Vacature Magazine - My First European Job

My first European job !!! (continental europe not counting all the UK jobs i've had).  Cover for Vacature magazine in Belgium.  Its about the 12 sectors that are hiring in 2013 in Belgium.  they wanted a me to change his skin to a realistic tone and then open up his eyes (he's looking down so that was a challenge to say the least) and then add more blue squares to super flesh out the shape of the guy.  and then in the end it got killed.  let's just say there were too many non-art directors involved in the final decision.  

this is the cover they ended up using.  

spots that did end up running inside the magazine.  insurance, financial and banking services

flemish government (this lion dude is on the flemish flag), federal government

technology, chemistry, health industry, energy

pharmaceuticals, construction, e-commerce, automotive

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A Bushel of Fall Work

for the radio times.  "Jess lives by the sea with her mother, but when her dedication to getting good grades becomes an overwhelming obsession, Juliet decides her daughter needs more help than she can provide.

spot for the monthly column about golf rules for golf magazine.  this one is about an opponent claiming that its against the rules to hit the ball with the back of the club left handed and that he must use a putter.

full page illo for Investment News about the dos and don'ts of changing firms.  The biggest don't is sneaking out data and info from your old firm cuz they gone get cha.

for Emory Alumni Magazine.  An Alumni's Memories of 911, including a call from his wife telling him that his collegue and friend made it out alive after he and his other colleague searched for him with no sucess on the 87th floor of tower one before it collapsed.  it was kind of sad searching for images and reading about 9-11 while doing this illustration.

Section cover for the Washington Post about the decline of family dinners and how to make them better

Section cover for the Washington Post about the decline of family dinners and how to make them better

Spots for the Washington Post about the decline of family dinners and how to make them better.  this one is about creating a game plan so making dinner runs smoothly.

on the left is making conversations at the table and on the right is about enlisting their help to get them involved and invested in dinner.

on the left is about conquering picky eaters on the right is about leaving all electronics and gadgets off or away from the table.

ful page for Strategic Finance.  It was for a survey of Chinese accountants income.  As everyone knows, China is coming up.  I just spent a month in China so was happy to do this one and include Shanghai and the new Chinese bullet train in this illo.  I used to do the lion dance with my Kung Fu school in new york.  It's nice when living life and exploring cross over into your work.

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3x3 Magazine feature

I'm featured in 3x3 Magazine October.  It's published 3 times a year so it will still be on the newstand for another month.  They picked a few pieces that i'm not the biggest fan of but at least someone likes them.

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Scholastic Choices Magazine

4 characters for some spreads in Scholastic Choices magazine about different workout personalities.  this one is the "competitor".  "Yes, you live for the thrill of competition.  But when you hear the word move you think chess, not fitness.  Winning matters in whatever you do.  As does being the best".

this one is the "Chillaxer".  "You're most likely to be found reading a book, doodling, or watching TV.  Daydreaming is your forte - you've spent many a gym class trying to fade into the background".

this one is the "Socializer".  "Whether you're in the lunch line or online, you're in a constant converstation with your besties.  Hanging out is your favorite activity - sports would take you away from the group".

this one is the "Gamer".  "There's nothing you like better than settling in for some FIFA 13 or NBA 2K13.  When you're gaming you get such an adrenaline rush that you think you're really on the field".

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Wall Street Journal Sunday Illustrations

illustration for Sunday’s Wall St. Journal for the Juggle on Sunday column about teaching your kids about Charity.  My first Hurricane Sandy Illo.  written by LAURA KREUTZER

illustration for Sunday’s Wall St. Journal for the Juggle on Sunday column about how your dreams change once you have kids.  written by Katy McLaughlin.  The writer and her husband used to dream of living in Spain or owning a sports car, and it all changed when they had kids and they are fine and happy with it.  I lived in Spain, I can dig it.  

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I Finished a Sketchbook for maybe the first time ever!

I finished a sketchbook for maybe the first time ever!  It helps that it was only 25 pages and I bought it in London over a year ago.  But still, it's an accomplishment.  here's 18 pages of it,  the rest have already been on this blog before or they are just filled up with thumbnails i did for illustrations.

it got pretty balls in NYC in the summer of 2012 for a while there.  was 95 F (34C) this day with Bob

bob at a cafe in bedsty in nyc.  "bob's hair is one step away from being mine".

on the train in Korea.  mountain climbing grandmas and grandpas are all over the place in Korea.

on the train in Korea

at least he has those g-damn sport sandals off for once.  "That's negative space because they are sandals".  Bob in prospect park

This woman was with her husband and daughter or female family member around 40 yrs of age.  The daughter was quietly crying and left for a while.  Later the woman was crying and the husband was trying to comfort her.  Was he getting his passport to go somewhere forever?  Was one of them going somewhere forever?  sketches while waiting at the passport office in new york.  waiting to get my wings back!

sketches while waiting at the passport office in new york.  waiting to get my wings back!

Bob doing what he do

asian sleeper on the F train

pig trying to sleep on the A train.  looks like i forgot his ears.

Media douche?

Will I ever be able to complete another sketchbook?  i'm 5 pages away from finishing this watercolor sketchbook so who knows.  

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Movie Inspiration - Stanley Donen's "Funny Face" - 1957

from time to time a movie is so visually inspiring that i take screen shots and post them on my illustration blog.  this time since i live in paris now i am posting this on my travel blog as well since the bulk of the movie is shot in France.  screen shots from "Funny Face"  from 1957 directed by Stanley Donen, with choreography by Fred Astaire.  Starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Kay Thompson.  Based on Richard Avedon who actually set up most of the photography in the film according to IMDB.  copyright paramount pictures.  I'm living in Paris on an artists visa and there is an exhibit at the hotel de ville about Hollywood in Paris so i set out to watch a few of the films featured in the exhibit like Funny Face and An american in paris.  Disappointing that there was only one solo fred astaire dance number because the rest of the cast are not dancers.  Very cool art direction landing this in my movie inspiration folder.

Fred Astaire plays a photographer and his character is based on Richard Avedon, famous fashion photographer.  Avedon actually did all these title cards.

i love mid century style

the first 15 minutes are a visual treat in pink

she's an actually famous model at the time.  i like how there is a like string quartet playing at this little photoshoot.

old school new york, check out those taxis!

really makes you want to shoot on film and miss film

Richard Avedon is responsible for this famous photo, this is a screen cap but a cropped photo exists that we've all seen.

awesome special effects back then

this is hollywood's styling of mont martre in 1957

and an avant guarde bar

Audrey Hepburn's famous quirky dance scene that was remixed into a Gap commercial a few years ago

through out this whole movie i was saying that they need to bring this back and start shooting films like this, with this look

Fred Astaire's only solo dance scene.  he's the man

she cleans up nice

photo shoot scenes all presumably done by Richard Avedon, or "overseen" by him

top is an example of what it looks like on cinema film, bottom is what they showed as what it looked like as a final printed photo.  

top is an example of what it looks like on cinema film, bottom is what they showed as what it looked like as a final printed photo.  

what a stylish movie.  if you love 1950's stylings or Paris, check this film out.  if you love Fred Astair you will be a little disappointed   if you love Audrey Hepburn you will be slightly disappointed.  but other than that this is a solid film especially for artists, designers, fashion peeps, and nostalgics.  If you want dancing check out an american in paris with gene kelley.  most say Astaire is the better dancer but there's not much of that going on in funny face.

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