Monday, June 28, 2010

HOW Magazine

I'm extremely honored to have been selected to paint the contributor's page for HOW Design magazine's July 2010 issue. I've been reading HOW since I first went to design school a million years ago, and now here I am with my work up front and center in the book. Art Director Bridgid McCarren was remarkably open as to what approach I should take to painting the contributors. Not only that, but I got to paint my own ugly mug and list myself among an amazingly talented group of contributors. These were all painted in Photoshop over pencil sketches. Here you can see each of the images a bit bigger:

They are, from left to right, yours truly, AIGA President Debbie Millman, David C. Baker, Principle of ReCourses consultancy, web designer extraordinaire Jason Santa Maria and Nelnet Director of Marketing Jackie Ostrowski.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sofia Loren

My wife and I had a new baby a little over a month ago. Since then, I've been finding ways to occupy my time in the middle of the night when I'm usually sleeping. I did this last night, painting over a sketch from my sketchbook. It's actress Sofia Loren, in case I blew it and you don't recognize her.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Teddy KGB

I had kind of an odd request with this one. A friend of mine is a huge fan of the movie "Rounders," and he asked me to turn my John Malkovich painting into one where he's in character as Teddy KGB.