Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Process (pt. 7)

This illustration is based on my wife Alex's recently departed Aunt Grace.  She was an amazing woman, a lifetime resident of the same housing block in Aberdeen, Scotland.  As part of her inheneritance, Grace left Alex a number of neatly organized photographs from her life in and around Aberdeen.  They are truly a treasure.  I thought this rare picture of Grace, lounging in the Scottish Highlands was especially wonderful.  

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Process (pt. 6)

This is the first picture I drew with the new tack.  The robot comes from one of my first "Your Square Life" strips, itself inspired by the Wilco song, "I'm the man who loves you." and the web of influence continues on from there.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Process (pt. 5)

I drew this one, not intending originally to add any other elements, to this one, or the others, but it just looked empty . . . then I looked at the other ones and I became less and less enthused with this project I got myself into, originally just wanting to do straight reinterpretations.  I said, screw it, added the ghosts, everything fell into place, and I suddenly became proud, barreling through the rest with a smile on my face.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Process (pt. 4)

I love these three guys.  I can only imagine the old man shenanigans these guys got themselves wrapped up in. The mind runs wild.  I kind of pictured a geriatric "Where the Wild Things Are." with this one.  

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Process (pt. 3)

This is the companion piece to the angel piece and the man with the prodigious mustache.  I didn't try to make her extra-creepy, but hey, it worked in the end. 

  This photo comes a batch of portraits from my Uncle's school I found in my grandmother's basement along with a plastic rosary. Apparently, the exorcism worked.  

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Process (pt. 2)

This is where the the show started to take shape.  When I originally started, I just wanted to do straight portraits, but after I finished the first three or four, they just left me flat.  I liked the attempt, but they weren't engaging beyond the initial glimps.  So, the show was born with additon of  a little angel.  Later, the devil . . .

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Process (pt. 1)

In preparation for the show on August 7th at Urban Greens, here's a a side-by-side of the original photographs from my collection with the finished product, in the order I finished them up.  
My original idea was to take some of my favorite pictures from my collection and interpret them in my style, taking a bit more care an attention than I usually have at my disposal.  This was my first attempt.  I just love this photo for a million reasons.    The matching beady eyes on the girl and the bird.  The fact the bird is even in the picture.  The Victorian columns.  The giant bow.  Magic. 

Sunday, July 05, 2009

New Show at Urban Greens

I'm finally getting everything ready for my Show at Urban Greens on August 7th after months of preparation.  Whew!  I'll have three postcards ready at the end of the week and up around town soon.