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Lifelong learning illustration

Last month I was commissioned to create an illo for the College of Visual Arts’ Lifelong learning brochure. I thought the illo should represent learning in an abstract, decorative manner. A pattern from it would be repeated within the brochure. After twenty or so thumbnails, I decided to let the pattern determine the image and [...]

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Bandages illustration

This summer I was commissioned by Tim Schafer at Treasury & Risk Magazine to illustrate an article about healthcare reform, equating mental health benefits with physical health benefits. My concept sketches focused on a broken arm wrapped in a cast along with a view of the brain also wrapped in a cast. Tim chose the [...]

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Eritrea illustration

I was happy and honored this summer to be commissioned by Brian Gray to do an illustration for Liberty Magazine. The story was about religious persecution in the country of Eritrea. My concept sketches began with the ideas of covering, silencing, guns and then focused on confinement. Brian liked the hand-cuffed hands confined by the [...]

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Mel Gibson 4

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the contrast between the pink and the dark blue so I reduced the palette to a simpler monochromatic light blue and dark blue. Above is the two-color version with separations below.

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Cyclestache print 3

Above is the final Cyclestache illustration. The background bicycles looked like they were going to be too busy so I changed the pattern to wheels with curls of hair suggesting wings, flying wheels. The first session in the print studio went well. I printed the yellow background and the pink skin color. The next session [...]

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So I’ve worked through my cycling angst and have moved on to a new friendlier illustration for the Local/Euro exhibit. Here is the process so far, still some things to resolve like the mustache, the background, and some additional line work here and there. But I’m hoping to begin printing this tomorrow. The idea for [...]

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