Saturday, March 19, 2011

Memory Portrait

So this is it. I'm calling it quits. I could go in and rework some of the areas but it's time to move on. I had a lot of fun with this and opened up a new color palette to my portfolio which was needed. The first image is the cropped version that she will be receiving at 9x12 which is the requested dimension. I have yet to decide which one I want to put into my portfolio.

Now.....arrowheads and wild cats.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Springtime for Illustrators

Once January disappears all sorts of things happen. Snow melts, birds chirp and illustrators start to come out of the studio and pop up in venues all around.

This spring I had the great fortune of having Matt Stewart visit the illustration department at Moore. My students and co-workers were elated to have him there and his presentation was truly inspiring. Among original oils he also brought in sketches and showed his process. He was a great inspiration to listen to and a super nice guy too!

Joe DeVito will be speaking in Doyelstown. He is an amazing person with a rich history in the industry. Among his numerous accomplishments you may know his illustration of Superman and Lois as Spectrum's logo. Oh, and he had a monster marathon party at Harryhausen's for cryling out loud! The man is insane awesome. Thanks to Glenn Zimmer for putting this together.
Among lectures and visits there are also gallery shows featuring stellar work. Gallery Provocateur in Chicago is featuring a collection of illustrators inspired by Frank Frazetta. Dominick Saponaro and some of the Drawn Today gang are involved. You may notice Dom's piece in this collection...wink, wink.

Since I'm on a roll........The University of the Arts in Philly will be showing Leo and Diane Dillon's work for a few months. You can check out the exact dates by visiting

I will be traveling to the Society of Illustrators this week to see the Advertising and Institutional show as well. The fun never stops.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Memory Portrait WIP - Details

I'm still working on this portrait but I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I'd throw a few details up for your viewing pleasure. These are very small areas of the illustration. I'm having a whole lot of fun with these decorative elements!