Here's my charcoal portrait of boxer, Mike Tyson, one of the most complex characters to come out of Brooklyn. He's a combination of fierceness, sensitivity, intelligence, volatility and self-depreciating humor - all wrapped into one larger-than-life human being. Prints of this piece are available here!
In recognition of the frigid weather which is affecting the northeastern United States, I was compelled to draw a polar bear. It's a nice companion piece to another drawing I did in December (below). Prints of this piece are available here!
I had the pleasure of creating these tiny spot illustrations for Dallas Magazine. They accompany a story about Marcus Hines, a Texas real estate developer who likes to brag about his net worth, has powerful political connections, owns lots of expensive toys, and doesn’t always treat women very nicely. For some reason, he sounds familiar to another celebrity real estate developer we all know. Thanks to art director, Kevin Goodbar, for this fun assignment! Below are a few of the sketches I submitted.
Every Christmas I draw custom cards in celebration of our four-legged family members. It's fun to give loved ones little original drawings. Here are a few examples from the last three years.
I had the pleasure of illustrating yoga poses for SivinandaBahamas.org. The assignment included illustrating 12 central postures of this practice, as well as the sun salutation. It felt surreal to be illustrating warm beach scenes while sitting in the frigid Hudson Valley! You can follow these poses on their blog. Thanks to art director Elena Erber for this enlightening assignment.
I love brainstorming clever concepts for illustration assignments, but that can sap a lot of mental energy. It was a nice change of pace to create these simple line drawings for my friends at Rutgers Magazine. They accompany four profiles of new faculty members - who specialize in everything from the study of Lyme Disease to feminism in Iraq. Thanks to art director John VanCleaf for this fun assignment.
Here's a drawing on a map of the the Arctic regions. This is part of a series called World Tour - in which all the pieces are drawn on vintage maps. I was studying this map, and it seemed to be telling me to draw a polar bear on it. So I did! Signed prints are available here!
This is part of a series called World Tour - in which all the pieces are drawn on vintage maps. No doubt, New Mexico has had many visitors. Some come from over the border, some come from overseas, and some come from outer space! Signed prints of this piece are available here!
Here's a portrait of one of my favorite authors, Donna Tartt. Born and raised in Mississippi, she went on to write three superb novels, The Secret History, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch.
Here's a portrait of Howard WW 2 veteran, Howard Zinn, who went on to become a professor, historian, and activist. His pivotal book, A People's History of the United States, told the story of America from the perspective of the powerless, as opposed to those in power. Prints of this piece are available here!
This drawing for WebMD accompanies a story called Invisible caregivers. Taking care of a sick or elderly loved one can save Americans millions in health expenses. But it also can take a great toll on the family caregiver. The isolated nature of this task can cause depression, financial stress, poor health and guilt (from lack of attention to other family members and careers). Thanks to art director Brittany Long for this vital assignment. Below are some spots which accompanied family caregiving statistics:
Here's a portrait of a truly inspirational New Yorker, Patti Smith.
This piece for Princeton accompanies a story called Math Versus Politics. It explains how utilization of activism and mathematics can end a true threat to our democracy, partisan gerrymandering. Thanks to art director Marianne Nelson for this fascinating assignment.
I was messin' around with a moose on a map of the White Mountains.