August 27, 2008

American Airlines

Recently I finished an illustration that will be accompanying an editorial about a migrant worker working in a busy kitchen that will appear in the Oct/Nov issue of American Airlines' magazine Nexos. So if you're flying American Airlines this fall look in the back of the seat in front of you and check it out!

Rough Sketch -out of the 4 I sent, this was the one chosen. It was my top pick as well!

Revised sketched -then I was notified that the title had changed, and refered to the worker conducting the kitchen, so the knife became a baton and the food began flying around on a musical scale.

Final Illustration (acrylic on canvas, border done in Photoshop) - this is the first time I've produced an illustration with borders like this. Part of my directions from the beginning was to make the borders "organic." I have to say that I'm pretty happy with it.

August 14, 2008

New Illustration

The following illustration was done for Education Week and accompanied an article exploring pros and cons of the rewards and punishments used in the educational system to teach "lessons."

rough sketch

blue line drawing

final illustration (colored in Photoshop)

August 12, 2008

The Atlas Theatre

Last weekend my wonderful wife stopped by 1333 H St., NE to check out the poster that Catalyst Theater put up outside of their new space, the newly renovated Atlas Theatre (on the same block as the Rock and Roll Hotel and down the street from the Palace of Wonders).

If you haven't seen a Catalyst production, then I highly recommend you do so. The first play of their 2008-09 season is a re-staging of 1984 adapted by Chris Gallu. The first staging got rave reviews and this one is sure to do receive the same.
Here are some of photos of the theater with the poster.

Arts on Foot x 2

Located @ 8th and F Streets, NW:
Art Market Preview: Sept. 12th 12am - 7pm

Arts on Foot (primary event) : Sept. 13th 11am - 5pm

Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Arts on Foot is back and after my successful day there last year, I reapplied for selection this year and got in! So, I'll have a booth there on both Friday (they've added an extra day for those interested in a preview of the Art Market) and Saturday. Come early because I will be selling never before offered drawing studies (for past paintings), new mixed media drawings, small paintings, and plenty of inexpensive prints. Please put the dates for Arts on Foot on your calendar and I look forward to seeing you there!

note: The new mixed media drawings and drawing studies of selected past paintings will be made available through my website on Sunday, September 14.

Marking its 16th anniversary, Arts on Foot is a one-day, multimedia Festival that kicks off the fall arts season in Downtown DC’s Penn Quarter. Incorporating visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, and creative cuisine, it’s an interactive celebration the whole family will enjoy. With a lively outdoor street festival as its centerpiece, Arts on Foot also invites you to explore the neighborhood’s museums, theaters, galleries, cultural organizations, and shops. From traditional classics to cutting edge, Arts on Foot offers something for the arts and food lover in everyone!

You can find more info about Arts on Foot here.