Friday, December 23, 2011

JCL Santa images

Christmas is here and I just wanted to post some of my favorite Santa images created by one of the best illustrators ever, Joseph Christian Leyendecker. Just amazing stuff!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Carolyn Taylor Photography

This is a post I have been meaning to do for a while about one of my favorite people on this earth, Carolyn Taylor, and her recent photographic journey! I could go on and on about Carolyn and her work , but I ramble enough here, and I would rather that you pay her blog a visit-

The powerful images shown below are some of what you will find within Carolyn's Blog, as well as the stories behind them ..So go and check it out!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Best Artist EVER!!!

Isabella with her tour de force

My niece Isabella was over on Thanksgiving, and she was really excited about doing some painting with her kook of an uncle. I tried to set her up with a small piece of canvas board but she shut me down and insisted that she painted on a wooden panel, similar to the ones I used for my thesis paintings. I didn't have any that size and so we settled on a smaller panel that I had kicking around. Here she is looking serious with her first ever acrylic on panel masterpiece! Pretty awesome job, especially the floaty little hearts in the sky! Love this kid!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Trail Runner Illo

Dog Attack

Pit Detail

This image was used to illustrate an article about dog attacks in the December issue of Trail Runner Magazine. Unfortunately I had to vilify Pit Bulls in the piece. Despite the bad rap that Pit Bulls receive they still remain one of my favorite creatures on earth. This was a tough one because I did not want to make a super gory , extremely dark image, as the topic is already heavy enough.
At any rate here is the image in which I came up with. It was created with a variety of techniques and with a combination of both 2d and 3d software.