Monday, December 31, 2012
It's the last day of 2012, so I figured it was time for the sentimental end-of-the-year post. Here we go. January: The poster that started everything, for Ms. Liana. Right now she's trying to fund her new album via kickstarter, you should support her because she's awesome. freaking favorite band in Rochester! This show was so much fun. celebration of the joy included in my yoga practice. AH! Hatch Show Print. I didn't get the internship, but I did get this sweet poster! You can't win them all! Owl House, and one of my favorite posters to date. The little diver is also tattooed on my right arm now. Pickathon; a bluegrass music festival on a farm. What happened after was this illustration for Brady Dillsworth. here. here. here. Windsor Folk Family.
Monday, December 10, 2012
For the holidays, I have switched gears a little bit and started work on some portrait commissions. I felt a little rusty, so I did a lot of portrait studies and worked extra hard. I took a break from the linoleum and the window paintings as well, because sometimes you just need to switch up media. Below, a Jakob Dylan sketch: Windsor Folk Family! Below is layer one: Genesee Center for the Arts puts out a letterpress calendar every year, and I am proud to say I am November 2013! It was really fun to get back into letter pressing, and to eat at Dogtown because it's right next door :)
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Happy post-Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you've all overcome your turkey or tofurkey hangovers, along with the pie, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other goodness that family brings to the table. I'm glad to back at it in the studio, I've been wanting to do a nice bluegrass poster for the Windsor Folk Family since I got back from Pickathon. Here's the progress on the lino: Liana Gabel's CD! Next up is the back cover, then we're going to print! Yay!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Here's a good sketchbook dump for y'all. I've been working on a series I call "anatomy and breakfast". These guys are the newest ones in the growing series. Eventually, I'd love to publish an artist book of this series. It started with me revisiting my old anatomy books to keep myself sharp by constantly drawing the figure, bones, muscles. It also helps me in my yoga practice, with a greater understanding of the muscles that I'm using. I have to insert type into everything, and I love breakfast. My favorite thing to do is treat myself at the diner around the corner from my house on a weekday. Behold: Brady Dillsworth. Miss Liana Gabel's album <3 Righteous Babe's website! They only have a few left, so when they're gone, THEY'RE GONE!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Here's another Americana illustration that I'm working on for Brady Dillsworth. Orange Glory Cafe's second location opens next week in the Times Square Building in Rochester. A painting for the new cafe :) The Tweed Ride that I started organizing many moons ago turned three years old. Eighty six people came! What an honor. Thanks to everyone, especially to our official photographer, Joe Philipson, who took this great group photo. Righteous Babe logo. What an honor! This image is for the back of tee shirts and perhaps sweatshirts! Righteous Babe, from Ani's song "Splinter". Remember, as these months get colder, you can STILL always go outside! I'm so excited for the snow to fly and to be able to get on my cross country skis, I haven't talked about much else the past few days. Liana Gabel's album this week too!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
What I've been up to: Entering a logo design contest for the Two Man Gentlemen Band. Righteous Babe :) Roc Brewing Co, I'm part of a great group Halloween show at 1975 this Saturday and my Third Annual Tweed Ride is Sunday! Yay!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
From the sketchbook: drawing some mice for a project that may turn into a different project. I've been listening to Ani's "As Is" so much lately, and yes, she infiltrated my non-Ani sketches too.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I completed my first poster for Righteous Babe Records this weekend! Yay! The assignment was to create a poster for Ani Difranco's October tour. About a week prior to starting this assignment, I had a great yoga class where the theme was animals. We discussed how many yoga poses are named after animals, and how sometimes during your practice it is essential to ignore your frontal lobe and go with more basic feeling. For example, when you see a dog or cat get up from a nap, they don't just shuffle to the bathroom, they get up and stretch, yawn, they listen to their bodies. In our constant reasoning we forget to listen to our bodies. I digress.. when I recieved the assignment I went to work listening to Ani interviews and live performances for days. Ideas bounced around, as they do, until I sat down and thought, "What kind of animal would Ani be?" She's strong, fierce, independent, beautiful but "not a pretty girl", outspoken, and amazing. I felt a lioness would fit her perfectly. I also wanted to give you guys a peek into my process. The first thing I do with my lino is a detailed full size (11X17) drawing of the poster, including type. I then put tracing paper over and trace everything. Below, you see the traced picture. Rochester Art Supply's Invitational Show at the High Falls Gallery. I fell in love with a silver brick wall behind Mr. Yorke.