Saturday, January 31, 2009

Barrack Hussein Obama = Prez

I actually drew this eleven days ago after the inauguration so this is a late posting. The ceremony had a very different feel to it this time around, in fact I don't remember paying much attention to other ones in past years. The energy of the crowds made it feel like I was watching ESPN College Gameday or something, but times a million. This was a really cool pic taken at the event, you can even zoom in close and look for celebrities in the crowd. It's been a while since the US has really felt like it hit a pivotal turning point. Optimism abound...hopefully it'll be a turn for the better.

This lil' sketch is watercolor and pen.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Skate Deck Show

My deck is complete and the All Hands On Decks show is up on display in the gallery at the American Greetings world headquarters. I'm not sure the exactly how many decks are on display but I do know there's at least 50 different illustrators, designers, and artists working in all different techniques for the show.

Since I decided I wanted to paint directly onto the board, my choices were limited to acrylics or oils. I went ahead with acrylics on this design entitled "Alternate Mode of Transportation." The deck has been sold.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Target Valentine's Day Card

My very first American Greetings card has finally reached the shelves at Target and AG stores!  It was a simple assignment, requiring a neb character to run through the door of a heart. The card design was planned by Jody Adams.

Friday, January 9, 2009

"All Hands On Deck" Show

I'm participating in a group skate deck show, which I'm excited about because I've always loved the long format of skateboard decks as art, especially when a lot are displayed at once like when you walk into a really cool skate shop. I'm kinda joining in last minute and as far as what I'm gonna paint on it is still up in the air.

In other news, my MacBook has been resurrected!