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This is an early design test for a series of beer labels I am working on for a New Jersey microbrewery. Very excited to be able to create a family of packaging designs for their products.
The theme for this particular piece is a 1940's film title card painting.
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This is my cover art for the riotous funny man John F. O'Donnell (a.k.a. JFOD)
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Feeling very adventurous lately.
I have lived around New York City my whole life and never tried this before:
Decided to take a random train and get off at a random stop.
My spontaneity landed me in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Found many new and unusual sights. In addition to an awesome health food shop which made the most amazing sea moss smoothie.
Upon further exploration I found the Brooklyn Museum. On the top floor I decided to take advantage of a lounge-like area in which resided a marble sculpture entitled Bacchante by Frederick William MacMonnies.
I took about an hour and a half to just meditate on the forms of this work and created this sketch of it.
This past weekend I attended one of my favorite annual art events, The Draw-A-Thon at The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
Starting at 7PM Friday night and running until 7AM Saturday morining, this massive event is a true test of each artist's and model's endurance and passion for their craft. Stretching over twelve hours, filling seven rooms to capacity with artists of all ages, skill levels and practicing a variety of mediums. All working to capture the performances of eighteen models in poses which would impress some yoga instructors.
This year I beat my personal record of nine hours by lasting eleven hours. After the pizza break at midnight the drum circle performs and their energy is contagious. I had such an adrenaline high that I crashed as soon as I got back to my car in the morning.
As you could imagine I was quite productive in this time period so I have over two hundred drawings to sort through and scan. I will be posting some of my favorites very soon.
I highly recommend this event for all artists. It is such a thrill to be a part of the energy which is stirred up by all of these creative minds under one roof.
10in x 10in ball point pen on paper
I love my commute to work. Seriously.
It gives me two hours a day to draw from a host of unique characters. On the trains I am given countless free models who challenge me with their original costumes and restless movement.
Below is one of the more stoic characters I have encountered. This man sat still for almost fifteen minutes. This is unusual because most people cannot sit that still for that long unless they are asleep. But I prefer the people who are not sleeping because I never know when I will loose that pose.
Drawing fast everyday helps me capture the essential elements of my subjects. Plus, the unpredictability keeps my sort attention span occupied.
I had the great fortune to spend the entire month of February in Ecuador.
This experience has opened my mind to see what is necessary for happiness and prolonged contentment in life.
A sense of creative freedom is of prominent importance and I am so grateful to be able to work anywhere. To take advantage of this, I always have my sketchbook with my and my favorite drawing pen.
This is a photo of me drawing Garay Asisclo Portocarrero (First Cheif of the Fire Department in Guayaqui) along with the drawing from my sketchbook.
I had jury duty yesterday. I love to think of it as an extended
figure drawing session.
Unfortunately I got called to a case so I only got about two hours
of drawing time.
But I think you will see the characters I captured are quite unique.
ballpoint pen on paper 10in. x 10in.