The Portraitist, 2014. Ink and digital color, 8x10”.
Remember when I did that request thing a while ago? Here’s a piece I made inspired by the two suggestions above. It’s available as a print on my society6 shop.
Elephants really do paint representationally. Look it up. It’s my favorite thing about elephants, as you may recall.
Get Out of Texas Or Die Trying Album Art.
I’ve got a little playlist to motivate me toward my main goal for this year (more on that later), and you can listen to it on a YouTube playlist here (some of the tracks aren’t great quality, but it’s the best I could find). The landscape here is a mishmash of Texas skylines, and I crammed as many state symbols as I could. It’s kind of like Where’s Waldo? in an apocalyptic Texas.
If you can correctly identify everything in this illustration, you win a prize.
What I’m Working On, April 2014:
1. An illustrated blog post for Dash Network, a charity helping asylum seekers in North Texas.
2. Request Week: I asked my Tumblr followers to tell me what to draw. Right now I’m stretching it out into two weeks … maybe three?
3. My day job involves lots of standing around idly outside, so I sneak in some observed urban landscape drawing when I can.
4. Updating my website.
April WIWO from QDC.
Coltrane, 2014. Ink, collage and digital color.
My first QDC post of the year is a portrait of John Coltrane for our group’s contribution to Jazz and Draw. If you aren’t familiar with Coltrane’s legendary work as a saxophonist and band leader, Coltrane Plays the Blues is a great place to start.
Coltrane was a great musical figure to explore in this piece. I’m looking forward to seeing the other portraits from the rest of the QDC.