Sunday, January 31, 2016

Life As I See It

I like to take my sketchbook everywhere.  In fact, I'll probably take one to my grave. Much like exercising at the gym, it's important for artists to exercise their observational skills on a daily basis. Here are some recent journal excerpts - drawn at my gym, in the courtroom, at church, in the club, and more!

Sitting at a Trivia contest which raise money for the Red Hook Public Library.

Drawn while working out on an exercise bike - at IXL Fitness, Rhinebeck, NY

Drawn at Daryl Hall's club, Daryl's House - of guitarist Davy Knowles

A view of my father and sister sitting in his living room, Buffalo NY

The Rev. Will Mebane gives a sermon at St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, NY

I burned 200 calories while drawing this scene at IXL Fitness, Rhinebeck NY  Woo hoo!

Random views of Rhinecliff Train Station and IXL Fitness

Sitting in at zoning board hearing, Red Hook Village Hal l 01.27.16

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Short Order Lovers

Here's a new piece I cooked up for Rutgers Magazine. It accompanies an article about a Greek husband and wife who were the longest running couple employed by this great university. They were short-order cooks - and given that they both lived to over 100 years old - I'd like to know what's in the tasty burgers they served up! Thanks to art director Jon Van Cleaf for another fun assignment.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

IRA Rollover Art

These illustrations appear in financial publication geared towards people of faith - Thrivent Magazine. They accompany an article which explains how IRA Rollovers work. The story also contrasts the pros and cons of investing in IRA's, 401(k)'s, 403 b's and Roth IRA's.

opener art for this story - 401(k)'s and 403 b's are literally rolled into an IRA

illustration detail

Investment adviser explains different ways to invest money for retirement.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Drawings on Fabric

In light of Martin Luther King's birthday,  here's my collection of drawings on fabric. No doubt, these prominent African Americans have enriched the diverse tapestry of America. Some have been catalysts for equal rights, as in Rosa Parks (above). Others have changed American culture in terms of music and fashion. All are an important part of the fabric of the amazing country.

Harriet Tubman freed slaves and fought for women's rights.
Jay Z helped put hip-hop music and culture on the map

Billie Holiday was a legendary Jazz singer.
Malcolm X was an important voice in the civil rights movement

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Presidential Movie Quiz

Here's a new piece for American Way, the magazine of American Airlines. It accompanies a movie quiz - which asks trivia questions about presidents portrayed in movies and TV shows. From top to bottom the presidents are George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, JFK, Bill Clinton, FDR, and Abraham Lincoln. I was asked to use red and blue as colors - which is perfect for such a patriotic theme.

Here's one of the sketches for this assignment

Here's another sketch for this assignment.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect

Here's a new piece for Rutgers Magazine - for a story highlighting five student athletes and their workout regimens. It was a lot of fun to draw these young women in action.

Practice Makes Prefect detail # 1

Practice Makes Perfect detail #2

A special thanks to art director John Van Cleaf for a super-energetic assignment.