Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sketchbook : Chapala

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View from my parents' porch in Chapala, Mexico.

Trying to do more "sitting and drawing" what I see.
It's been a long time since I've done that sort of thing.
(Marker and pen.)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Weekly Reader : Nov 2009

Here are two illustrations from a regular gig I do. Current Health 1* is a Weekly Reader magazine. Kids write letters, and I accompany them with my drawings.

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Sometimes it is a challenge to figure out how to draw "gross" topics in a kid magazine friendly way. Take for instance... "ralphing." It makes me queasy just thinking about it.

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This one was easier... chapped lips.

* The editorial staff is great fun to work with.
** These just came out, but we are working four months ahead on the deadline. These illustrations were finished in July.

Quick Sketch : Cafe Racer

Littlefield Fountain : Unfinished

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Ever since I was little, one of my favorite places in Austin has been the Littlefield Fountain  on the UT campus. This is the unfinished comp sketch I did of the fountain. It's an imaginary situation. The little boy would be me (kinda) and I am totally riding on the back of those merhorses.