Monday, June 27, 2011

Red Nailz Did

I did this illustration last week for Canada's Globe and Mail. The story was a short little autobiography about this old woman who always hated her hands and always bite her nails. No matter what she did she could not stop this bad habit...and she was always ashamed of her hands. She would be envious of women with beautiful hands. Hands hands hands!

Finally, by random chance she had to paint her nails red for a play she was in...and she discovered that this made her finally stop biting her nails! AND, even better, she fell in love with her hands and was proud of them.

It was such a genuine, heart-warming little summary does not do it justice.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LGBT Creative Series Interview

I am proud to be part of a series of interviews on the blog, "The Fox is Black". Bobby Solomon, the creator of the blog, wanted to showcase successful gay creatives in the design and illustration world - to show that gay people aren't only like the ones you see on tv or in parades.

Enjoy the interview by clicking here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ooh Ooh

I painted this a while ago as a present for a friend's birthday. I also bought a frame and painted that as well.
I used goache and india ink.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Who Will Survive In America?

A new painting in my florescent paper series, also inspired by the lyrics of a song. I feel like I'm getting somewhere with this new technique! I am very excited.

Friday, June 10, 2011

That's Not the Shape of my Heart

Another goache painting done on florescent paper. Again, inspired by song lyrics. Perhaps this is a theme that will continue.
This is also for sale, inquire if you are interested.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

First iPad painting

Downloaded Brushes for the iPad today and here is my first wonderful little painting entitled, "Creepy Ass Man".


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wash that Man Right Out of my Hair

This piece was inspired by a song I heard on the radio today...the words up top are lyrics to the song (as you might have guessed).
I used white gouache and black india ink on florescent yellow paper...unfortunately the neon-ness of the yellow did not scan well.

This piece is for sale - if you are interested, email me.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bloomberg View

I did an illustration for Bloomberg View, an online op-ed site entirely separate from the Businessweek magazine. It was pretty exciting to do something that was only going to appear online. The article is by Susan Antilla, who wrote in 2002 a book about the culture of sexual harrassment in the financial world, called "Tales from the Boom Boom Room." This piece is basically a follow up to the book - saying that things have not gotten much better. What a surprise! It's very interesting (and depressing) - but I recommend reading it.

Click here to read the article.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Beard Socks come out of the closet

Some of you may have guessed it already and some of you may have been totally oblivious...but the truth is now out. Beard Sock came out of the closet tonight and there's no going back. He loves to snuggle up against his own kind. The prickle of another Beard Sock's beard against his face sends shivers up his spine. The good kind.

Love is in the air!! LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!!!!

Life or Death Decisions

These illustrations accompanied an article about a pilot who managed to land his plane even though he had complete engine failure and could not longer steer his plane. Sadly a good number of the passengers still died in the landing (since he had no breaks), but the lives of many were saved thanks to his ability to think and problem solve, even in a life or death situation like this.

I was happy to be given the opportunity to do some paintings for these illustrations!