Monday, June 15, 2009

Buddha/Lotus

Buddha, Lotus, & the Wheel, 8.25x14", pencil/ink/digital

The above is the newest addition to my show in July with SM Vidaurri. It's something of an amalgamation from my sketchbook, as well as an experiment with combining several processes I've used before. Buddhist art an symbolism is something I've always found really interesting and so I wanted to work within that framework. The show opens next month, July 10th.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Of Plutonium & Detectives

Sleuthing Nuclear Smuggling, 10x6.5", pencil/digital

While I was in Yellowstone, I received an email from the art director of Security Management about doing a spot. The article, Sleuthing Nuclear Smuggling, was about how the black market sale of nuclear materials can't be stopped through electronic detection devices alone, but more hands on detective work.

I worked up some film noir imagery with magnifying glasses, spy movie lighting, etc, but thankfully because I had some time to get the sketches done I didn't need to rely on my immediate ideas (some of which were a bit tired). They chose my 3rd sketch, wherein an agent peels back the 2d skin of a briefcase to reveal it's nuclear contents. The end product came along well and the magazine was very easy to work with. It was a great chance to do the kind of illustration I really hope to be doing more of in the future.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sketches

Miriam sleeping on the train to New York, 3.5x5.5"

Don't use brush pens at high altitudes, 5x8.25".


Squid! 5x8.25",

New work is soon to come, but until I can post that work I thought I'd share some recent sketches. Enjoy.