Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Although small, its venomous barbs render this Pokémon dangerous. The female has smaller horns.
Here's my Nidoran (Female) piece for the Light Grey Art Lab's Poke'mon Battle Royale Show which has a ton of the most crazy talented folks participating, I mean just look at these names. If you're around Minneapolis between April 16th and May 11th you should totally check it out. Prints will be availible at the gallery for the very reasonable price of $40
When I was growing up playing Poke'mon Red my favorites were Cubone, Muk, and Nidoran, which I guess are kind of weird choices. It's kind of a shame poison types were always kind of crappy because they're always just so damn cool.
Also just want to put in a word of the Light Grey Art Lab's kickstarter, they're trying to get a professional level print and computer space set up to teach courses to the community and every bit helps.
I thought I'd share this for a few reasons. First of all I think it might be my first assignment I've received for illustrated type and secondly it's for a client that I'm not entirely sure I am cool enough to be in. A little while back I was contact by the amazing British fashion and culture magazine Spindle to illustrate some type to accompany on of their fashion pictorials.
You can actually see the whole issue here and see my type with the gorgeous photo shoot on page 35.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Just found out that you can now purchase the children's book I illustrated Waiting for James in a Sea of Pink as an ebook through the Meegenius app or website. There's a preview here: http://www.meegenius.com/book/6066/waiting-for-james-in-a-sea-of-pink#
This is my submission for the Mint Condition show at the LTD Art Gallery is hosting to coincide with Emerald City Comic Con this weekend. If anyone is in Seattle I highly encourage checking the show out since there are some super talented folks involved. The opening is this friday at 7 but the show will be up through April.
I am offering a very affordable limited run of 20 prints of this piece through the gallery if you're so inclined to want to hang one on your wall.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Fun Fact: when I was growing up I was a boy scout for a while, and at summer camp there was this giant rock that had a passage through it that was filled with ice even in July. It wasn't really that long and was "officially off limits" but also this weird kind of rite of passage to crawl through it. Also it was sadly lacking in pirate treasure.
In other news I want to put in a plug for the illustration course that I am teaching this summer at Cornish College of the Arts as part of their summer program. Registration is open and you can find out more about it here. So if you know any young artists in the Seattle area looking for something to do this summer this would be a great option and scholarships are available.