Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mermaid Sketch

As much as I love drawing digitally, 
I'm trying to get back to sketching on paper more.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mearra- Selkie From the Sea

Catherine and I are working with local Chicago musician, Linda M. Smith, to provide the visuals for her upcoming concert, Mearra- Selkie From the Sea, next year. We're quite excited to be part of such a beautiful performance, and to be working with so many talented people. Please check out the promotional video for the concert, which incorporates our work. Also, be sure to follow her Facebook page to stay updated on her concerts.

"Mearra- Selkie From the Sea brings together original songs, rich orchestrations and evocative imagery, for a one of a kind live music performance. The family friendly show is inspired by the timeless celtic myth of the selkie; a unique seal with the ability to transform into a human."
- Linda M. Smith

To see the uncut version of our work on this, check it out here: http://vimeo.com/65835463

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wedding Invite Illustration

Here's a piece I did a while ago for a wedding invitation for my friends, Stefanie and Will. Now that they sent out the invitations, I wanted to share this here.They're getting married in October. It'll be great to see them get married, and start a whole new life together! Congrats to the happy couple!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

The Drawing Workshop

Last Thursday was a bittersweet day for many Chicago artists, because it was the last day George Sotos ran The Drawing Workshop. Catherine and I have been going there for several years, and will really miss it. Everyone wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to George for his 43 years of dedicated teaching, and wish him the best for the next chapter of his life and art pursuits. He is truly one of a kind, and can easily be described as Chicago artists' "Jedi Master" for his unique methods. He is most known for his method of teaching "visual vocabulary" through the use of building every bone in the human skeleton hollow, and drawing sacrums to better see nature's organic three-dimensional form. I am really glad we were there for the last class, and to see the students leave one by one, the music silenced, the lights turned off, and the door locked. I will cherish the memories of this class close to my heart wherever life may take me.

VIDEO: The Drawing Workshop was on Chicago Tonight: 

INFORMATION: For anyone wishing to take classes in that space, Lillstreet Art Center will be offering classes there. Supposedly all of his classes except his visual vocabulary class are supposed to continue through this other art center.