Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Creative Quarterback

I created this editorial illustration to go with an article by Innovation Consultant, Bruce Miller. The article talks about the benefits of bringing in a creative person- either freelance or on-staff- to help companies with their internal innovation projects. The article can be found on the Creative Relay website.

To see the steps I took to create this illustration (such as the one below), please see my post on Behance.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spanish Text Book Illustrations

or How I Spent my December and January

I recently illustrated the revised edition of a college level Spanish language textbook for Yale University Press. The number of illustrations was approximately 147, ranging from 1/4 pagers to full scenes and even a campus view, and the deadline was EXTREMELY short! While it was taxing rendering such a large number of images in so short a time (can you say tennis elbow?), I'm very proud of every one of them.

Here are a few of my faves from the book:
The authors of the book were hoping that I could update the look of the book and bring consistency as the previous edition had a few different artists, one of whom they were extremely unhappy with. Some comments I received:

"I write to thank you and tell you how pleased I am with the work that you have done on our book. The final colorized art is really great....the content is complete and supports our exercises and other pedagogical needs, and in addition is so very appealing.  Excellent job!!!"

"It has been a real pleasure working with you." 

It's always so nice to know that my efforts are appreciated!

More illustrations to come...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Howdy Crocodile

Here's a personal project I completed today. My goal with this illustration was to create an interesting portrait of an interesting character.
I’ve been doing a lot of character development lately and from time to time I show off new characters on my blog. Sometimes they’re black and white and sketchy and other times full color and finished. If you want to see more from this series, just click this “characters” tag. You can also see a collection of characters in my Behance portfolio or on my website.