Saturday, May 27, 2006

Mouse Book


This is a little sample illustration I did a while ago for a children's book script that someone sent to the UW art department. It never went beyond this though because a) most people who look for artists at the university think they can pay next to nothing for the work, and b) the story was badly written.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Bar Series



These are two of four images that fit together side by side as one long piece. Joel did the other two, but sadly I don't have all four together. My good life drawing professor tolerated all the goofy things I wanted to do. Drawing from the models gets boring.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Author


I don't work with oil pastels much, but I like this old picture.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Figure Drawing


From one of many figure drawing classes. I was sad to hear recently that all of my good drawing professors are retiring and may not be replaced by young people who appreciate the craft as much as they did. Performance, concept, abstract and film seem to be the bigger things in the department.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Vanitas Oil Painting

Oil isn't my strong point at present, but this is the most recent oil painting I've done worth showing.




Big Pillow

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mother's Day

Here's one of NRC's Mother's Day cards...


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Two Examples

Here are some illustrations for a couple of the cards we have so far...


It's coming!


Too late. It's gone.

and


I'm glad that we're acquainted
And occasionally in touch,
But out friendship would be tainted
If we saw each other much.

and on the inside...

Thanks for being such a distant friend.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Not Right Cards


Joel and I have been working with a man in Brookfield, WI who wants to start his own greeting card line called Not Right Cards. As the name suggests, the writing is out there and atypical, aimed at picking on traditional greeting cards rather than using the usual humor that one might see in such things. The gentleman wrote to me a year ago this month to think up and create illustrations, and we now have the first twenty cards professionaly printed. We have been and continue searching for good venues, and welcome any suggestions.

I will link the Not Right Cards website when it's up and running.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Vanity Inked


Here's the beginning of vanity, the next in the series of vices. More to come...

The Rug

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Mouse & Giant


This was done for a class a year or so ago, but I plan to make some kind of a story book around it. Ideas, ideas...