Monday, April 24, 2006

Illustration Friday - Robot

This was for a Village Voice cover for week of 7-28-03. Inside the Movement for Post-human Rights, Cyborg Liberation Front

Based on the famous ink drawing by DaVinci, Vitruvian Man. I actually drew and completely recreated the DaVinci drawing instead of using a scan of it. From the first call to final FTP delivery was 4 days. I did do much else during that time except eat and sleep. I used this as a postcard promo so that's why my logo and # is on it.

Detail of robot foot.

Saturday, April 22, 2006


This has very little to do with illustration but everything to do with everyone's life.


1. Pray or think kindly of other all the time.
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Get enough rest.
17. Eat right.
18. Get organized so everything has its place.
19. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
20. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
21. Every day, find time to be alone.
22. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you."
23. Laugh.
24. Laugh some more!
25. Take your work seriously, but not yourself.
26. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
27. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
28. Sit on your ego.
29. Talk less; listen more.
30. Slow down.
31. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe
32. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.

Learning and growing is being reminded and acting on what you already know to be true.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Illustration Friday - Spotted

Illustration Friday - Spotted

A spotted sky.
I traditionally painted one ball and the sky and then duplicated the ball in Photoshop. Can you imagine the reasoning to actually tradtionally paint this? I would never do it! It was hard enough figuring out the dimples on one ball. See the original painting I did where I got the ball from.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Design software weakens classic drawing skills

Here's a CNN article that's worth a read. Nothing new to me or probably you but may give you some new insight. This highly publicized article may have an impact on the trend of wanting more traditional mediums from art buyers.