Thursday, January 28, 2010
So I got to thinking about an artist I was led to by an instructor at RISD. I was beginning to experiment with a cross hatching style (you can see my more recent cross hatch illustrations in the FRED portfolio on my website) and my teacher sent me to the library to check out Murray Tinkelman. It seems he was plagued with insomnia (if memory serves) and did much of his work late at night while watching TV.
Check out Murray's stuff. It's so much better than my (quick) sketch above and he certainly would have drawn a better shark. http://tinkelmanstudio.com/portfolio.html
(I'll draw a new shark soon for a future post)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
An illustration I recently completed about thinking positive. It's a new year, and despite tragedies occurring all around the world (Haiti immediately springs to mind), we all do our best work when there's hope/positive thinking. I read recently that approximately 50% of American households donated to the earthquake relief effort in Haiti- that kind of outpouring goes a long way to OFFER hope.
The quote I used in the illustration is a little pedestrian when considered with what I wrote above, but I just love the message it sends to us as individuals:
"The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser- in case you thought optimism was dead." -Robert Brault
Monday, January 18, 2010
It was fun to draw him but since it was my first time I missed opportunities to really caricature his very black glasses and his rounded nose. Thankfully, this won't be the last time he wins an award...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Yeah that's supposed to be me. No, that's not really my hair and I (thankfully) do not own a tuxedo t-shirt.