December 18, 2012

New Blog!!!!

Hi illustration buddies!

I wanted to let you know that I am going to be doing all of my future updating through my TUMBLR account:

Thanks for all the support! See you over at the new blog:)


December 01, 2012

"Magic Show": Hex Variety Pack

I got the chance to contribute this set of hexes to the Brooklyn LaunchPad's "Magic Show" which opened last night. There are some fantastic artists in the show, and if you have the chance to see it in person I would definitely recommend it. A framed 10" x 13" print including all of the hexes above is available for $100. (Email me if you are interested!) Thanks to everyone who came out and to Jess Worby for pulling together another great event! (And sorry for the double post subscribers! Still learning the internet.)

November 26, 2012

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Domain Frontier

BusinessWeek: The Domain Fronteir
After a long break, I brought my Cintiq out of retirement this month for some personal projects I was working on. I can't remember exactly why I stopped using it, but I have been really enjoying how much easier it is to experiment with an image when you are actually seeing the picture and your drawing tool at the same time. Although it is totally possible to make super geometric work with the Cintiq, it becomes a lot easier to create fill a space with detail and use the pixels in the way you would use paint or ink. I was glad to put this into practice with this piece for Bloomberg BusinessWeek a few days ago. The story is about a new crop of domain name suffixes that have recently been made available, and the companies that are taking advantage of the new territory to buy up popular URLs in bulk. A big thanks to Shaw Hasto for the assignment!

November 11, 2012

NY Times: Sunday Business

NY Times: Sunday Business

I have a new piece in the Sunday Business section of today's NY Times. A big thanks to Minh Uoung for the great assignment, and the chance to share a section with some of my favorite illustrators. (You can read the article here: link.)

November 09, 2012

Eye Candy

Ikea Run

If you are in Greenpoint this weekend, come by the Fowler Arts Collective (67 West Street, on the 2nd Floor.) I have a piece in a pop up show the Society of Illustrators is putting on there. The opening is Saturday from 7 PM - 10 PM. A big thanks to Tara Jacoby and Katie Blocher for putting this together!

Eye Candy 
Fowler Arts Collective 
67 West Street
Opening Saturday Nov. 10th, 7-10PM

October 25, 2012

NY Times OP ED: Figuring out Windows 8

NY Times OP ED: Figuring out Windows 8

I have a new illustration in the letters section today's NY Times, for a piece on the apparent user-unfriendliness of Windows 8. The deadlines for the section are usually only a few hours long, but I actually love working in this way. With a longer project it is very easy to let your focus drift. But whenever I get a call from the Times my adrenaline goes through the roof and all of the fat gets cut out of my process. (In truth I did find time to watch most of the Daily Show, but apparently that is indispensable.) You can read the letters here: (link). Thanks to Alexandra Zsigmond for the assignment! 

October 22, 2012

NY Times Book Review: Wyclef Jean

NY Times Book Review: Wyclef Jean
I got the chance to do this portrait of Wyclef Jean for the Book Review this weekend. I have been tinkering with a slight modification of my typically %100 digital process. For this, I drew the line-work with a brush and ink, then finished the coloring in photoshop, dropping out some of the lines as I went. It has been interesting to bring some of these studio experiments into the time sensitive world of the quick turnaround deadline. The process is still unfamiliar enough to keep me on my toes up to the last minute. Thanks to Timothy Goodman for the assignment!