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My wife Julie (an artist and educator) has launched a new business Brooklyn Art Hive. which offers fun art classes for kids in our neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. It’s a super fun place for kids to make and build things, and I wish I had gone to a place like this as a kid. Check it out!
I finally replenished my gouache supplies, and picked up some new Arches watercolor blocks. Here’s a little sketch I did from where fellow Invisibleman Kerry O’Neill and I hiked up to in the Adirondacks this week. This was painted from the Rose Mountain lookout in Old Forge, NY looking towards the High Peaks.
Whoa. It’s certainly been a while. Eeegads…over a year! Well my excuse is now walking around our house jibber-jabbering and busy being ridiculously cute. Becoming Blake‘s Dad has drastically cut into my “project” time, but still, I should be ashamed. So here’s a little reminder that I do in fact still have sketchbooks with blank pages, a good mechanical pencil, and the will to use it if given the right amount of leisure time.
These are drawings of Little Moose Lake, up near Old Forge, NY. Beautiful part of this great state.
I recently completed this batch of fun illustrations for Orange Coast Magazine out in Orange County, California. These were for the magazine’s summer beach guide, and the series of articles offered lots of tips for how to achieve “Beach Bliss”, such as:
proper surfing etiquette
how to score a fire pit
how to ensure parking karma
how to change at your car
how to deal with dirty beach bathrooms
The lifeguard drawing ran with an open letter from a lifeguard to parents about some of the things to keep in mind when bringing your kids to the beach. Art direction by Mindy Benham.
This illustration ran in The New York Times on Sunday, February 21, 2010. The article (written by Steven McElroy ) describes various strategies that theater directors are employing to try and curb the persistent problem of audience members’ cellphones ringing during performances.
With the explosion in popularity of social networking such as Facebook and Twitter, it’s important to make sure your portfolio site and it’s individual pages can easily be shared and discovered by your obsessed fans. Nate Williams of Illustration Mundo has been an avid supporter of embracing these social networking sites, and has added fields on the user pages for Twitter, Facebook and Google Buzz and Flickr accounts to be listed.
People are sharing so much great content with their friends and colleagues, you will be missing out on a huge opportunity if you don’t make sure you have a way of getting your art out there.
This article for Time Out Chicago by Jason A. Heidemann was part of a package looking back at the history of Chicago’s Second City legendary comedy ensemble as it celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year. While many of the group’s alumni have gone on to become legends of comedy, just as many went on to live less famous lives (This is a slightly different version than the one that ran in the magazine). Art direction by Mike Novak.
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You can see more of my work for Time Out Chicago here.
This illustration ran in The New York Times on October 25th on the cover of the Metro section (New York edition). The essay by Alana Joblin Ain describes her experience being suspended from shopping at the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn, NY after falling behind on her required work requirement. The Co-op has a reputation for high quality local organic foods, at great prices. However the author of this essay highlights some of the difficulties in keeping up your end of the membership bargain, and the shameful consequences that follow.
Read on to see the accompanying spots and how it looked in print…