Friday, February 19, 2010

the haiti poster project.

this here is a poster that i am donating as a limited edition print to the haiti poster project. you can view my submission along with plenty of other great contributions by an array of other great designers. they will be auctioned off online to raise money for the doctors without borders. this poster is somewhere between being conceptually driven and aesthetically pleasing. i really went with this composition because i liked the way the boy looked and then tried to play the idea of healing haiti's wounds with the crack like gash in the boy's chest. the blood stained band-aid is suppose to represent the red cross and its part in healing as well. i may tweak it before i send it off to be printed, but otherwise i feel that i succeeded in certain areas pertaining to the overall design. i recently threw together another tee shirt idea from an old sketch. it still needs to be worked out more, but i just wanted to lay it out to see the possibilities. i like the way these loose expressive lines read on garments. i will be looking to submit my ideas to a sister company of urban outfitters here in the near future. that should be good for now.

Monday, February 8, 2010

in a jiffy.

these first two images are recent works from life sketches that i have done over the past few months. the old man at the table is a combination of sketches with color and textures applied. in the end, it seems that the image is a depiction of an older man trying to get by in his out-of-order life after the passing of his wife. the second visual is two sketches done from my experience in miami recently and is executed in a similar fashion as the previous work (i'm still playing with some ideas on it). the giraffe is yet another sketch designed and manipulated for a tee shirt. i plan on cleaning it up along with a few other drawings and submitting them for consideration at designbyhumans. i've been rather happy with the way these digital works have been coming about, especially the short amount of time that i am able to work them. i am planning on applying for an artist-residence at a place called hub-bub in south carolina. i'm hoping that i can get in there and finally immerse myself in the world of paint by studying the lifestyles of the impressionists, while also focusing on composing music that relates to the themes of work that i conjure up. it would certainly be an elaborate process of art and music making, but i feel that this idea will help me acknowledge my progression as an artist and individual... or perhaps that's all just bullshit.