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Ghosts of Mayors Past for The New York Times

By |September 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

I really enjoyed working on this one and would like to thank Richard at the NYT for giving me the freedom to exaggerate and create the characters in the most natural way for me. It's great working for people who let you do what you do. As the norm o...

Der Spiegel “Slothful, frustrated, arrogant – how non-voters f@#k up democracy”

By |September 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Latest cover painted for Der Spiegel. This is already my 6th cover for them, the other four are on hold and will print when the time is right. One of those covers is an obituary cover so sadly we have to wait for a certain person to pass on before that artwork will be released. My first Obituary cover. A strange thing to have to paint but it was an honor for me for sure. This cover was quite the challenge, but before I get into that, the copy on the cover reads: "Slothful, frustrated, arrogant – how non-voters f@#k up democracy" The idea was to come up with 8 characters who are all using their ballot's for things other than voting. I had less than two days to do this cover which was crazy. I decided the only way I could pull it off while maintaining my style would be to keep the painting style much looser than normal. I knew that would work out fine because of the size the characters on the final cover.
Always cool to see the work on news stands or in book stores. What is weird is that I finished around 5:00 am Friday morning and by Monday morning it was all over Europe. Crazy business.
Close up of main character to show how loose I kept the painting.
I really liked the look and feel of this guy, this was a fun job!
This was my favorite character but in the end there wasn't enough room.
Tattoo man sketch.
Originally this character was bigger and in my opinion a lot more fun and exaggerated.
There was a worry that the way I was painting her would offend people so if you compare this to the final version on the cover, you can see how I had to soften her a little more. Make her cuter.

Johnny Cash

By |July 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Prints of my work are available if anyone is interested. I recorded the entire process while painting this Johnny . . . stay tuned to learn how you can watch it.

CASH

By |June 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Johnny sketch . . . working on the block in . . .

Kanye West for Rolling Stone!

By |June 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Kanye West for Rolling Stone. Look for it this week! I gotta say that I really enjoyed working on this one! I wanted to keep things loose and painterly and more expressive. Thank you Mark at RS for letting me explore!

Best Ink

By |May 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Here is a shot of me last night on the T.V. show "Best Ink". It was strange, I was there for an entire day, filming and mostly they have me saying things like, " What's up, how's it going?" Hahah! Of course, I said so much more that would have been...