Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Holiday Visit to the Viper Room!

It seems like the best time to see new music is right before the Xmas holiday! My GF and I stopped by the Viper Room in West Hollywood to see an up and coming band called 'Exposed to Sunlight'.They were the first band to play and we heard 6 songs in total. Most of the songs were written by a friend and they had a good beat! I say thumbs up!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Kwanzaa

This is an old holiday greeting card from my friend Rob. I was still on the East Coast and I believe that this was his first year in CA. Don't you love the enormous purple car?
Rob picked me up from the airport on my first visit and it started to rain a bit. No roof? No problem! He directed me to some handy blankets on the rear seat and we got to where we were going. Cheers to Rob and to all a Happy Kwanzaa!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Good Morning!

More advertising stuff. I think the copy should read:"Good morning honey! Would you like some coffee?"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Back to Drawing

I have been busy working on a rush job over the last week or so and I have not been able to do much of anything else. I wanted to take a break with a quick gouache.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Giving!

Every Christmas, I try to include an illustration with every card I send out. If you may have gotten one from me, and it's just a quick sketch. I did this drawing to acompany a Starbucks gift card!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Mix CDs

I did not know that professional DJs ordered tracks and beats thru music services! A DJ that lives in my building threw out a bunch of old CDs. They were stacked up on the curb, so I snatched them up! Some really cool dance beats and high energy remixes. The labels made it clear that these tracks were for professionals only, so I feel like I'm getting away with something.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Storytelling Shorthand

In Advertising, when you are trying to sell something to a specific group, the Art Director will use a visual cue or image to get the idea across quickly. If you want to show that your product is powerful or heroic, have someone ripping their shirt off and have a logo or a message on your chest. Alex Ross did a Obama painting that got a lot of attention with that idea. These are some more examples.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Who rules Bartertown?

I broke out the brush! I've always liked this character of Auntie Entity, so I am giving it a go with color.