Friday, October 27, 2006

Illustration Friday - Wind


This is a oil painting cover I did for Ligonier Ministries monthly magazine Tabletalk. The visual problem I had to solve was first of all the sense of spiritual revival of a person. They had to be content and the power of nature or God was renewing their spirit. I thought wind and a nice colorful sunset would help contrast the dull and old skin that's peeling away.

The original is 11.5 in. x 18 in. It and several size prints are available for sale here:

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Retro Poster Art

Here is some current work I've done for a commercial real estate agency Hodges Ward Elliott. They the AD wanted some retro poster illustration for the cover of a presentation that goes out to a small list of high end real estate investors of buildings. I'm not only glad for me but for the illustration field in general that they decided to use illustration instead of the usual photography. This really set them apart and made them look extra special. I had fun creating these in Adobe Illustrator after basically tracing over the provided photos and simplifying the shapes for a screen print kind of effect. If I had more time on them I would have added a texture or slight color plate shift for a more authentic rendition to a old worlds fair poster. What's your thoughts on these from a style stand point? Should I do more?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Secret to everything - FULL-LENGTH FILM ONLINE!!!

This movie is incredible! It's for ALL people whether you are spiritual or not. I wish movies like this would be more popular in the USA rather than all these pop culture, voilent, cops and robber, non-educational type movies that seem dominate the big screen.

FULL-LENGTH FILM ONLINE!!! (108 mins) This is The Secret to everything - the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: everything you have ever wanted. WATCH IT! ENJOY IT!! SHARE IT!!! * It is HARD to find this for FREE! Only catch is you need a free myspace account.

If you don't want a myspace account or don't want to watch it on your computer then learn more about this here:

Buy THE SECRET DVD and see it on your TV in better quality and support the creator of this intellectual property! It about 30 bucks but worth it! I'm going to buy it myself.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Illustration Friday - Trouble

This is an old illustration I did back at Portfolio Center in 1993. I was playing around with taking my own photos and manipulating them in Photoshop then printing them out on a Canon color copier at Kinko's (before inkjets hit the mainstream). I then worked on top of the color copy with Prismacolor pencils, oils, and even sand paper. Somewhat limiting since originals could only be 11 x 17 at the largest and not archival.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Secondary portfolio pages update

Just yesterday I updated my portfolios that I created for 4 different styles and markets that go beyond the realistic work that I maily do. Right now it's only there for when a client need to see more of a certain style that I do. I just send to a link at there request. Currently it's hard to find a link these portfolios from my main site. Now that it has a look and feel of my main site I'm going to link it more prominantly. I have an Info Graphics Portfolio, Whimsical Vector Portfolio, Technical Portfolio, and Comps Portfolio. Since I do all sort of styles and techniques find it hard to categorize the works and market them. Anyone have any tips?

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