Thursday, October 21, 2010

Musicorns to the Rescue

Finally, this painting is looking finished. I've been working on and off, having to put it aside to type my thesis. Maybe a few more adjustments, but for right now it's time to move on to the next one!

Heart studies

I'm creating a few 6x6 and 4x4 paintings for the upcoming show at Memphis Cafe in Santa Ana, and using it as an opportunity to create heart studies for the Musicorn series. So far I finished one, and have sketched out the other. More details on the show to come!

Viva La Art! auction for CoachArt

On November 20th, Viva La Art! is hosting an art auction to raise funds for CoachArt, a foundation that provides free art and athletic lessons for chronically ill kids. I have donated a painting because I believe CoachArt is a real blessing for these kids, and they help to create space for imagination in other's lives! Please come out to support us on November 20th! Check out the websites for Viva La Art! and CoachArt to learn more:

 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Book Trailer

Check out the book trailer for the YA novel that I illustrated - Lost Ones: Ghosts of Paris. It's available this November! Such a good story, written by Christie Franke, you'll want to pick up a copy.

What's happenin'

I'm creating new artwork for an upcoming group show at Memphis Cafe in Santa Ana! Jennifer Frias from Six Pack Projects is curating the show, and all the work will be 6x6 or 4x4 (bar napkin size =). Art will be sold for $40 each, so stay tuned to find out the date for the opening reception.

I'll be creating 4 pieces for the show, inspired by my new Unicorn series. I'm excited, and will post pics asap.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rainbows and Leprechauns!

I finished the Leprechaun illustration for Spider Magazine today! I'm still thinking of adding a few coins flying out...going to play around with that in Photoshop before I paint anything. This is done in acrylic on illustration board, 8x10 (100%). The poem will replace my Copyright, and will published in March '11.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

944 Magazine

A few months ago, I was contacted to be included in 944 Magazine's special October Art Issue, and now it's finally available in print. Check out their website to see the distribution list of where you can pick up a copy. You can catch a glimpse of page 78 below or flip through the magazine online -> http://proofcenter.944.com/newflipbook/1478/#

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spider Magazine Sketches

These sketches are for Spider magazine's March '11 issue. My favorite thing about being an illustrator is getting a new assignment like this and doing research. I went to the college library and there were tons of books on Irish folklore and Leprechauns. So very interesting, I sometimes wish I could spend all my time reading.