Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New "INTERSECTIONS": St. Charles

This month I visited St. Charles for my Intersections series. It has a great historic feel to it and some amazing buildings on the main street. It also has a spectacular site for artists to work in called The Foundry, which is a remodeled factory that stores several working artists' studios. I highly suggest you go check it out!

For this illustration I tried a new approach which mixes my sketchbook work and my typical illustration approach. Basically I went straight to ink instead of using graphite to create gradients as I usually do. If you'd like to show the Beacon some love, plus get quick links to the other illustrations in the Intersections series- click here.

More coming soon!

Monday, March 29, 2010

illustration for St. Louis Magazine!

UPDATE! Here is the illustration- in full color glory!

I can't publish it on the blog yet, but I highly encourage you to go out and buy the latest issue of St. Louis magazine- featuring an illustration by me! Best part? It's of costume! They even posted a mini-profile of me in the magazine! Very exciting!
I will post a longer bit on it when I can. In the meantime, here is a link to St. Louis Magazine's online version of the article.

Special thanks to Kevin Goodbar and Danny Elchert for art direction on this illo as well!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Metro illo or the Capitol!

March has been a VERY busy month. Ended up traveling to the East Coast, meeting with lots of great folks and LOSING a sketchbook!
One of the great things to come out of it though is this- Another piece for the Capitol!
Many thanks to my art director Mitchell Hoffman- he always gives me great projects! You can see the link to the article and The Capitol's site here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

New "INTERSECTIONS": Forest Park

This was a fun one- saw a ton of folks walking dogs while researching- so of course I had to add that in. Here's the link for the Beacon's post.