Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I have never entered. Is it worth it? They seem to get tons of entries so the competition seems pretty stiff.
The deadline is March 6th.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Jerry says: Jack Heffron of Clerisy Press in Cincinnati, and a freelance writer whose work appears regularly in Cincinnati Magazine, is the editor of the book called "ROLLIE'S FOLLIES".
It is written by Hall of Fame relief pitcher Rollie Fingers, noted for his handle bar moustache, and co-written by Chris 'Yellowstone' Ritter, a Chicago baseball author. The book design and layout was done by Steve Sullivan, a local freelance graphic artist. I drew approximately twenty cartoon illustrations to accompany some of the stories, plus part of the covers.
It's a collection of funny baseball stories and anecdotes, statistics and historical facts. It's a very interesting concept and it'll take a while for readers to ingest it all.
It's not available from me, but It is scheduled to be in book stores by June.
The plan is to produce at least one of these every year and the next one is already in the works.
Link to buy and more coming soon!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The Factory Cats artwork auction will go in waves, with several pieces added per day including the great piece above by Daryll Collins. I wrote about my piece in the show a couple weeks ago.
If you go to the project website and visit the Gallery, the pieces that are on eBay are clearly marked and have a link to their auctions. Once the pieces start selling, they'll be marked 'sold.'
You can also directly view all of the auctions on the list here:
The organizers are trying to spread things out, and mix up styles, sizes and media to keep a varied selection of pieces available. There is a huge variety-something for every art taste!
If you want to see the art in person, the gallery show is open to the public from noon - 7:00pm daily, Tuesday through Saturday, until the end of February.
Check it out and bid early and often!
Here is the final image!
I guess it is true that less is more... That is an advantage with digital-the background can be its own layer. I want to experiment more in Painter but it is a slow process. I secretly painted the crow by hand.
The design of the dress is inspired by the late 1700s (with modern touches.) Think Marie Antoinette pre-Bastille...
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I have finished another oil painting just to smell the paint and see if I still can. Here is my latest still life - a can of Sterno. I love the idea of canned heat or fire in a can. (Those of you who know me and of my fire sculpture will know what I mean).
Monday, February 9, 2009
It is a must read!
The book is available from Edgecliff Press.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The opening is February 14th, 6-10 PM.
You can find more info on their website. (Directions, images from the show, etc.)
A lot of regular illustrators' lunch attendees have work in the show so I hope to see a big turnout!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
This is an image colored completely in Photoshop and Painter over a pencil sketch. There are pros and cons to working this way.
I find acrylic painting to be much faster and spontaneous (and less tight). (This took a heck of a lot longer than two hours). A fusion still seems like the best route.
I love the feel of paint and I love the undo function once you are working digitally. Painter does have some awesome brushes...
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I think I made him a little too skinny, but whatever. I spent about 2 hours from start to finish one night after work on a 9x11 piece of canvas board working from a photo of Barack Obama standing in front of the capitol. I miss illustrator lunches for sure.