Friday, July 16, 2010

On Display at Starbucks in Jacksonville

Currently showing at Starbucks in the trendy San Marco district of Jacksonville is my "Aesop Revisited" series. Since San Marco is a historic district, this particular Starbucks has this old existing brick wall inside that works in great contrast to the rest of the modern, hip look that a Starbucks normally has. The works will be up until the end of July. Each painting is 16" x 20" and done with acrylic on illustration board.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Orlando Weekly Cover

orlando weekly cover by chris hsuThis illustration was developed for the cover of Orlando Weekly with the main story pertaining to the future of outgoing Orange County mayor Rich Crotty and the humorous possible career paths for him moving ahead.

And speaking of Orlando, I went to EPCOT this past weekend for the first time in a while and noticed they updated many of the rides to keep up with modern technology (which makes sense considering the park is supposed to be dedicated to technological advancement and cultural showcase). I remember way back when Spaceship Earth, aka the big golf ball, used to show the "future" at the end of the ride by showing two kids from different continents communicating on a video screen conference of some sort. Who knew the "future" was so imminent??

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July 2010

Did this little doodle for fun. Acrylic with pencil, 5x7. Also, while you're feeling patriotic today please enjoy this crazy rendition of The Stars and Stripes Forever played out on a single guitar by Chet Atkins. It was originally arranged by a Guy van Duser and I imagine there's only a small percent of super adept guitarists that can play it with such articulation. It's got the melody, bassline, even the very recognizable piccolo part. John Philip Sousa, are you seeing this??