The Devil's Path

kerry


This image, from our Kaaterskill High Peak hike, depicts another view from Hurricane Ledge. This time we’re looking south west towards the range of mountains that create the Devil’s Path hiking trail. Click on the image above to see a larger view and read the extended entry to see the graphite sketch prior to adding watercolor.

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Read Magazine: Twist of Fate

keegan

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Here’s a bunch of drawings that I had fun doing for a new client, Read Magazine (published by Reader’s Digest). The story, titled “Twist of Fate” by Steven Frank is about a teenage girl that ends up spending a weekend in the library’s rare books room reading a dusty old first edition of Dickens’ “Oliver Twist”, to avoid flunking a class. She snoozes off and finds herself magically transported into the story, and interacting with all of the characters. The only way home is to write herself out of the story, Dickens himself tells her. The sequence of the drawings is clockwise from the top left image.
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Christmas cards for The Onion

Paul

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“Merry Second-To-Last Christmas” is written on the inside of the card above. It’s fun illustrating for the likes of The Onion. Both Christmas cards can be bought here.
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I can imagine the kid crying and breaking crayons.

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Mt. Fuji

eric

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This was taken last week from a bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo. I’ve seen a lot of rare views of mountains this year.

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Found Photograph

jamie

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Found this polaroid on the branch of a tree in Harlem. Cheered me right up.

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First Edition

kerry


Several weeks ago I began taking a lithography class at the Manhattan Graphics Center. This image is my first lithograph ever. I am pleased with it. I consider it an experiment in which I got to know the materials, the crayons, the pencils, the metal plates involved with the process. My next experiment? Liquid Tusche.

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Truth Seeker

keegan

The story for this month’s Soapbox in Publisher’s Weekly was a pretty fascinating one. Ben Cheever (son of John Cheever) writes about two seemingly unrelated topics: running and seeking the truth. Yet they come together in a most interesting way in his life.
Having just written a book about running (“Strides“), Cheever talks about how in his family of runners, running together lead to moments of surprising honesty because “the brain doesn’t get enough oxygen to support a falsehood”.
I was struck by the mention of his family’s deepest secret, his father’s bisexuality (thus the closet imagery) which lead to the idea for the illustration.
You can see more of my work for Publisher’s Weekly here.

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Birthday Bear Wishes You a Happy Halloween

kurt

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Transparent Self Portrait, Study #2

eric

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This is the first true scale study for a larger piece I am working on. This part is about 24 inches by 20 inches.

Like the other study, it is silk screen on mulitple layers of jewel cases, but it is twice the size. I’ve also started playing with leaving some of the areas black and others completely transparent.

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The Dude Patch

Paul


This is another illo created for the Stowe Guide, a magazine in Stowe Vermont. The humorous article deals with the phenomenon referred to as the ‘Dude Patch’ in which a group of snowboarders move about a mountain in a tightly packed posse. Click the image to view a larger version.

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