Monday, December 22, 2008
I love it when Jose Reyes, Art Director of Paste Magazine calls, he always drops the sweetest assignments. He has a gift for matching the illustrator to the right project. In the November 2008 issue, Paste Magazine reviews Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition, and Jose wanted a full page portrait of Johnny Cash illustrated from that era, circa 1968.
I drew up a few pencil sketches. I wanted to provide Jose with different moods for this illustration, so he could have a choice.
Here's the Review page as printed, with all the graphics and logos. To make the illustration really match Paste's page layout, I sampled the aqua color from the "R" logo and painted the background behind his head with a bit of it. I also sampled the light red from the same logo and used that in the center of his face. With that done, I was pleased with the way it all turned out.
$65 includes shipping within the continental US, prints are gently rolled in tubes and shipped via USPS, signed and titled by the artist.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
It was a great honor to be one of 12 selected artists asked to develop a piece for the NPR 2009 calendar. Meghan Gallery, the Director of Creative Services was a treat to work with, and I finally got to see what studio 4A looks like.
Henry Butler - Pianist. From his live interview in Studio 4a. Ink on paper 11 x 14.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I've been spending my Thursday nights at Jacqueline Nicolini's studio, brushing up on my life drawing. These drawing were done in colored pencil at 18" x 24" and take about 20 - 40 minutes each.
Life models: Teresa, Cecilia (circus girl) and Myra.