Thursday, March 31, 2011

Michelle Bachman sketch

Quickie digital sketch of crazy-eyed Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachman. About 20 minutes in Photoshop.

New York Observer cover

I was extremely honored to be able to a cover recently for The New York Observer. For years, The Observer has published covers by some of the finest illustrators in the world. It's like the Justice League of Illustration: Drew Friedman! Victor Juhasz! Philip Burke! Edel Rodriguez! Robert Grossman! Barry Blitt! Jason Seiler! Dale Stephanos! And the list goes on and on. I'm humbled to be in such company (although I think it makes me more the Gleek the purple monkey of this particular group of Superfriends). Design Director Ivy Simones was awesome to work with (as well as being one heckuva designer). The cover is of SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro. The article is highly critical of the job Ms. Schapiro's been doing, but the thing that struck me about the article was despite the growing criticism, everyone seems to still like her. That made me think there must be something about this Mary woman, which led me to doing this parody of the poster for the movie "There's Something About Mary".

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sharon Stone Sketch

Digital sketch of Sharon Stone for a Caricaturama challenge over on FaceBook. Painted in Photoshop.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Liz Sketch

Lunchtime sketch of Liz Taylor. Drawn in ballpoint pen.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Guy Fieri Sketch

Doing some sketching in Photoshop. This is celebrity chef and TV host Guy Fieri. About 90 minutes in Photoshop.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Prints for Sale

I just started a new venture with my new bud, the great British illustrator and comic book artist Des Taylor. Des has begun an artist's collective known as "The Lost 20" of which he asked me to join. You can purchase limited edition prints of my or any of the other great artists in the collective on the site. Check it out here:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Reality Queens for Playboy

I was extremely honored to be able to do my first spot illustrations for Playboy. Senior Art Director Bruce Hansen was a pleasure to work with. The column by comedian Lisa Lampanelli deals with the trouble involved with dating today's reality TV stars. Here's Kate Gosselin, Kim Kardashian and everybody's darling Snooki.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Elvis WIP

I know, the world needs another Elvis caricature like I need another hole in my head, but here's what I'm working on right now.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Paul Giamatti sketch

Here's a digital sketch of actor Paul Giamatti I did tonight. This is about 90 minutes in Photoshop.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Muammar Gadaffi

Here's a digital painting I did of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi. This started as a simple sketch in Sketchbook Pro, then kept developing into a final piece.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Another caricature commission

Here's a new commission I did of a marketing professional and cool dude named Blain Skinner.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Charlie Sheen sketch

Here's a rough sketch I painted today of the current Jerk-of-the-Moment Charlie Sheen. This about an hour and a half in Photoshop.