Wednesday, August 8, 2012

School Lunch Savior

Aimie Hamlin - for Vegetarian Times : Graham Smith
Aimie Hamlin is improving school lunch. As the executive director of the New York Coalition for Heathy School Food, Aimie has been able to get State Legislators to pass a resolution to add one plant based entree per week to school lunch programs. Vegetarian lunches for the kids! Now, healthy animal lovers will have a bit of choice, besides fried food, pizza and soda.

Currently, the organization is working with 13 schools in NYC, and 9 in Ithica, NY. There's a waiting list, yo! Evidently, lots of people see value in improving the nations eating patterns.

Art Director, Scott Hyers of the Vegetarian Times assigned this portrait. I illustrated it in pen and ink, and a # 8 round brush. The background textures are an acrylic paint monoprint, created with a brayer, and digitally colored.

I illustrated a second version of the portrait using warmer colors - each drawing turns out slightly differently, I love drawing them, and magazines like choices!

Aimie Hamlin - for Vegetarian Times : Graham Smith


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Aesop Rock drops Skelethon

Aesop Rock : Graham Smith
Big time Art Director, Andrew Nilsen of the SF Weekly, called with a sweet little portrait assignment to illustrate Aesop Rock for the debut of his newest album, Skelethon. If you dig serious lyrical wordplay and stinky beats, you're gonna put this album on repeat for sure.

I watched a bunch of his videos and interviews, and while listening to the hard hitting track, Zero Dark Thirty, I penciled up a few sketchy ideas for the SF Weekly to choose from. The illustration was finished in an off-register, rough and dirty, 3 color screen print style. 

Read the article online and nod your head to his video for Zero Dark Thirty!

detail- Aesop Rock: Graham Smith


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

5 Bostonians Changing the World

Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski, critical care nurse setting up nursing school in Haiti
It was pretty fun combining scratchy pen and ink drawings with bold graphic shapes while drawing these portraits of Bostonians Who Are Changing the World. You may gaze upon their portraits while imagining their amazing deeds, or you may read about these influential folks in Boston Globe Sunday Magazine online

Dr. David Hertzog, eating disorders Doctor at MGH

Glen Shor, director of Massachusetts Health Connector
Sonia Chokshi, Tufts student and co-founder of Kip Solutions social media company

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