Monday, April 27, 2009

Bridging These Truths Publicity Galore!

On Tuesday the 21st of April my family and I were asked to come to an Image Awards ceremony at the Emory University Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). They were honoring student leaders with awards. Great group of people indeed. At the end of the ceremony they unveiled my poster of Bridging These Truths. The my client and visionary Brenda Stanley and I donated a 30" x 18" canvas gallery wrap of the poster to the NAACP chapter. It will be displayed in the TV lounge of the Dobbs University Center in a week with a plaque of recognition. Here is the article about it in the Emory Wheel.

The poster also posted on a very popular blog with a link to my prints for sale web page. You might have to scroll waaaay down to see the post but it's there!

A large framed print of this also was recently auctioned off at the 2009 SCAD-Atlanta Scholarship Gala donated by your truly.

It has been talked about at length on the radio, speeches, presentations and the Georgia School Board is very interested in displaying it in a large amount of their schools.

It's getting LOTS of other publicity, sales and traction even 100 days into Obama being in the White House.

It's also not to far fetched that the poster will be seen and given to Michele Obama. Because it's not what you know it's who you know and Brenda knows!

Stay tuned!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Illustration Friday - Theater

Oldies but goodie. Did this back in 1994 I think while taking a class with Bill Mayer. I was influenced by his bright colors. This was a piece to represent an outdoor amphitheater. The music I was listening to was Enigma.

11x17 color laser print of background painted on top of with oils. Hands, crowd and smoke mist are oils. Microphone was painted in oils the covered over with a photo that I took for the reference. There were some minor tweaks to the scan in Photoshop but I say what ever it takes to get it the way you want it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ya Ya Kids are worldwide!

As in all over the world wide web. This week the marketing efforts of the Ya Ya moms and owners of Ya Ya Kids had a great little shout out on a very popular and current podcast I clued them in on. Manic Mommies is an audio podcast for any manic mommy. What mommy is not a MANIC MOMMY? Anyway, why this is important? I did all the illustrations for the shirts and I did their logo! It's cool to hear about other talking about your work unprovoked! Check it out below.

Here is the link to the Manic Mommies show notes where you can download the show as an MP3, or listen on iTunes. Listen to the whole thing or fast forward to about 16 min. and then again at 50 min.

For all you mom's it would mean a lot to me to check out the Ya Ya Kids website and buy a shirt. They are very cool! Super soft high quality environmental friendly shirts that are made in the USA.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Ninja Mountain Scrolls Podcast

Came across this great podcast for Illustrators. It's mainly a group of guys that work in the Fantasy/SF markets, but great insight into the industry and daily lives of the fantastic artists. Go to the blog for MP3 links or better yet, if you have iTunes here is the link to the podcast there.