Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cute Boy?

The inspiration for this painting literally hit me on the street (on the streets of New York to be exact, on one of my recent trips there). My friend and I saw a woman with a baby carriage and instead of a baby – there was a dog in the carriage. We had a good laugh about it, and I made a note to myself to at least do a little sketch about it.
The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to develop it into an illustration. I’ve done some more thinking, added a few elements, made the characters much more exciting then they were on the streets of NY, and here you go – a fun piece about the things I notice around me.

A little note about my reference photos: they are taken as a point of departure. In this illustration I wasn’t going for realistic figures, but a little help with the gestures of the figures, facial expressions and hands are always a plus.

As I get better at drawing and I simplify and stylize my figures, I will be able to draw faster and more accurately, accurately not in the sense of having a perfect, realistic drawing, but accurately in the sense that a drawing is believable and exists its own right.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Recognition form Creative Quarterly Magazine: Creative Quarterly 21 Runner Up

Creative Quarterly just announced the winners and runners up for its competition. I'm very excited to find out that I'm one of the runners up for Illustration. It is very encouraging to be recognized by your peers. I'm so happy and so ready to work even harder.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Two Major Exhibits Featuring Outstanding Illustrators not to be Missed!

"An Exquisite Vision: The Art of Lisbeth Zwerger" at
the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA
June 29, 2010 - September 26, 2010

"BLOW UP: Hanuka, Shimizu, Weber" at the Society of Illustrators in NY, NY

September 1 - October 16, 2010