Thursday, March 18, 2010

my boy l to the yle.

my dear good friend was kind enough to spare some of his valuable time to visit me here in pittsburgh, for the past few days. we explored some good times in the city, played some pick-up ice hockey, and gave a shot to outdoor painting down in oakmont where i work. but, through all of that and the depressants laying heavy on the day, we were still able to do some sketching. i took him down to king's restaurant to introduce him to the delightful taste of cinnamon ice cream along with some apple pie; he didn't seem too impressed by it. here is a sketch i did real quick after an initial sketch that was quite poor and overworked. i put some coffee stains on it with a dab of my finger to give some darker value without hatching it out. i look lost in this picture.

Monday, March 8, 2010

for the kids.

this is an illustration that i recently did based on a weekly blog post that my dear friend craig mcnair jr. does for a journalism class that he is currently enrolled in at penn state university. he is pursuing the idea of music journalism and writes his posts on music relating to events in the world and the music of today and our past. the article was written about the devastating earthquake in haiti and the way pop culture collaborated to create their own sad rendition of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie's We Are The World. i am going to start illustrating his posts as editorial works by collaborating on ideas for future post. i think this will be the a really interesting idea to try out. if it does as well as our melody making, then it should be too easy. we also write and play tunes together with our good friend, mick kelly. i'll try and get something updated on their sometime in the next week or so.