Friday, November 18, 2011
Here is my first go at a record cover. So, far I have heard it is the best record cover ever and also I have heard it is the worst record cover ever. Not sure which is more flattering. Anyway the real goods are inside. Truly a great record. This band is a pleasure to have ever fallin' into. Thanks dudes!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I did twenty some drawings for the TNV "No Room to Live" video along with many other Columbus based artists. I only had a week and a half to do them b/c I was leaving town. I basically tried to keep each one at about 2 hrs a piece which was a huge challenge for me. I also tried to cut corners whenever I could. I had this drawing of Ron House from the Psandwich record cover I did that was thrown in the mix for a few frames when I ran out of references. Anyway, it is a nice nod to one of the originators of the 'Columbus' sound as well and I thought it would be a nice surprise. If you blink you can miss it. Since I was running out of time I decided to cut the previously drawn heads of Jared and blow them up and photoshop them on to the paper "line" frames that I was given to color. I wanted them to be deliberately different from the earlier frames I had done (grayscale two below) especially since I was re-using imagery. So, in addition to blowing up the heads I MS painted their clothes so the color would look blocked in, in contrast to the resolve in the face. I also like the outlined Bourbon street environment makes for some nice visual noise as well. I think they turned out better than the drawings I spent so much time on. It's okay tho. It forced me to do different things that I would have normally which is a great thing. When I figure out how to embed video on this thing I will post video. Video by Pelham Johnston and Brandon Reichard. Thanks to them both and TNV.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
This drawing is a for my friend Chris Worth. This is him and his pops when Chris was a kid. Chris looks exactly like I did as a kid. A "toe head." Nowadays we also look like. We could be brothers and for the most part we are. Chris and I both play in the band Brainbow and he is one of the smartest people I know. He is currently studying for his masters in linguistics at OSU and works for my wife at the pizza shop in edition to teaching undergrads about language.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Currently up for January and February @ Short North Tattoo as part of the group show "The Beautiful Ones." Worked with curators Meagan and Amy Alwood of the Alwood Sisters. I asked them which of my pieces was their favorite and they said "Joanna." So I tried to aim for something similar in feel. I would almost consider these to be fashion illustrations except that I don't like to call things things. The contrast lies in the fact that while they can appear vapid, they are three strong and beautiful friends of mine who, outside of being beautiful, are very intelligent and not superficial. Thanks ladies! Please checkout this amazing group show! I have a few other gems in there too.