Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Nude of the Day Rejects Part 4

Howdy Gang,

Once again freelance work and life has gotten in the way of updating this blog. I'll have lots of treats for you in the next month.

But for now I'm back to advertising my other blog (the one that actually gets updated): Nude of the Day

Today I posted my 900th Nude!

Seated Female Nude, Her Right Leg Raised

Today is also the start of the Holiday Sale on Nude of the Day. All paintings are up to 50% off just in time for the Holidays.
Nude of the Day Holiday Sale
Click on image for details of the Sale.

And just to make your visit worthwhile, here are more Rejects:

Gigi La Femme
Gigi La Femme In A Blue Wig

Lillian Bites Her Nails

Main Event
Main Event Looking Back


The World Famous "Bob"
World Famous Bob In A Black And Red Dress
World Famous Bob, Reclining, In Leopard Print Panties
World Famous Bob, Seated, Wearing A Bra
Portrait Of The World Famous Bob

Related Posts: Nude of the Day Rejects: Part 1

Monday, August 24, 2009

Summer 2009 News And Updates

Hey Gang,

Lots of exiting news from yours truly.

First off, yesterday I posted my 800th Nude on Nude of the Day.
Nude of the Day 08.23.2009 - 800th Nude
I'm a little late with the Best Of Year Two book, but rest assured that it is in the works. I hope to have it in time for IlluxCon in November.

Second, Spectrum Show II will be up at the Society of Illustrators from September 1st to the October 17th. I had the honor of helping Arnie and Cathy Fenner, Irene Gallo and Greg Manchess curate the show. The opening for the show is on Friday September 11th and will be followed by Art Out Loud demos on September 12th. If you can spare the $40 entrance fee, I highly recommend you make it to the opening. If not, come see the show any other day when it is free.

Also, I updated my website. It's not a big update, just a few "newish" pieces in the Illustration section, but its an update non-the-less.
Dragon Slayer

The update was spurred on by GenCon 2009 (got to keep those portfolio sites updated). I went out Indianapolis to help out my friend Steven Belledin. He told me months ago "Come out to Indy, show your portfolio to gaming publishers, and you will get work", and I did. Two days after GenCon, White Wolf called with a job. W00t!
I had a great time hanging out with my friends in the Artist's Alley and meeting new ones. One new friend, Jeremy McHugh, recorded my mindless babble for the Ninja Mountain Podcast (which is a MUST listen for everyone in the illustration field).

In other news, a few weeks ago I received several sets of the Ancient Greek Discovery Kit from Dover, which collected a few coloring books (one of them mine) and included crayons and an 11x17 poster I did of the Battle of Marathon. Click on the image for a larger version.
Battle of Marathon

Until next time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nude of the Day Rejects Part 3

Today is the 2-Year Anniversary of Nude of the Day!

Just in case you forgot, I'm celebrating the anniversary with a 2 for 1 Sale.
Nude of the Day - 2-Year Anniversary Sale
Click on image for details of the Sale.

Not to disappoint the lovers of the non-nudes, here is a new installment of Nude of the Day Rejects:

Amelia In A Corset 02
Amelia In A Corset, With Butterfly Wings
Amelia Leaning Back

Portrait of Candice

Portrait of Isis

Jim Wearing Armor

Kika Seated In A White Dress 02

Main Event
Portrait of Main Event

Kenita Reclinging
Kenita With Hat

Tony, Wearing a Suit

Related Posts: Nude of the Day Rejects: Part 1

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Moleskine 5.0 Part 2

Today is Drawing Day 2009.
Drawing Day 2009
Help promote art by drawing today and putting your results online. You don't have to be an artist to participate, just a lover of art. Click on the banner above for more details.

My contribution is the remainder of my Moleskine 5.0

Moleskine 5.0 Page 26

Composition sketches for another Dover project, due out at the end of the year.
Moleskine 5.0 Page 27
Moleskine 5.0 Page 28

Did another stint at the NYC Veterans Affairs hospital in February, a volunteer event organized by Joan Chiverton. Here's the sticker to prove it.
Moleskine 5.0 Page 29

Sketches for spots for a Cover for a McGraw-Hill business book and another Dover project.
Moleskine 5.0 Page 30
Moleskine 5.0 Page 31

Short sketches form the Society of Illustrators.
Moleskine 5.0 Page 32

More sketches for yet another Dover project. This one, unfortunately, was not aproved by the powers that be.
Moleskine 5.0 Page 33
Moleskine 5.0 Page 34
Moleskine 5.0 Page 35

Quick landscape sketches from a short trip to Brattleboro, VT in April.
Moleskine 5.0 Page 36
Moleskine 5.0 Page 37
Moleskine 5.0 Page 38
Moleskine 5.0 Page 39

Related Posts: Moleskine, Moleskine continued, Moleskine 2.0, Moleskine 3.0, Moleskine 2007: A Year in Review, Watercolor Moleskine: Part 1, Watercolor Moleskine: Part 2, Moleskine 5.0: Part 1

Monday, June 01, 2009

Nude of the Day Rejects Part 2

Once again I dropped the ball on posting due to lots of deadlines. I'll make it up throughout this month.

Thursday night Jazz & Sketch sessions over at the Society of Illustrators underwent a small change in 2009. They are now modeled after the old 3 on 3 Thursdays only with two models. What that means is that the models dress up in all sorts of crazy costumes and bring along all sorts of props. Unfortunately for me, I can't use the drawings on my Nude of the Day Blog. But the plus is that I have content to post here with another excuse to mention Nude of the Day. Here is a small selection:

Amelia's Portrait In Profile

Amelia In A Black Corset, Reclining

Kika Seated In A White Dress

Two Head Studies Of Darlinda and Gigi

Also, two weeks ago I posted my 700th Nude:
Louisa As A Gypsy, Standing In Profile, Her Left Hand On Her Hip

If my constant mentions of Nude of the Day haven't convinced you to head on over and check out my latest nudes, maybe the 2 for 1 Sale to celebrate the 2-Year Anniversary will.
Nude of the Day - 2-Year Anniversary Sale
Click on image for details of the Sale.

Related Posts: Nude of the Day Rejects: Part 1

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Freelance work for Dover Publications Part 2

I've been really busy with all sorts of deadlines for Dover Publications, hence the lack of updates for a while. Some of the stuff I did for Dover over the summer has recently come out (I got my copies of the Treasures of King Tut's Tomb Stained Glass Coloring Book yesterday).

I did this in June, right around the time the Indiana Jones 4 came out. Tried my best not to look at Indy stuff while working on this obvious Indy rip off. Dover even used the Indy font. Hope I don't get sued for this.
Treasure Hunter Sticker Activity Book (Amazon link)
Dover Treasure Hunter Cover Spread
The premise of the sticker books is that I create this blank image and sets of reusable stickers that kids can use to make their own compositions/illustrations with.
Dover Treasure Hunter Cover Bare

I'm also working on a number of stained glass coloring books. They are printed on vellum and kids can color them and then put them up to a window to mimic stained glass.
Greek and Roman Gods Stained Glass Coloring Book (Amazon link)
The cover of Zeus (Jupiter)
Dover Greek and Roman Gods Cover
Ares (Mars) - god of war.
Dover Greek and Roman Gods Ares
Herakles (Hercules)
Dover Greek and Roman Gods Herakles

Treasures of King Tut's Tomb Stained Glass Coloring Book (Amazon link)
Cover of Tut's gold mask.
Dover <br />Treasures of King Tut's Tomb Cover
One of his thrones.
Dover <br />Treasures of King Tut's Tomb Throne
A guardian goddess.
Dover <br />Treasures of King Tut's Tomb Tomb Guardian

And another sticker book of a James Bond/Jason Bourne type spy.
Secret Agent Sticker Activity Book (Amazon link)
Cover (the one I sent them, may not be the one they choose to use):
Dover Secret Agent Cover
The bare image, sans stickers:
Dover Secret Agent Cover Bare
And a page of stickers (tried to sneak one of me in there):
Dover Secret Agent Cover Stickers

I'm currently working on another sticker book and another stained glass coloring book.