Monday, November 25, 2013

Black and White Spots

Here are a few more spots for Miami New Times.  Another grim subject matter.  But it made for some interesting images.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

BW Spots, for Miami New Times

Here are a few images for The Miami New times that were published this week. The article is about some cruel bouncers at a local watering hole in Florida written by Terrance Mccoy .  It will remind you to never tell a bouncer to do their job.  Because if you're at "Dirty Blondes" they will stomp you.  The Art Director Miche Ratto gives a lot of freedom to play and add flourishes that develop after the sketch and pencil stage.  I have included some of the sketches and pencils.

link to article:

These images are fun and because of the timeframe they force you make quick decisions.  I basically have 5 days to deliver.  And although there are things that feel a little rushed there is a freeing quality to the tight deadline.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, September 27, 2013

The Two Kings, W.B. Yeats

I read Treasure Island when I was a kid.  I think it was the first book I completed.  My folks had bought me a great hard bound edition with NC Wyeth's painted illustrations.  It had that rough hewn pages so it looked like it could of been in some pirates foot chest.   I would force myself to read through a chapter so I could get to the illustration page.

check them out if you haven't seen them.  NC Wyeth Treasure Island Illustrations.

Below is my attempt at a story book illustration.  W.B. Yeats has some great epic adventure poems. Many of his poems are re-tellings of Irish myths.  They are full of shape shifting humans, unloved beasts, spirit worlds and fairy lovers that visit in the night.

 below is an excerpt from the poem "The Two Kings"

Amid the elaborate wilderness of the air.
Through bush they plunged and over ivied root,
And where the stone struck fire, while in the leaves
A squirrel whinnied and a bird screamed out;
But when at last he forced those sinewy flanks  35
Against a beech bole, he threw down the beast
And knelt above it with drawn knife. On the instant
It vanished like a shadow, and a cry
So mournful that it seemed the cry of one
Who had lost some unimaginable treasure  40
Wandered between the blue and green leaf
And climbed into the air, crumbling away,
Till all had seemed a shadow or a vision
But for the trodden mire, the pool of blood,
The disembowelled horse.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Recent Black and White Spots

Very Quick sketches on the Wacom

 I got an editorial gig last week. It has been a little while, I am afraid to say.  But it was a treat to turn out three in a short period of time.   These are for the Miami New Times.  The article, "Inside the Secret Lives and Scary Risk-Taking of South Florida's Sugar Babies" is about how rich men solicit women online.  Very creepy. I had some difficulty keeping these things relatively PG.  The article by Michael E. Miller is great and tackles the larger desire for wealth and how all the players in it calculate there morality.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013