Line animation video was produced to promote Artclicker Creative Images. The moving lines form a series imagery to support the messages. Inspired by a project with Adworks and Cleveland Clinic. See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etWu7W4NFmY
Riding the commuter train late nights created random thoughts. Pencil, pen and watercolor paper.
Celebrity, a new series of caricatures of famous people. The challenge is to render the images in loose thin lines and still capture their likeness.
A series of 5 illustrations were created for the Greatbooks Foundation in Chicago for a short story written by Lanston Hughes called “Thank You Ma’m”. The idea is to sustain the Harlem Renaissance look of the 1930′s and stay contemporary. The secret is the whimsical flair. The illustrations are reproduced B/W, but as you can see, the color version is much more dynamic.
Paintings in Downtown Chicago
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 9:20 am
April installation at 225 W Washington. Painted in oil on wood panels 12′ X 8′. Graphic depiction of fish in an aquarium.
May 2013 at the Borg Warner Building at 200 S Michigan Ave. The large paintings, are part of a series called Immigration, oil on wood panels. Next installation September, 2013.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 8:08 am
Winter Trees. Digitally created forest of trees sitting in deep snow. Black background illuminates the colors.
Thunderbird. Unique visual effects from combination of line drawing, watercolor patches, squiggly lines and graphic shapes. Bright colors. contemporary and conceptual.
A series of illustrations commissioned by the Greatbooks Foundation in Chicago for the short story Learning the Game written by Fransico Jiménez. Shown below are 2 of the 7 illustrations in the story.
Bird prints are now for sale on line. They are available matted in 8″ X 10″ and 11″ X 14″. Other categories such as Botanicals, Asian ink painting are also on the site. They also available at the gift shop at The Chicago Botanic Gardens, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, American Museum of Natural History in New York City. http://www.studio10twentytwo.com
Minimal Line figurative drawings are the newest series added to the Artclicker Library. Elegant simple lines bordered the watercolor. Scribbled lines illustrated other elements in the compositions and created slight energy. Artclicker is a portal for creating and distributing visual content. Customization is available on every image. All images are licensed for royalty free. Set to launch Spring 2013.
A series of loose graphic style illustrations were added to Artclicker. A 2013 version of a retro look.
A new series of watercolors were added to Artclicker. Gritty, looseness, strong pencil work are the main ingredients.
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 10:00 am
A new cover illustration was commissioned by The GreatBooks Foundation in Chicago for JGB Series 3. The theme of the artwork was based on a story called Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat. Deep rich colors along with the light texture gave the composition added visual layers along with whimsical stylized renditions of the animal and surrounding landscape.
A cover illustrations was commissioned for the Think It series by the Great Books Foundation. The illustration was created by combining hand sketch and digital rendering.
A oil painting of kids and their teacher riding in a hot air balloon with dragons flying in the sun set sky. It is a cover illustration for a series of books called Start Off Strong published by the Great Books Foundation in Chicago.
A new series of editorial humorous cartoons depicting everyday life added to the Artclicker Library.
Creative Vectors. A series of premium illustrations created in Adobe Illustrator. Sleek, contemporary and editable. Artclicker has a large collection of royalty free vector images.
A new series added to the Artclicker creative image library named Grafik, inspired by graphic of the 1940′s. Themes are created by compositions of shapes, lines and typography. Vector based to provide versatility.
33 illustrations were created for a marketing group in Chicago for one of their clients. The graphic style of people in wellness lifestyle settings were done in Adobe Illustrator. The vector files give more flexibility in usage.
I was hired by the Great Books Foundation to create an illustration to help celebrate Junior Great Books 50th anniversary. The idea was formed when I was browsing my library of images. I came across a series called Camouflage and was intrigued by an illustration of a hand, opened palm and fingers spread. I went on to create another hand making the number “0″ to complete the hands making the sign “50″. The type treatment overlapped the graphic to create connection.
Continuous line illustrations were created for Cleveland Clinic as visual centerpieces for a national ad campaign. The lines are also animated for other media usages.
INCCRRA, Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, ordered 14 illustrations to be used for their marketing programs. The illustrations were leased with unlimited usage from the Artclicker Stock Library. The style is called School and created digitally.
New art for Artclicker
Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 10:30 am
Moneygami. Illustration that are created to have looks similar to origami folded with dollar bills.
A new series called crazy machines was created for Artclicker. Humorous and inventive.
A series of Asian ink paintings of animal and fruits.
Atmosphere. Transparent color shapes on black background create imaginary atmospheres. This series is part of the Artclicker Creative Vector collection. See more: http://greatsketch.com/show.php?i=121
Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 9:11 pm
Organic. Series of fruits and vegetables rendered in deep rich colors.
Farmer’s Market, a series of vegetables and fruits done in watercolor on paper. Fun and colorful. I want to keep adding diversity to the library. Keeping the series to about 20 to 25 pieces helps ideas stay fresh. See
Outsider. simple and provocative. Promotes imaginative concepts. razor point, watercolor.
Cover illustrations for the Junior Great Books’ Read Out Loud program. It’s another great opportunity to stretch my imagination and skills. The technique I plan to use starts with a pencil drawing and then apply deep rich colors digitally. The drawing is the foundation so it must be detailed, but animated. Needs to bring life to the animal characters.
3 covers and 40 frontis illustrations were published in 2009. This projects concluded with a trip to the National Middle School Conference in Indianapolis. I was invited by The Greatbooks Foundation to sign posters given away as gifts to school representatives that attended the event.
The studio is located at the Historical Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago. For over a 100 years the building has been a home for artists. Personally, it is a place to work, cultivate discussions, share food and laughter.