Hat Delivery

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Last week I created a drawing for Ads2Art Boulder. I added the background here just for fun, but the black and white drawing will grace the sides of a bike-share bike panel in the place of advertising for one year.

I’ve got some new work to show you very soon. I recently finished an original illustration that will appear in Ammo Magazine. I’m thrilled to be involved with Ammo – I’m a huge fan of the magazine and it’s an honor to have my work printed there.  I was also commissioned my  TAPS: The Beer Magazine (out of Canada) and will be able to show it to you as soon as they get the issue laid out.

Yesterday I noticed that I was only about 50 followers away from 2,000 on Twitter. As a thank you to all of my followers, I will be running a giveaway as soon as I hit that mark. I will be giving away one of the original drawings that was later turned into a colored illustration.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and have a lovely Memorial Day Weekend!

Oil Paintings for Sale!

I have decided that it’s time for some of my original oil paintings to find a new home. These were painted about 4 years ago and have graced the walls of Antagonist Art Movement in New York City. These were all part of a series based on actual people I encountered in New York, mostly in Washington Square Park. If you are interested in any of these paintings, get in touch and can discuss price, shipping etc. and I can provide dimensions for each.

 

 

 

My First Picture Book: Fly Danny, Fly

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Mark your calendars because the day has come! Last year I was commissioned to illustrate my first picture book, Fly Danny, Fly, and the release date is just around the corner. On May 22nd the book will officially be available and there will be a release party in in Chicago. If you’re around, you can find more info about the party here.

This book was written by Chip Gilbertson and Gina Restivo. The entire illustration process was highly collaborative which was challenging at times, but I learned so much about myself and my work. Chip and Gina created the book in honor of Danny Stanton, a boy who passed away in 2009 from Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). A portion of the book sales will benefit the Danny Did Foundation created by his parents as a resource for other families struggling with Epilepsy.

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This is one of the illustrations from the book that I am most proud of. Once the book is released, on Sunday, I will add a few more images from the book to my portfolio. Check out www.pigupstation.com for info on how you can purchase a copy.

Also, as you may know, I’m working on a short, spooky kid’s comic for an anthology that will be coming out in October – just in time for Halloween! Check back to the blog regularly for updates and sneak peeks of how it’s coming along.

Tae Kwon Do Spot Illustrations

This week I decided to focus on creating some new work for my Children’s portfolio. I had done a sketch of a little girl bowing to a Tae Kwon Do instructor and decided to run with it. Below are the 3 spot illustrations I created as well as my sketches so you can get a feel for where I start versus where I end up!

 

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The Eternal Renter

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This editorial illustration is about the current state of the economy and how it is affecting renters. For people like me, it can feel like we will be renting for the rest of our lives.