This was an illo for the Wall St Journal which was publishing an excerpt from Bryan Gruley’s upcoming mystery novel Starvation Lake. The portion I read highlighted some hardscrabble hockey players in northern Michigan and from what I read seemed like a really good read. I only had about 6 hours to do the entire illustration so I kept it simple. For the final we cropped in close on his face since the excerpt dealt with the goalies need stay focused on the puck at all times and never look the opposing player in the eyes.
A full page illo for the “Menu” cookery section in UK’s House and Garden Magazine. I had to illustrate all the ingredients of one of the featured recipes.
A recent illo for the Wall Street Journal economic forecast report, which is obviously not predicting a rosy scenario. Right after I finished the pencil drawing for this I came down with a stomach virus. It was a rough slog dragging myself back and forth from the couch to the computer trying to finish it in the few hours I had before it was due. All and all I was happy with the outcome.
Just finished this illo for the Wall St Journal economic forecast report. It was the first time I’ve ever drawn Barack Obama and it’s thrilling to know his presidency is looming only hours away now. This inspiration for this illo probably came from all the ‘Top Chef’ viewings I’ve had as of late.
A fun illo for Newport Beach, CA based Orange Coast Magazine about how parents are trying new tactics when teaching their teenagers to drive. Some methods include advanced driving courses and GPS trackers that keep tabs on the young driver’s speed and route driven. Art direction by Justin Long.
Just finished an a interactive guide for wsj.com of these bowl game mascots facing off. We’ve been looking to do projects which could incorporate lots of illustration and the BCS match-ups seemed like a good candidate. Big props to my colleague Susan McGregor who did the animating and interactivity. Below is a look at the final layout which has a slight comic book cover composition going on.
Click on the images to view larger and here to view the guide.
Below is an early sketch done before match-up announcements were made.
Here’s an illustration for The New York Times Sunday regional editions. As another new year begins, a grandmother reflects upon her past New Year’s Eves and how they changed as her family grew. Art direction by the gracious Richard Weigand. Happy New Years everyone!