Sunday, March 25, 2007
As promised, Comic Con '07 at the Javits Center
Some of these folks I know, others... I didn't. I have some good shots of Storm Troopers mulling about. There were 3 Boba Fetts, I counted 2 Darth Vaders, and a whole bunch of Jedi's of various shapes and sizes, at least 3 Supermans from various incarnations. 1 Flash, 2 Green Lanterns, and a bunch of anime' characters I don't know. I enjoyed all the visual stimulation and hanging out with some really good and cool artists. All these shots are from Artist's Alley, which was put on a separate floor for some stupid reason. Well, we all know why, the art is an unpleasant necessity to ILLUSTRATED STORIES! so they had to put the artists somewhere. The garbage dump out back was full, or we would have been put there. (steps off soap box)
Friday, March 23, 2007
Just breaking things up. This is stupid.
Just unearthed this under a pile of papers in a box I haven't looked in for a while.
I don't know what I was thinking. It's at least 7 or 8 years old, done at a bar with my fancy brush pen while drinking wine with a fellow juvenile adult. (who was actually 10 years older than me!)
Thursday, March 22, 2007
My friend Jen got slashed by the editing person in this. I was in the audience and although I enjoy thinking about aliens and the science fiction of them, she won the debate. And Friedman is a real life rocket scientist!
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Things are moving.
A few of the latest spots and what not. In order: The Week, Westword, Bank Technologies News (last 2). Got a mailing out over a week ago of the 1st Bob Dylan card. Met some art directors at the Society of Illustrators by chance while lunching with my buddy Steve Ellis. I of course stuffed them with my latest cards. My other friend, Ray Lago, wrote a really nice (short) e mail to an art director at Topps who contacted me immediately. Ray was already doing some work for him and was nice enough to give me an introduction. I can't show what I've done for the project yet. Another project I've done that I can't show yet are some sketches for the next Ozze Fest poster.
My website is updated finally!
Thanks to David, Dae and Lux for patience and help!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
my promo cards
My latest set of promo cards. The order I'm sending them in is old Bob to young, one month apart. As a joke the 4th card could be a baby playing with a toy guitar.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Muscular Development again
Tons of Deadlines! Missed the Comm Arts DL. frustration. I've been hitting the client DLs. Contests seem to come out of nowhere!
Thursday, March 01, 2007
The Week again...
Last night's work. I'll be posting some pictures from the New York Comic Con next. That is the reason I had to cram this week. I didn't get around to doing the sketches I was supposed to do. I had one illo due on Monday, 3 on Tues. and the cover for The Week on Wed.
The process. Sketch in the office on Monday. I redrew and painted a monochromatic acrylic under painting on the gesso-ed panel. Monday night. Tuesday I took a quick photo at that stage to show Brett, the AD, how the color was going. The consensus was that there needed to be an environment. I blocked one in out of my head. I wanted to be careful to make a decent composition since it wasn't planned from the start. I also didn't have a lot of time to do anything very involved. Simple wood panel, a corner of a desk cheating in. I was just thinking in shapes and then trying to figure out what would fit in them.
I signed the painting hanging on the wall as my own personal amusement. I hope it doesn't get cropped out! I got to bed around 8:30 AM-ish on Wed.. I ended up liking it.