|May the Fourth Festivities|
Monday, April 30, 2018
This has become a Cincinnati illustrator premiere event! Art from CF Payne, David Michael Beck, Jim Effler, Carl Samson, Richard Luchek, Kevin Necessary, Christina Wald, Amy Bogard, Sarah Rocheleau, Anthony "Tank" Mansfield, Sara Leah Miller, Jaimie Filer, Tim Fuller, Michael Colbert, Chris Reiff and many more!
Hope to see you there!
|K + R Shipping So Hard by Christina Wald|
We are also doing more community outreach this year and are having our first kids art show!
|"I'm One With The Force. The Force Is With Me." Chirrut Îmwe by Christina Wald|
|Allison from the Walnut Hills Library holding up one of my sketches|
We kicked that off with teaching how to draw aliens and droids at the Walnut Hills Public Library. Somehow, we ended up drawing spaceships too.
|How to draw an angry wookie in 6 steps...|
|Allison, Kevin, Tim, Christina|
|Drawing sheets from our event|
Sunday, April 08, 2018
The poster art I did for the 2018 Ohioana Book Festival is also the cover for the spring issue of their quarterly magazine with a little write up. Hope to see you in Columbus next Saturday!
|Ohioana Book Festival Poster|
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I am so excited I got to work on the Ohioana Book Festival this year!
From the website: "The Ohioana Library Association was founded in 1929 by Ohio First Lady Martha Kinney Cooper to collect, preserve, and promote the works of Ohio authors, artists, and musicians. By the early 1930s the Library had outgrown its space in the Governor’s Mansion and moved into the new State Office Building at 65 S. Front Street, where it remained until 2001. Ohioana and the State Library of Ohio then moved to the renovated Jeffrey Mining Corporate Center near downtown Columbus. Today the Library’s holdings include more than 45,000 books by or about Ohioans; 10,000 pieces of sheet music; biographical files on notable Ohioans; personal papers of Ohio authors and artists; and numerous scrapbooks created by Ohio civic and cultural organizations. The collection does not circulate, but is available for in-library use."
I saw their previous year's posters and loved how open the design requirements were.
I did five concepts:
I flirted with two different directions. Ohio has always been very active in the space program and I thought that could be a possibility. I also came up with a couple weird animal ideas I did not think they would ever go for. I was super excited when they chose this idea.
|Final concept sketch|
|Final poster art|
|Holiday Card 2017|
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! Let's make the world a better place in 2018...
The card features the triskelion, Celtic symbol for progress, personal growth and improvement.
I did not think I would get a card done this year but I got an urge to draw a unicorn!