Costa Rica

Paul

My beautiful wife Kristina and I recently returned from Costa Rica where we were honeymooning after a great wedding in the Hudson Valley. We spent amazing time down there surfing, sloth watching and fish-taco eating, all the while befriending local gatos.
I sketched the paintings below in my moleskine watercolor sketchbook:
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Tools of the trade:
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And let it be known that when I see a strange sea-monster shuffling it’s way back to sea,
I do what has to be done:
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painting on the iPhone

keegan


In honor of the mindblowingly cool move The New Yorker made this week by running one of Jorge Colombo’s awesome iPhone paintings on this week’s cover, I decided to delve back into the Brushes app, which Jorge used to paint his cover illustration.
One of the coolest features of Brushes is the ability to download “.brushes” files from your iPhone via wifi and load them into the companion Brushes viewer program on the Mac. The .brushes file isn’t just a flat image, it’s a data ‘recording’ of all the strokes you made AND it’s resolution independent, so you can render the image out at up to 6x the iphone’s 480×320 resolution. And you can render out movies of your painting coming to life.
Jorge now has a regular weekly spot on The New Yorker’s website to post his Brushes movies. Pretty damn cool…
So here’s a movie of a painting I did of some bearded dude (sorta 300 Leonidas I suppose)..Enjoy!

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Roger De Muth ART STIMULUS PLAN $1 Dollar off Art Coupon

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I have decided to completely revive the American economy with my ART STIMULUS PLAN. My $1 dollar off art coupon will help sales and not cost the taxpayer a single dime.
You may use this coupon online at http://www.demuthdesign.com or at the Chameleon Gallery, Cazenovia, NY. One coupon per customer please.
You may also use the Dollar Off Art coupon in ALL STORES IN MANHATTAN! Bring in your dollar off coupon and tell them you want a DOLLAR OFF ART! It works… try it! Tell them “Roger sent me.”

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Evil Squirrel ceramic sculpture

roger

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I am taking a ceramics class this summer for six weeks. When this happens, I totally get involved in my class and nothing else matters. It’s great. Anyway, I am devoted to depicting evil squirrels and making lots of squirrel things. stay tuned. you’ll see what I’m taking about shortly.

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Suzannah Taylor

jamie

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This is a portrait of my wife, Suzannah.

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New die-cut, super complicated promotional piece fraught with difficulty.

roger

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I try to make everything as complicated as possible. Here’s an example of my method. This is an 11×17 inch printed sheet. The red line denotes the marks where a die is to be made. Once the die is made, I take the printed sheets, die, to a die stamper and he punches them out of the paper, one by one. I use Die Max in Rochester, NY for the die, 4over.com for the printing (16pt stock) and precision Die Stamping in Port Byron, NY for the stamping. All good people, & I recommend.

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NYT Illo: On This Cooking Challenge, Reality Bites

keegan


Here’s an illo for The New York Times that I busted out last week for their Sunday regional section. Since I recently became a huge fan of “Top Chef”, I was excited to illustrate Jodi Rudoren’s fun essay on how there ought to be a “Home Cooks” edition of the popular cooking show. Quickfire and elimination challenges that would make the TV contestants wither go on every day in a house full of hungry family members. Note the Dad playing the part of the poor-man’s Tom Colicchio at the dinner table. Art direction by the always-pleasant Richard Weigand.
You can see more of my work for The New York Times here.

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Portrait

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Siren Music Festival 09

Paul


Behold the illustration for this summer’s Siren Music Festival and crazily enough, it’s my ninth year creating the poster art for the Village Voice. For this years iteration I was really inspired by the new Cooper Union logo designed by Stephen Doyle and its primary palette. I also wanted the art to have a bright, positive vibe to it in this year of shaky confidence (it is after all a free, all-ages, rain-or-shine deal). Click on the image for a larger view.
I’d also like to give props to Diane Perini who is the brilliant mastermind behind the Siren Fest, picking the bands and overseeing the whole event. Also to Mike Gibson who’s done the design work for this and last years festivals.

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