Monday, April 30, 2012

Great Rivalries in History: The Bone Wars

Hi Everybody,

I just finished up this illustration about the "Bone Wars". The wars were between two of the first American Paleontologists, E.D. Cope (left) and O.C. Marsh (right), in the period after the Civil War. Their story is fascinating, as they went out of the way to destroy each other for decades. I highly suggest viewing the PBS special, which is available to view here.

Since I love imagery from the Victorian/ Gilded Age, and this illustration would surely involve dinosaurs, this project was a no-brainer for me. Drawing the dinosaur skeletons was particularly fun. I have included some rough work for you to peruse under the illo.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Work for the Beacon: Wash U Bosses

Here is the latest work I  have produced for the Snapshot series for the St. Louis Beacon.

Hope you enjoy it! You can check the link here.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Art of Illustration at the Edwardsville Art Center

Hello everyone,

I'm excited to announce that I was asked to provide some work for a new show at the Edwardsville Art Center in Illinois. It's always a pleasure to have my work on display, but this time is indeed unique, as I will be sharing space with the most diverse and talented group of illustrators that St. Louis and southern Illinois has to offer. I have included the full list below along with some links to show what I mean.

I will also be selling some prints of one of my pieces. You can get your own "MO-MO" from April 27th to May 25th! Full info can be found here.

Exhibiting Artists

John Blaire More

Jean Probert

Michael Halbert

Robert Matson

Edward Kinsella

Dan Martin

Kerry Smith

John Hendrix

Rj Shay

John Dyess

Glenn McCoy

Laura Linn

Gary McCoy

Michael Anderson

Rip Kastaris

Ted Wright

Lisa Ober

Brian Yap

Bryan Haynes

Mike Right

James Cook

Chuck Groth

Sam Washburn

Tony Leon

Lynn Alpert

Mark Wiseman

Arne Thrbjornson

Claire Thomas-Morgan

Roy Elma Smith

Joanne Kluba

John Shew

Kevin Belford

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Get Your MITN Ninja Shirt today!

Hi everyone-
Wanted to let you know about this new shirt I just illustrated (in a marathon session this evening) for Made in the Now. MITN is an awesome t-shirt design studio/ retailer that produces shirts based on news stories from the same day.

I was fortunate enough to be asked by them to produce a shirt, and was given a story about female ninjas in Iran! I worked at break-neck speed to get a design out, and I'm pretty happy with the result. You can check out the design, or buy one for yourself here!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Gas Price Woes

Did a little spot this weekend after filling my gas tank- the summer price hikes are early this year. Really starting to enjoy this shape-based approach to work. Guess we'll see if it's gonna stick around.