Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scholz & Friends Warsaw

A couple weeks ago I was approached by Scholz & Friends Warsaw to work on a project for Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH). They were designing a series of t-shirts with PAH's key phrase: “Ludzie, dzięki którym świat staje się lepszy” [“People, thanks to whom the world becomes better”]. Each t-shirt would have one of the words from this phrase - and I was given at first "lepszy" then "świat." Eventually they decided to have one word per artist - and they used my version of "świat," which means "world".

I can't wait to get some copies of the t-shirt! I'll post pictures when I do.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Collage Collaborations

I created these collaborations before the master inspirations below, I just haven't had time to scan them all in properly! These were a collaboration with Marina Kharkover - they are mixed media: collage and acrylic ink. You see them in the order that we created them.

Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Vampires in Heaven

Mongol Conglomerate

Santa's Magic

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Master Inspiration

This past weekend me and my friend Marina Kharkover did some small paintings inspired by master works. I find this is a very fun exercise and if you allow yourself to be lose enough, you get some really interesting results. We both were trying to make original pieces that didn't resemble the originals too closely. The top piece is inspired by "Psyche Receiving the First Kiss of Love" 1798 by Francois Gerard, and the one below that is inspired by "Bathsheba at her Bath" 1654 by Rembrandt.

Seattle Weekly

I recently completed a cover for Seattle Weekly's annual Spring Arts Guide. I pretty much had free reign over what to draw but then ended up tying the cover into one of the features.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

fashion punk

i was inspired by a photo i saw on a fashion blog i regularly check.

goache paintings

I recently bought myself some really nice watercolor paper and goache. I've been trying to make myself a better painter so I've been playing around with different mediums - mostly acrylic. I wanted to try goache because it is still opaque like acrylic and quick-drying - so I could paint over anything I didn't like. Anyways, its still pretty difficult haha - here are some of my initial experiments. I'm going to keep going...I'll post my new paintings as I finish them.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Time Out NY

Here's a small spot I did for Time Out NY this week - on cheap tickets for young people.
I did my best to keep this simple!