Friday, May 26, 2006

Illustration Friday - Cake

Taught Racism

This was an editorial piece I did back in 1993. The topic I had to illustrate was an article on taught racism. When parent teach there children to be a racist. As we all know racism is something you learn from others especially parents. I have a daughter about this age now and I see that everyday she is color blind and that's truly wonderful. Very few parents teach racism, but they do it in their actions and as we know kids pay much more attention to your actions than words. As for the illustration it's done with oil washes and prismacolor. Please comment.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Illustration Friday - Devils & Angels

Orginally done a separate images I combined them for this Illustration Friday's entry. Still kind of a work in progress. I wanted to meld the two images together seemlesslyfor some reason I'm trying to figure out. Why do you think they should be together or even in separate frames?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Is Illustration Dead? NO!!!

I don't want this blog to become a link place for other articles, but from time to time I come across something that speaks to the core of my beliefs as a fulltime illustrator. This is a great and honest interview by world reknowned Art Director/Designer Steven Heller with the creator of 3x3 Magazine, Charles Hively. Even though I have not bought a single isssue myself I love it and intend to at least promote it's much needed presence in today's market to further the cause of art director's using more illustrations over photography. So please read this wonderful interview that gives hope to all up and coming illustrators and ones that have seen the way the market has changed the demand for illustration. I believe illustration in advertising and other markets WILL continue to get more and more accepted due to 3x3 and many other ways.