Sunday, June 25, 2006

A friend of mine has been working on a series of childrens books. They are design to teach kids about body image and how to deal with being different. I created a few sketches for her. These pictures are for a story about a girl who is really tall for her age and the advantages/disdvantages that go along with that. It's a great idea and I hope the books find their way to a willing publisher.
As the main focus of this particular book was geared towards young girls, I was trying for a softer, almost watercolor-type pallette. By leaving the background with more subddued tones and adding splashes of color I hoped to draw the viewers attention to the main subject of each sketch. It's all pen work and colored in Photoshop.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

This is a piece I did in Photoshop. I don't feel it's finished yet, however I no longer have a computer powerful enough to handle the file. My six year-old PC just doesn't quite handle large files like this too well. I'm just learning how to paint in photoshop. Some of the artwork I see out there is amazing, so I know I still have a long way to go.

Monday, June 12, 2006

We have this alley right behind the building I work in. For the most part it's empty except for the occasional pot smokers and street people rooting through the garbage. Today however we almost had a fight. 'Almost" is the key word here.
Now I'm not one to promote violence but, if your going to distract me and my fellow artists with yelling and the promise of a good fight, the least you could do is live up to the hype. These guys were lame. Some kicking and name calling. Just like little girls.
For a few precious moments my desk was the most popular spot in the studio, due to it's prime viewing space, and these guys wussed out and walked away. Now the glory is gone....sigh.
Of course I was faced with the moral dilema: call the cops, or take pictures with my cell phone....I'm so awful. So much for a blog about world peace....
These are a few pieces I did as a test for a studio.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Sunday, June 04, 2006

I'm not sure what the purpose of this Blog is just yet. Till some actual higher purpose can be found (like changing the world), it will simply serve as a place to publish some of my artwork. Enjoy!