Tag: illustration

  • Triad

    Rather like the implied light source of the orange in this. Also always like the triad of blue, orange and red together.

  • Ahead

    This weekend in America we moved clocks ahead an hour. This generally means the following Monday is full of zombies disoriented and exhausted by what shouldn’t be a big deal but for some reason our bodies just can’t deal with it. Anyway, it’s a new week and at least around here, a sunny-ish one to…

  • Night Sky

    Without meaning to, this ended up looking like the night sky, I think. What do you think? What does this look like to you?

  • Daylight

    Last week, the latest round of Spark ended (and once again I participated).* As in the past, that also means that I have a new crop of unpublished iterations to share with you here. The written inspiration piece I was assigned this go-round was more complex than some I’ve gotten in the past and dealt…

  • Holiday break

    Just a quick post to say ‘Happy New Year.’ As you may have guessed this is a sibling a few of the illustrations posted earlier in December (1, 2, 3) which were iterations for the last round of Spark in 2013. This one felt festive with it’s bright, complementary colors. Hope everyone’s year is off…

  • Almost

    It’s almost the new year. I’m more excited than a kid on Christmas eve waiting to open their presents.

  • Eye

    What do you see in this illustration? I had a professor in college who would often start critiques of work with the question “where does this take you?” I find myself asking people the same thing when viewing or discussing art. To me, an eye and maybe some barbed wire emerges from this piece, but…

  • Holiday

    Happy Holidays, all! And for those who celebrate, have yourselves a merry little Christmas. xo

  • Festivus

    It’s Festivus! And look, another blog post—it’s a Festivus miracle (Ok, not really..but FESTIVUS)! As you might’ve guess this is related to two of the other illustrations (1 and 2) posted earlier this month. Happy Festivus, everyone!

  • Getting Colder

    Here’s another iteration related to the discarded draft I posted earlier in December. Both were iterations for the latest round of Spark, the collaborative art and writing project to which I have alluded before. After a few weeks away from this version, I’m not sure that I like it that much anymore. What do you…

  • Bare

    The last few days I’ve been fighting back a cold and also trying to wrangle what seemed like acres of leaves. I will admit to coming up short, the leaves always win (though at least I’m feeling mostly better). And as the month zooms by and the wind picks up, the tress are starting to…

  • Glow

    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…

  • Unearthed

    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.…

  • A week in your life

    Building on my recent talk of sketchbooks and organizational systems, now seems like an appropriate time to share a series which outlines a week in the lives of thirteen artists, designers and thinkers. Organized by I.D. Magazine to demonstrate the versatility of Moleskine’s new folio collection of sketchbooks, the series was exhibited this past April…

  • Cutting room floor

    Here’s a sample of recent work from the cutting room floor so to speak… What are YOU working on these days, dear readers?

  • Lucy McLauchlan

    While I’m on the subject of artists whose work gets my creative tail wagging this week, these videos of Lucy McLauchlan working just blow my mind. It makes me want to lock myself in an empty room with a gallon of paint or ink and have at it; though somehow I doubt the results would…

  • Stereoscope

    A few months ago, I blogged about the William Kentridge show, Five Themes, at SFMoMA. In that post, I described my introduction to Kentridge’s work ten years ago at the Carnegie International Show. Since that first encounter with his work, I have been a fan. This evening, I thought I’d post a copy of the…

  • Sneak Peek

    People have been asking me what I’ve been working on lately, so here’s a quick snapshot of one of the projects on my desk: What are YOU working on these days??

  • Maybe Sparrow, part two

    This was stuck in my head while working on the most recent daily portrait, Maybe Sparrow by Neko Case. The video was done by Julie and Paul Morstad.

  • Poppytalk Handmade August Market

    Poppytalk Handmade has just launched their latest monthly online “street market.” Beginning today and running through Friday, September 18, this month’s theme is “School Days: A back to school market.” If you haven’t already taken a look this month’s goodies, here is a peek at some of the things that caught my eye: Uncle Rutherford…