Posts Tagged ‘sketch’
I’ll be donating artwork to a show for PAWS, a no-kill shelter organization in Philadelphia and the only of its kind in the city. The show, called More than Nine Lives, will feature a lot of great artists including other Philadelphia Cartoonists Society members.
I was really excited to be asked to donate work to the show because my own cats were originally from a litter my old roommate fostered. They’re an integral part of my and my girlfriend’s lives at this point and I’ve become one of those people who has far too many pictures of his cats on his phone and computer.
The sketches are portraits of our 2 cats, Amos & McKinley, with a Pennsylvania Dutch motif. Much of my summer was spent driving through central Pennsylvania and seeing these hex designs on the sides of barns, cars and other home goods in the country.
For more info on the show, check out the link here.
I’ve read a lot of Dresden Files lately. It’s a book series about Harry Dresden, a wizard detective. Yeah. He’s a wizard detective.
I wrote off the series because of that alone, but once I picked up the first book I found that it was really fun. It’s full of self-aware comedy, hard boiled detective plots, and fantasy elements. Seven books in, and reluctant to get to work, I did a little drawing of the main character, Harry Dresden.
I’ll be participating in the next PCS show later this year called Dead and Dreaming. The theme is Lovecraft’s stories and curator Sam Heimer is doing a great job of setting up and managing the show. He’s also putting together a book of all the artists’ pieces to have for the opening.
I chose “The Tomb” for my story and the above image is my final sketch. Looking forward to getting to work on this one.
I read Paul Auster’s City of Glass on my home from Alaska last month and was struck by all of the different elements he writes about like mysticism, the nature of fiction and fluidity of identity. One of the most stimulating passages is when the main character, under the guise of a hard private detective, enters the home of his mysterious client. The book really starts here for me, feeling like the protagonist was entering a new world that he himself was not a part of.
I hope to flesh this out into a full piece soon.
I’m finalizing the design of my next promotional card and wanted to include a small spot illustration in black and white. It will go over the contact information and be a bit rougher than the cover illustration. I’m between two options right now, so you’ll have to wait and see what runs in the final.