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.