Monday, April 25, 2011

Travel + Leisure!

I was very excited earlier this year to get a call to do a half page illustration for Travel + Leisure! The illustration is a column on good old fashioned walking tour guides (specifically in Rome). Very excited to be in this magazine, and I'm also happy with the way the illustration and layout turned out! Thanks to Gary and Marc for this assignment!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Portraits for WIRED Magazine

I was very honored to get a call from Wired Magazine to do a series of portraits for their May 2011 issue on the internet and comedy! They wanted me to do a series of portraits of comedians who are on Twitter - some of which are comedians I have been fans of for years which was very exciting! The layout looks awesome in print, and I haven't seen the iPad version yet - but very excited to see that as well! Thanks so much to Margaret and Brandon for this project- so happy with the outcome!

Steve Marin, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, and Rob Delaney above - below Conan O'Brien and Sarah Silverman. The portraits that ran in the print version! Pick up a copy!

Stephen Colbert, Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, and Paul F. Tompkins.

Marc Maron, Donald Glover, Simon Pegg, and Aubrey Plaza.
The above are in the iPad edition of the May 2011 WIRED!

Illustration for UTNE Reader

Below is a half page illustration I did for the May-June 2011 issue of UTNE Reader! The story titled "Jelly Roll's Storyville" is based on the an interview and recording session of Jelly Roll Morton done by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax in 1938. I really enjoyed this assignment because I was really able to do some research on the facts - right down to the theater the interview took place in, and the exact model of disc recorder that Lomax used. It was also fun to listen to some great Jazz to inspire the piece while working on it.
It's also great to be in this magazine with some great illustrators including my friend Jesse Kuhn (RAWTOASTDESIGN). Many thanks to Stephanie for the assignment - I really enjoyed this one!

Boston Globe Book Review cover!

I was thrilled to get a call from Martin Gee over at the Boston Globe, to do a cover illustration for their Book Review section. The book is called "1861: The Civil War Awakening" By Adam Goodheart. Below is two color options I sent over, but the page ended up running in black and white. Still really happy with how it came out! Thanks to Martin - it was great to finally work with him!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New commissioned work!

I've got a bunch of new work just coming out now and in the next month or so. Excited to share some new work for Wired, UTNE Reader, and Travel + Leisure at the end of the month! Also should be launching my new website + blog at the end of the month as well. Busy busy! Thanks a bunch to Dennis, Betsy, Darin, and Ivylise for these assignments. Enjoy!

Quarter page for Tennis Magazine - discussing the difference between the old school, crazier personalities like McEnroe, Connors, and Nastase VS. today's more civilized players like Nadal and Feferer.

Two spot portraits for Harvard Business Review.

One of my monthly portraits for Car and Driver Magazine.

Two of my weekly portraits for the Commercial Observer, sister pub of the NY Observer.

New personal work!

In between projects and on some free time, I try to do my best to expand my portfolio and abilities as much as I can. Below are some personal projects I've been working on. I really would love to get into fashion illustration a bit more. I also love to play with full color pieces and try something new! Enjoy

Carousel piece inspired by spring!

Fashion illustration of Elizabeth Taylor

After doing the drawing of Elizabeth Taylor, it made me think how different fashion was back in the day vs. today. Above is a drawing of a more modern underwear model...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Atlantic Arena contruction

It felt really good to get out and draw yesterday. It's been a long winter! Every year I say "this will be the summer I go out and draw all the time". Although I end up so busy with work that I don't get to go out as much as I'd like to. This year I hope to change that.

Here is a drawing I did yesterday at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. This is where the new NJ Nets arena is going up. Click to see better view! Enjoy!

Monday, March 7, 2011

New feature and portrait for Car and Driver

Here is some new work that you can find in this month's April 2011 issue of Car and Driver. The first two pieces are full pages for a feature story on the Fiat 500, written by PJ O'Rourke. The second is a portrait of Gordon Murray for one of my monthly spots in the magazine. I love working with Car and Driver - I always get just the right balance of freedom and direction! Many thanks to Darin for the assignments. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Weekly portraits for the NY Observer

About a month ago I was contacted by Ivylise at the NY Observer to do a weekly portrait for their sister publication, Commercial Observer. Doing a portrait a week has been amazing, and is really great practice and exploration. I constantly try to loosen up a LITTLE bit more each week, and avoid being too tight and contrived - but I'm still extremely happy with the way this weekly column is going. Thanks to Ivy for the great opportunity, and thanks to you for reading! Check back soon for more updates and more weekly portraits from this series!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New portraits for Toronto Life

Here are a few small portraits I did for the January issue of Toronto Life Magazine. Thanks to John, the AD for the assignment!