Sunday, June 27, 2010

UPDATE: Self-Promo Summer, Prints for Sale, and ICON!

June has proven to be a very busy, but very rewarding month!
First up, I have finished illustrations for St. Louis Magazine, River Styx Magazine, and my work is gonna be out in the next few weeks in CMYK 47! I can't show any of these works yet, but I am posting this recent personal piece I just finished up.

I have also been working on a lot of promotional material to send out for the summer and to hand out at conferences. Take a look! I have new postcards set up, the bulk of which have been sent out already, and a bunch of great new mini-cards from
My friend and former teacher John Hendrix was nice enough to loan me his button maker as well, so I've punched out about 400 buttons to hand out and sell this summer. I'm pretty stoked about these and so far people seem to like them.

Finally, if you have been wanting to get a Sam Washburn illustration in your own hands you will soon have the opportunity! The Beacon will be selling prints of 7 of my INTERSECTIONS illustrations at the Inaugural Beacon Festival next week! Be sure to stop by and pick up one of your own! There will be several different locations and events, all of which you can find out about here. You might even see me there as well!

Hoping to post some sketches soon, and keep you all updated. Cheers!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

International Jugglers' Association

I have meant to post this for a while now- I had the pleasure of producing alot of the promotional art for the upcoming Juggler's Festival in Sparks Nevada held by the International Juggler's Association. Spent quite a bit of time figuring out neon effects and distortion effects for this one. Since the event is taking place near Reno, I thought a Las Vegas/glitz treatment was most appropriate. Had some great fun researching it, as you can imagine. Hope to see it in print soon.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New INTERSECTIONS: Cherokee Street!

I've been itching to draw Cherokee street for awhile now for the Intersections series for awhile now- It's a big arts district and really unique neighborhood here in St. Louis, tons of great shops, printing presses, mexican food, etc.

Took a new approach with this illo, tried using a mix of gouache and graphite before digitally coloring it. I like how it came out looking like a collage, and fits the aesthetic of the street. I've included the sketch and the final.
Special Thanks to Lyndsey Scott for her help on this one!