Illustration Roundup: December 2014

Winter is a great time for staying indoors with a Cintiq tablet. That's what I'm trying to tell myself anyway:) While I try to synthesize Vitamin D from the glow of my retina screen, warm yourself by the glow of my latest JPEGS.

Driving By the Old House Boston Globe AD: Greg Klee

Driving By the Old House
Boston Globe
AD: Greg Klee

An illustration for a piece in the Boston Globe about a man’s relationship with his first house. He has moved years ago, but checks in on it from time to time, and watches as the neighborhood slowly changes until he can no longer recognize it. 
 
I had a lot of fun working on this one! I feel like I've been trying to draw the interior of a car forever, and can never quite get it to feel the way I want it to. I'm always looking for photo reference where you can see the dashboard and the driver's head at the same time, and apparently it's next to impossible.  This time I pretty much threw the reference out the window tried to make it up from scratch (ignoring laws of physics / perspective where necessary.)  Now that I've cracked the code I'll be trying to work car interiors every preoject. Thanks to Greg Klee for the great assignment!

Chosen sketch

Chosen sketch

Alternate sketch

Alternate sketch

Chief Technology Person CEO Magazine AD: Hamilton Hedrick

Chief Technology Person
CEO Magazine
AD: Hamilton Hedrick

An illustration for CEO Magazine for a story about new laws that are stripping non-lawyer employees at law firms of the "officer" in their titles. I ended up rendering a slightly more naturalistic portrait for this one, and looking at it now am wishing I could blow up the features a little, but I guess that's just the pendulum swinging back towards cartooniness. Thanks to Hamilton Hedrick for the assignment!

Taxi Apps Money Magazine AD: Patricia Alvarez

Taxi Apps
Money Magazine
AD: Patricia Alvarez

These are some spots I made for the most recent issue of Money Magazine. The feature is a round up of recent "Big Ideas" that change the way people invest (or live in general.) After working on a larger illustration, it is kind of fun to jump into these quicker ones. Sometimes these spots end up being a place to try new ideas without worrying too much if they will work. The wierd diorama perspective in the "Taxi App" probably would have gotten resolved into something more realistic if I'd had a weekend to rework it, but I'm really happy with the way it came out. Thanks to Patricia Alvarez for the great assignment!

Transparent Medical Pricing Money Magazine AD: Patricia Alvarez

Transparent Medical Pricing
Money Magazine
AD: Patricia Alvarez

Test-out Degrees Money Magazine AD: Patricia Alvarez

Test-out Degrees
Money Magazine
AD: Patricia Alvarez

Pop-Up Banking Money Magazine AD: Patricia Alvarez

Pop-Up Banking
Money Magazine
AD: Patricia Alvarez

Solar Boom Money Magazine AD: Patricia Alvarez

Solar Boom
Money Magazine
AD: Patricia Alvarez

My Aim Is True "Thirty Three and a Third" Gallery 1988

My Aim Is True
"Thirty Three and a Third"
Gallery 1988


Last but not least, I'm very excited to have some work at Gallery 1988 this month. The show is a collection of reimagined record covers. The opening will be this Thursday, the 5th of December.Thanks to Dana Lechtenberg for inviting me to participate!