Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lady Windermere's Fan Step-By-Step

I thought might be fun to show the process behind a recent project- a poster for The Irish Classical Theatre Company's production of Lady Windermere's Fan.

A few years ago I did this quick, loose sketch from a magazine photo while I was working on something else (apparently involving City Hall).  I thought it was an interesting pose, so I tossed it into the cardboard box under my desk where I keep the drawings that might prove useful one day.


 I remembered that original sketch when I started thinking about Lady Windermere- I thought it might serve as a starting point for a portrait of the title character. I did a quick pen-and-ink version, adding jewelry and a fan:


Next, I did a tight pencil sketch, placed it in the layout and sent it over to the Theatre to get their feedback:

The folks at the ICTC gave me a go-ahead with one minor suggestion: move the fan in front of Lady Windermere's face. I brought the pencil sketch into Adobe Illustrator and started "inking" the drawing using the pen tool:



Once the line art was finished, I added flat areas of color, and then brought the drawing into Photoshop where I added a little bit of modeling and a little distress. Done!



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Illustrations for UB's Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

See New Orleans

Just in time for Mardi Gras, our latest Eye Chart print, this one featuring all things New Orleans.

Monday, February 27, 2017

See Los Angeles

Ray's Donuts, Muscle Beach, The Chemosphere House, etc.- our latest Eye Chart.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bombshell Pinup

Cool- we found our pinup art for Bombshell Hard Apple Cider on display at Three Brothers Winery.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017