Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Omni-Shoreham Ad

I'm in the process of scanning past illustration work to put up on my forthcoming website and found this DC map illustration I had done for the Omni-Shoreham hotel (upper left, on top of the hill). The client was thrilled with it, which is always a plus. I really think DC is a beautiful city (although it doesn't have the violet- colored streets depicted here). I used some artistic license to clear some of the traffic and office buildings, I hope you don't mind. Below, is the inside of the brochure. (city not to scale). color pencil, 11" x 17."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chicago Cubs & St. Louis Cardinals

Here's an offering for fans of the Cubs and the Cardinals. I was really happy how all these mascots worked together and the project was a success. I see art as an adventure in problem-solving. You make do with your talent and are challenged by your art supplies and you set off to make something from nothing. This project was a lot of fun and that's just a bonus. Even better when it's something you're proud of.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Florida Marlin?

Ok, I know it looks more like a pointy-nosed dolphin than a marlin, but you try to draw one that's vertically challenged and holding a baseball bat! You have to admit that at least it's colorful and fish-like! Below is a rough mock-up of how these illustrations would match up with mixed-up heads, torsos, and legs. Hilarity!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Detroit Tigers

I thought I'd show one of my favorite projects that I illustrated for the Children's Learning Center at the Texas Rangers Baseball Stadium. I was asked to draw eight characters from different major league baseball teams to go on two four-sided, three part mix and match kiosk thingys. Follow? You know, where you can spin the head to match it up with a different torso and then match those with a different leg section for loads of laughs! Hehehe! A (Chicago) bear Cub with (St. Louis) Cardinal bird legs!
It sounded easy until I realized I had to draw a vertical tiger matching up with a vertical marlin, an astronaut matching up with a pirate, etc. Oh, and they all had to have the team's logo or hat and had to be holding a bat or ball. As long as I made the widths of the necks and waists match up, I was golden. Above, is the Detroit Tiger and the tick marks are where the drawing w
as cut to match with the other drawings that I'll post in additional entries. Below, is photographic evidence of one of the two kiosks that kids spun around at the major league stadium.