Monday, January 30, 2023

James Gandolfini

 

 
He ruled this turf with killer acting chops.

Rest in peace, James Gandolfini.

This is part of an ongoing project, where I'm 
attempting to draw a picture on every 

map in an old Rand McNally atlas.

Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Hopi Indian Woman

 


Hopi Indian culture was destined to go viral, in a galaxies far far away.


This is part of an ongoing project, where I'm 
attempting to draw a picture on every 

map in an old Rand McNally atlas.

Stay tuned for more!

Pelé

 


I started drawing this portrait as World Cup 2022 was unfolding in Qatar. It was completed on the day we lost this iconic soccer star. Rest in peace to a true Brazilian legend, Pelé.

This is part of an ongoing project, where I'm attempting to draw a picture on every map in a beautiful old Rand McNally atlas. Stay tuned for more! 


  

Friday, January 13, 2023

Woody Guthrie

 


This land is your land and this land is my land
From California to the New York island
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me  "

Here's a little tribute to the author of America's 
 alternative national anthem, Woody Guthrie,
born in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1912.

This is part of an ongoing project, where I 
will attempt to draw a picture on every 
map in an old Rand McNally atlas.

Stay tuned for more!

Grizzly Bear

 


With all due respect to Kevin Costner, here’s the real star of Yellowstone.


Prints of this portrait are available here, in my Etsy shop! 





Thursday, October 6, 2022

Coal Miner

 



“Oh come all you young fellers, so young and so fine, seek not your fortune in a dark dreary mine.” This tribute to coal miners was inspired by Johnny Cash’s haunting rendition of Dark as a Dungeon. These men risked life and limb to bring energy out of the earth, and into our homes.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

James Madison

 


This portrait of James Madison appears in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. This story looks at the debate our founders had about how much federal representation individual states should have. Madison argued that representation should be proportionate to the population of each state, which would have been more reflective of a true democracy. Unfortunately, the author of the Constitution lost this debate. Regardless of enormous disparities in population, each state has two senators. Thanks to art director, Alice Cheung, for this fascinating assignment!

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(Map: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. Convention scene: Alamy Stock)