Wednesday, April 29, 2009

J Hud

Another 1-hour drawing. It's so fun, all I want to do is this for the rest of my life.


1-Hour painting of Tilda Swinton. This is a great way to get loose!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Here's a 1-hour painting.

Neko Case Project II: Roughs

Here are the first three roughs for Tigers Have Spoken, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, and Middle Cyclone. I still have to research the other three albums but these roughs give me a better idea of where I'm headed. Each image will be done in black, gray, and one color. I'm so excited about how loose and energetic these sketches are. I definitely want to keep that energy in the final art. (I almost just want to keep tightening these sketches and call it a day!)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Neko Case Project

I assigned myself a fun little project: I'm going to illustrate 6 Neko Case album covers, weaving a narrative out of the wonderful imagery she creates in her songs. I also want to make this a bit about branding and package design. Here are my thoughts thus far. I think I want to render them much in the same style as the 80 Dlist Boys. Black and white penwork with a premium on hand-drawn texture and color accents.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

80 Dlist Boys: dirrtydude, hurley616

These two feel like weak links. I'm perhaps starting to feel stifled by the format. I hope I get my groove back with no. 17! I think a lot of it is my vain attempt at trying to capture these portraits perfectly in a perfect little sketchbook, when my best work is invariably on napkins and notepads that will be thrown out. I need to loosen up and be okay with failure.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

80 Dlist Boys: The ones I did when I was in New York

I completed these last four sketches during a short jaunt to New York. I was looking at graduate programs and had the privilege of meeting with Marshall Arisman who is the head of SVA's Illustration MFA program. He gave me some really insightful feedback and I think I'm done with all these long necks. Not to say I'll never draw a long neck again because I sure will. But "not everyone has a long neck."