Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Black Bird

Working on a new print for eyechartcity.com. Can you guess the locale?

Four Calling Birds

An early version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" refers to "four colly birds"- "colly" being a regional English expression for "black."

Friday, December 1, 2017

Camus


I am woefully behind on blog posts. Here's a charcoal sketch of Albert Camus.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cut and Paste

Some days we draw cartoon rabbits and some days we draw a laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy. You just never know.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Seen Around Town

Our UB Bulls logo, supersized. I tell my Digital Illustration students- make sure you get the details right. You never know where (or how big) that logo is going to be used.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Wonder Woman

I met an Isaeli Army veteran who asked me (okay, ordered me) to do a drawing of Wonder Woman Gal Gadot (herself a former Israeli soldier). I'll do a "nice" one, but in the meantime here's a little late-night cartoon.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Kirby

August 28th will mark the 100th birthday of Jacob Kurtzberg, better known as Jack Kirby, the King of Comics.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fly the Adirondacks, Framed

Cool- our "Fly the Adirondacks" print in a hand-made birch frame at dartbrookrustic.com.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Spider-Man

A little Spider-Man drawing, inspired by "Homecoming," which is terrific.

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