Wednesday, August 18
Sunday, August 15
As a kid, my family often went camping in the Shenandoah mountains. I always loved going to the park ranger activities. Once we went on a night hike, and except for the bugs, it was great. I decided to use that as a basis for this image and thought it would be fun to exchange the National Parks ranger with a Space Ranger. They are better guides when viewing stars anyway.
Friday, August 13
Thursday, August 12
Tuesday, August 3
Friday, July 30
Here's a poster design exploration. This time for King Lear. This would be a 4 color silkscreen. I saw a production of this at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The actor who played Lear was fantastic. I saw it almost 15 years ago and still remember it. It was also the first time I saw a thunderstorm on stage.
I saw a fun production of A Comedy of Errors directed by an old friend at the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival last night. It played visually with Magritte paintings and had a great cast. It was closing night so it is no more.... but you should check out other productions by the BSF.
I thought it would be fun to design a poster for this play. I'd definitely produce it as a silkscreen. For those of you who are not familiar with the play, basically its about two sets of twins who don't know the other set exists and on top of all that they get mistaken for each other by everyone else. High-larity! For the wiki notes: Comedy of errors.
If you are in the NYC area this summer, you should also check out Hip to Hip Theatre company's production of Taming of the Shrew. They have a great poster (not designed by me) for this show as well.
You can learn more about this show here: www.hiptohip.org. They are a great company with very talented
Friday, July 23
Here's poster design for the spaghetti western "Beyond the Law"
I wish movie posters were as exciting as rock posters. I'm a great fan of the movie posters created in Poland in the late 50s and the 60s. It was often difficult to get the marketing for movies during this time, so they created their own. Many are stunning and almost all are more interesting than what the studios put out. You can read more about it here.
Monday, July 19
Wednesday, July 14
Monday, July 12
Friday, July 9
Friday, June 18
Friday, May 7
This year's Guest Chef on the Waterfront is July 14. You can purchase tickets at www.farestart.org . This is THE BEST food event in Seattle this summer. With over 70 of the area's most talented chefs, wineries, and purveyors of fine foods, it is not to be missed.
This year's artwork focuses on the theme of the Student Chef. I had a lot of fun drawing this one.
Monday, April 5
Meet Julie the Socktopuss! I met her this weekend.
Julie likes to wash up on the beaches of the Puget Sound. If you are the type who likes to go for long waddles down the beach, sip on kelp cocktails, and hug...tightly... with arms like suction cups --- the Julie is the gal for you!
(my new hobby.... sock monsters!)
Saturday, March 20
Nothing worse than expired milk. Every once in a while there will be this odor in the fridge....
In my younger days I used to just buy more milk and hope that the expired milk would just walk out of the fridge by itself. If you do this, be sure to warn your friends when you catch them rooting around in your refrigerator looking to take a quick swig of something. I've lost a friend or two over this.
Sunday, March 14
Here's another gouache painting! I'm having so much fun returning to more traditional method of image making. This was done for the Illustration Friday site's word of the week: subterranean. I'm also exploring new environments to put characters in.
T. Roll Jr. is going out to meet his friends. No... he's not sneaking out at midnight. It's just the beginning of his afternoon. Hee Hee.
Sunday, February 28
Saturday, February 27
Just this morning I was looking out my window, when I saw this. I quick ran and got my camera. This was just one of many trips my neighbor was taking from his house to the truck. I was surprised to see him so busy with such a long ways to go until Easter.
I've been playing around with this new illustrations style. This painting was inspired by Mary Blair... one of my favorite illustrators!
Friday, February 26
My family isn't too thrilled with me lately. I think this is probably because I keep sending them pictures of all the cherry trees, daffodils, azaleas and other plants in full bloom; while they are still digging out from under several feet of snow! I keep telling them they should move to the west coast!
Oh well... this was inspired by our recent springtime weather we've been having here in the Pacific Northwest. I LOVE IT! (The weather that is, although I like this painting okay too.)