Friday, December 24, 2010

The Missing Drummer Boy

It's been over 5 years since anyone has heard from Tom Vek. He released his impressive debut album We Have Sound in 2005, creating an avid fanbase who still to this day, have been patiently awaiting to hear any kind of follow-up. Only problem is, no one knows what has become of the man. Despite countless articles, and even the creation of a Facebook group on the subject, no one seems to be any closer to an answer.

In a digital age where we seem to know about each other's every move, he has somehow managed to allude any detection. And as the mystery continues, Tom Vek's status as a cult legend grows...

Sketch referenced from my favorite Tom Vek music video for "C-C (You Set the Fire in Me)"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Theme Park Concept Sketches

I recently drew some concept sketches for a Movie Theme Park based in China. It was the first time creating work for a client that was meant to look unfinished and loose, with the sketch being the final product. What you see here are only a few that I drew.

It was definitely a fun project, especially because I got paid to do my two favorite things: concept & sketch!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Full Speed, Half Blind

I've been playing Interpol's newest song "Barricade," all day after watching them perform it yesterday on Late Night with David Letterman. I based this sketch of Paul Banks on that performance.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Spanish Revival

I saw this photograph by Alexi Lubomirski in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar and simply felt compelled to recreate it as a drawing.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Passalong Plants

I recently updated my website to include a section for my editorial illustrations. While going through my works, I discovered this sketch I had created for an article in US Airways Attaché magazine, about passalong plants. View how the final turned out HERE.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Don't Waste the Outrage

I wanted to share a little behind the scenes on a recent editorial illustration I worked on for The Progressive. I love being given the freedom to conceptualize an image, rather than have an Art Director tell me up front what they expect to see. It's my favorite part of the art making process.

These are the three initial sketches I created before choosing one to base the final off of. I like sketching out as much of the idea with good old pencil on paper whenever possible. But with the last two, I ended up moving some elements around and drawing in a bit more with Photoshop in order to make their compositions fill the image space better.

Check out which one the Art Director liked best by viewing the finished illustration HERE.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Prince Albert

As played by Rupert Friend in The Young Victoria.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Edward Cullen

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Old Sketch, New Painting

I had a teacher that once said to save all your ideas, because even if you don't feel strongly about one, you may look at it differently down the road.

drew this sketch approximately 3 years ago, and just recently created the painting " Mind Block ," based around it. Glad I kept it around.

Days of Our Wives

I rediscovered this sketch recently while perusing the "vaults", and figured I shouldn't keep this one to myself.