Jul 31, 2010
Pierre Bezier AKA "The French Curve."
Not sure if anyone has ever illustrated Pierre Bezier using his name sake bezier curves in a vector illustration? But I figured it would be an appropriate solution for a book I'm working on called "Vector Basic Training."
Jul 30, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
Hey all, I wanted to take a moment to bring this to your attention. The Mail Me Art Project, headed up by my buddy Darren Di Lieto is very cool. Check it out! - Jeff
"Mail Me Art: Medium Without a Message is the follow-up to the successful 2008 Mail Me Art: Going Postal. We are proud to announce we have over 700 new pieces of mail art. Medium Without a Message is be an amazing collection of envelopes and boxes from around the world decorated by some of today’s most talented illustrators and artists. What makes the work special is that every single piece of art was sent through the postal system, exposed and on view as regular mail. At the end of this month all of the work will be on display at the London Mail Me Art exhibition.
How can you help support the project and become part of it? Well... The running costs for the project are currently at around £6000 ($9120). We’re hoping to recoup most of that by selling the new book and we’re also hoping to make the artists lots of money by selling their work at the exhibition! We’ve just finished the book and we got as many of the mail artists into the book as possible in some way or another! So please help us recoup some of the costs by making a pledge and supporting the project! In return for a pledge we're sending people copies of the new book. We've also got some really cool artwork up for grabs from the likes of Dan May & Jon Burgerman! Please check out the site for more details - http://mailmeart.com/going-postal/pledge/"
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
I've created 4 custom icons of the super hero team The Avengers in commemoration of the upcoming live film. The first set features Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Nick Fury and Hawkeye. All of the icons have been made for both Mac OSX and Windows computers and I've included an iContainer in case you have a copy of Candy Bar ;)
This is the first set with another set on it's way featuring Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor plus a few extras. Hit the download link below to get your hands on them.
Download Avengers Icons
Jul 26, 2010
This weekend I decided to return to icons by designing some new ones. As many of you know, this weekend the Avengers movie was one of the highlights at the comic convention and not only were all of the Actors announced, but so was the Director, Joss Whedon! Well, I was excited. So excited that I decided to dedicate an icon set to the Avengers to celebrate the coming movie.
Now let me be clear about one thing. I was never an Avengers Fan. In fact, I was never an Iron Man fan. The Iron Man movies changed that for me and now I love the character. While I've never collected a singe comic with the Avengers in them, the mention of the movie had me somewhat interested. All of the recent photos of Captain America and Thor spiked that interest to higher levels and now, I am eager to see this movie, especially with Joss behind the Directors seat.
So for the icon set I'm going to concentrate on the classic Avengers, minus Nick Fury and Iron Man, who will both represent more of the movie look. And to wet your appetites, if possible, you know, and you're actually into this whole GUI customization thing as I am, here's a sneak peek at the first 2 Avengers to role out of the icon line, Captain America and The Hulk.
And this is how The First Avenger, Captain America, looks as my Finder replacement icon on my Mac OSX Dock.
I was in my dad's shed at his beach house and I noticed all the fishing rods hanging over my head. The intricate mechanisms of the reels drew me in. These were six different ones even though some look like I drew them twice. I like putting a bunch of similar items on a page especially unusual ones. This drawing is a perfect symbol of summer on the east coast. I can remember my dad giving me a deep sea rod and reel for Christmas as a little kid. There was nothing like the clicking sound it made when you were reeling it in. I'm sure I caught a bunch of tuna, striped bass and blue fish with it.
Jul 25, 2010
Find out more about Peter, Salina Slugger Studios and Retribution over at the Facebook page here.
Hello! Everyone! I'm very glad to post this page to you to enjoy and to learn how to make great meals and desserts (or all the contrary... :S ) and read a comic at THE SAME TIME!!! This page is a masterpice of art by Juan Caminador, who draw us (the girl with the curls that's me) making a stew. Is spanish, sorry, but is delightful either. You can see much more than this in our blog
Jul 24, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
For those of you unfamiliar with Crashland Studio, we're basically a virtual studio comprised of 5 Artists. Jamie Cosley, Josh Alves, Tommy Flick, Drew Pocza and myself. Our goal is to provide family friendly art to the masses (although 2 of our studio mates border around the safe PG-13 rating). It's a studio I am proud and honored to be a part of.
Of course I could have done this the easier way and just drawn Yoda by himself. But there was something irresistible about this scene where young Luke is in training to become a Jedi Master. Only in my version, Luke is more happier during his training.
Part of the fun about doing these Chibi's based on Star Wars is the research. You never know what you'll find.
Jul 22, 2010
The other day I got an e-mail from someone at the New York Law School. It's located in Tribeca, New York City. Was I in trouble with the law? For once, no. They just built a brand new modern school right next to three of their old buildings. She said they were in the midst of trying to buy artwork for the new space. Their idea was to find affordable artwork of New York for the place. She was not having much luck. Someone told her to try Etsy. She said she typed in the words Brooklyn Bridge and boom, she discovered me. The school ended up buying fifteen of my prints. They should look cool, all framed hanging in a row somewhere. I was asked to do some others of the Tribeca area. Of course, I had to do the school itself. It's very nice inside with lots of modern details. This is the first time this type of thing has happened to me. Can't wait until some hotel chain discovers me and orders a thousand prints. By the way, the law school asked if i would do a mural on one of the huge empty walls they have. Gotta think about that one.
Jul 21, 2010
dont know where this came from, i was sitting alone on a patio and just let my pencil do its thing.
originally the respons was: "don't bother, my modem's down"
i think i like it better this way.
and there there is this...
it was going to be a triptic at first
him texting "i love you to her"
and him getting the text "so what?"
[To see past editions of Jew of the Week, visit Owen's blog, Winning the Polyglottery!]
Jul 20, 2010
When approaching the subject of Star Wars, how can anyone possibly forget about the most awesome furry giant teddy bear that is, Chewbacca? I think all of us, as Kids, wanted to have oue own personal Chewbacca who would protect us and be our co-pilots in life. Chewie was awesome and the perfect companion to Han Solo. And even though he spoke in a different language then I did, it wasn't hard to understand him.
So you may be asking, what the heck is Chewie doing in this pic? Well, what else? He's doing the Wookiee Dance. What? You don't know what the wookiee dance is? Shame on you.
i havent really drawn for about two years.
it wasnt intentional, i think that things kept coming up and i fell behind and out of practice.
and im sorry, this blog, sadly or not has been one my greater achievements in life and i abandoned it for... something less, and ultimately a waste of time... more
(quickie ballpoint sketch.. quickie photoshop treatment)
My Illustration BLOG.
Jul 19, 2010
Like the previous chibi drawings, sketched in Manga Studio EX and inked traditionally with Pentel Pocket brush Pen.