Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Magic Woman

Did this one with charcoal, pastels, and photoshop. This one is inspired by the mystique of "gypsy" and "flapper" women.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Figure Drawing: The Quest to Draw Human Beings Being Human

Did these drawings at the Norfolk Drawing Group and a portrait drawing group I sometimes attend. New finished artwork coming soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

au courant orchestra

Here's the final version. Thinking of making a series based on this, and handling each piece with different mediums.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Work in progress-(au courant orchestra)

Here's a sneak at what I've been working on lately. It's graphite, ink, and touches of gouache on illustration board at this stage. Still establishing values and defining things, but I'm liking where it's headed. Sorry for the bad resolution, I shot it with my iPhone camera. More updates on this one to follow!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Foodblogs/Self Proclaimed "Foodies"

This is the image that went to print.

These 2 images were fleshed-out ideas for the article, but ultimately they weren't used.

I did these images last month for Richmond Magazine. The article was in their humor column about an avid food blogger who proclaims himself and his cohorts to be "foodies", but really they only hit the cliche restaurants (olive garden, TGI Fridays, etc.) and enjoy fine dining accoutrement such as box wine. The Art Director wanted to see what kind of a character I could come up with to fit the story, while working with some loose and splattery pen and ink work with minimal color. I wanted to make the character seem not so much like a snob, as much as an oblivious guy who fancies himself a critic...but has zero merit. This assignment was a really fun curveball to work on.

Oh, and here's the initial character ideation sketches for the "foodie" protagonist. Enjoy!