good 2 years or so (give or take)

Here's is what I have so far. And as always, I'll keep you posted.


Opening/Street Art

The other night, I attended the opening at Fecal Face Dot Gallery which is currently host to Paul Urich's show, "Gone But Not Forgotten".

Driven by the notion that people die when their face is no longer recognizable, Urich haunts his viewers with faint sketches of anonymous folk culled from old family albums. With light pencil strokes, Urich sets tiny faces floating on vast expanses of paper, then overlays them with dabs of color and broad gouache strokes that resemble the bubble and burn of melting celluloid. The result tugs at the eye with the urgency of an image speeding across a rearview mirror. -Flavorpill

I also wanted to share with you this mural I have come across several times since living here, only this time I actually had my camera with me.

Check out more of Andrew Schoultz's work Here

Monday, January 5, 2009


Yay, finished with another illustration. I can't sleep, so I figured I'd just keep working on it. I must say, that I am quite proud of this one. It's different from anything I've made recently (mainly due to the fact there is an actual environment as opposed to just a blank background) I hope you like it as much as I do =)

in progess

Continuing with my dream illustrations, here is another in progress. This is from the same dream as the other 2 (below) And of course I'll post the finished version as soon as I'm done.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dream illustrations

For the past several weeks, I've been having very elaborate and vivid dreams. Feeling a little hard up for ideas, I've decided to start illustrating these dreams, and ideally have the end result be a series of zines.

Here's the start for a dream I actually had a couple of months ago, but still remember really well. I'm going back to using photoshop to illustrate this particular dream, mainly because I'm lacking funds and space to use any other media.

I'm not sure if I want to illustrate all of the dreams this way, I don't think they necessarily all have to look the same, because none of the dreams look the same in my mind.. but I'm still deciding what/how I want to do this project.

I'll fill you in more on what this dream is about once I make a few more drawings. Until then,

sleep sweet.