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Service

16/11/2013 — Leave a comment

Found this little plaque on the side of an old train car. It’s not the most beautiful piece of type, but it caught my eye none the less.

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Wondering what all of these cat portraits are about? It’s part of a daily project I’m undertaking this year. Read more about the project here.

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Glow

15/11/2013 — Leave a comment

Rather like how this image almost seems to glow. Or is that just me (Am I nuts? Hope not.)? Anyway, even though I tend towards darker palettes, I like how this turned out— the glow of the softer colors helps add lightness and depth to what could’ve turned into a rather gloomy piece. What do you think?

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Update: Like this illustration? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Recent Clouds

14/11/2013 — Leave a comment

It’s been a while since I pulled together a collection of cloud pictures (Like this one and this one). Here are few more from the semi-recent past:

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How has everyone’s week been so far?

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Wondering what all of these cat portraits are about? It’s part of a daily project I’m undertaking this year. Read more about the project here.

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Vandring

13/11/2013 — Leave a comment

A few more from my last walkabout through Copenhagen. The building in the second picture was under construction when I snapped these, wonder how it looks now.

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Up close

12/11/2013 — Leave a comment

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Unearthed

11/11/2013 — Leave a comment

During the recent cleaning ( and purging ) of my main hard drive, I’ve unearthed discarded folders of old work drafts and unpublished photos that have kept me busy for the last few days. This weekend was spent concentrating on photos, so today I’m focusing on illustrations to give my eyes and brain a break. And after going to a few art openings this weekend, the wheels in my head have been turning to spin new ideas into more work.

Here’s one piece I keep coming back to today:

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It didn’t start the day off looking like this, beginning as a discarded draft from 2011 for a piece of an ongoing a group art project, Spark and evolving this morning into what you see above. It’s a little hard, even for me the creator, to believe the above is built with some of the same basic layers and rudiments as the original “final piece” from 2011. And to be honest, I think I like this piece better than the Spark 14 final from 2011. Granted, the piece for the Spark project was intended to visualize the text of a specific poem, but it feels somewhat static in its composition and a little flat. The piece above seems to have greater depth of both color and composition. What do you guys think? Where does this piece “take you”?

Engraved

10/11/2013 — Leave a comment

Would love to know what was hidden under the paper-y residue on the rest of this engraved brass plate.

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And a few textures from Copenhagen:

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Wondering what all of these cat portraits are about? It’s part of a daily project I’m undertaking this year. Read more about the project here.

Contrasts

10/11/2013 — Leave a comment

Whenever I’m in Copenhagen, I try to pay a visit to the Design Museum. Enough time lapses between my visits that when I return, there’s always something new and different to see. During one of my tours of the museum, there was a dramatic lighting installation of aluminum. Oddly enough, it shared a space with a collection of lacework from the turn of the 19th to 20th century. The contrast of dramatic industrial lighting and understated yet ornate handmade lace was a little surreal. Too bad the light wasn’t good enough to take pictures of the lce

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House

09/11/2013 — Leave a comment

The last time I was in Copenhagen it was very gloomy and on a walk around town this sign caught my eye. Without realizing it at the time, it seems I also snapped a bit of a self-portrait while trying to capture this lovely type.

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Beetle wings

08/11/2013 — Leave a comment

Can’t help but thinking of jewel beetles when I look through these images. Took these a few years ago in a railyard and am a little stunned they’ve just been collecting dust in a folder until now.

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