I am almost always proud to have Elizabeth Warren representing my state in the Senate, but during the recent confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions to become Attorney General, I felt that way especially strongly. I think there are few major figures in the Democratic Party today that are as genuinely admirable, and as capable of strong rhetorical punching - and we're going to need everything she's got in the future.
I have also made this available as a print, shirt, and sundry other items on TeePublic.
a bit more personal than most of the work I have posted here - this is drawn from one of my wedding photos, with the primary subject being my wife, with me sketched in on the side. My goal here was to emulate the style of Leonardo Da Vinci's pencil studies.
Graphite on bristol. Original is 11x14.
Here's one I've been working on, off and on, for quite a while, just for fun. I made it completely in Illustrator, but I used as reference this photo. It's sort of a weird combination of different techniques, because it incorporates a few different styles I've learned to use in vector illustration during the last couple years.
I don't usually make a habit of political commentary with my art, but as is true of many others in the United States, the recent election has left me with some very strong feelings, and this was a way for me to express them.
As is probably obvious, this image is inspired by the famous "Hope" image of then-Senator Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, except reflecting my attitude towards the current President-elect instead.
Despite the subject matter, I think the final result turned out pretty well. So much so that I decided to test the waters of selling a design on TeePublic.
The Faces of Patrick Stewart
A project where I made 10 renditions of Patrick Stewart's face (from a black and white photograph) using a variety of mediums. The original pieces are all bound together into a handmade book.
They are, in order from left to right, top to bottom:
1. Positively toned paper cutouts 2. Negatively toned paper cutouts 3. Stippled technical pen 4. White acrylic paint on black paper 5. Graphite on bristol board 6. Bleach on ArtAgain recycled black paper 7. Paper cutouts overlayed on Star Trek promotional art 8. Paper cutouts overlayed on a paper transfer of the Starfleet symbol on another promotional image of the Enterprise-D 9. White and gray acylic paint on a paper transfer of the Prime Directive onto a third promotional image of the Enterprise 10. A digital composite using the original photo, a rubber mask of Locutus, a Borg cube, and a touch of lens flare
The Faces of Emma Stone
Another series featuring many versions of the same face - this time Emma Stone. This time, though, I was painting each one in gouache (sometimes also called opaque watercolor) monochromatically, to better learn the medium. Although the project got a bit tedious after a while, it was extremely valuable in terms of teaching me better painting skills. And the final image, where I painted her in full color (though not exactly real-life colors), was a fun way to conclude the set.
These are all painted on a single sheet of bristol.