Ghosts of Mayors Past for The New York Times

I really enjoyed working on this one and would like to thank Richard at the NYT for giving me the freedom to exaggerate and create the characters in the most natural way for me. It’s great working for people who let you do what you do. As the norm of late, I only had two days to complete this one. I didn’t think I’d be able to finish a painting in the way that I wanted so I decided to combine drawing and painting . . . has a nice life to it that I really enjoy.

 

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This is a Freud that I hadn’t yet shared here. I did this while in Vienna a couple of weeks ago where I was teaching a workshop on caricature, drawing and painting and the process of illustration and working for publications.

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Freud

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Kanye West for Rolling Stone!

Kanye West for Rolling Stone. Look for it this week! I gotta say that I really enjoyed working on this one! I wanted to keep things loose and painterly and more expressive. Thank you Mark at RS for letting me explore!

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Best Ink

bestinkHere is a shot of me last night on the T.V. show “Best Ink”. It was strange, I was there for an entire day, filming and mostly they have me saying things like, ” What’s up, how’s it going?” Hahah! Of course, I said so much more that would have been helpful to have shared with viewers at home but at least the artists themselves got to hear what they needed to hear. Perhaps I was a little harsh with what I actually thought and said about their art? It would have been great for all of your enjoyment to actually hear what I said to the five remaining artists. 🙂 It was also interesting to see that they edited everything in a way to obviously add more drama and suspense and to try and trick the viewer into thinking something else might happen. It was very interesting experience.

 

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Mother can you spare a room?

30withparents My latest illustration for the Wall Street Journal accompanies an article about 30 year olds who have to live with their parents because of the current state of the economy.

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Prints Available!

printsPrints available! If interested please contact me. Look through my portfolio to choose any drawing or painting that you like! It’s that easy!

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King of Fearmongers!

WStandard.v18-29.Apr15.Cover This was a one day turnaround. I was asked to make this guy look creepy and so I did, and had a fun time doing it too. Because I only had one day to paint it I decided to keep things really loose and painterly which is how I prefer it anyways. You can see from the image below that I started off with a green base and built my colors from there.april2013_WScoverScreen+shot+2013-04-03+at+3.54.57+PM

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