Friday, August 29, 2008

Talk About A Triumph!

JAMES - an ink warmup i did the other day. go for the gusto - both of you!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Philadelphia City Paper

TOM - I provided the cover art for this weeks Philadelphia City Paper. I was asked to create an illustration of Philly's pitcher, Cole Hamels in this classic Superman stance. The challenge for this was to capture the likeness of somebody that's not terribly recognizable. Other than being tall and thin, he has a very 'ordinary' face and facial features, not much to take advantage of, like a big nose, or a gap between his teeth. With that being said, I don't feel like I really nailed it, but I had fun with creating the rest of the piece. If you're in the Philadelphia are, pick one up, it's on stands now.
Here is the illustration without Logo and type. Pencil, ink, Photoshop. Until next time...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Naughty or Nice?

TOM - Here's a new piece I've been working on slowly whenever I got a chance over the last couple of weeks. It was nice to work big again ("14x17"), since recently I've been working on a smaller scale. It was also cool to play around with the pencil as more of tool, using it for shading and adding texture. More new pieces on the way!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Long Time No Post

TOM - Been a while since I last posted anything on this blog. Part of the reason is that I recently moved and FINALLY got internet yesterday! I have been busy working on alot of new stuff, and will return to making more regular posts. Yay! In the meantime, here is this weeks New York Press illo. It's about a guy who is trying to hide his heroin addiction from the girl that is in love with him. Check out the story here. Until next time...

Saturday, August 9, 2008


JAMES - ...too long between posts. here's a poster i did recently for another Local Showcase at the Orange Peel here in Asheville. there are 4 bands playing, and i wanted to do a different lettering style for each name - because i'm sadistic and i like creating extra work for myself, haha. but it was totally worth it, i think. it's also been quite a while since i used a nib on a poster, i usually defer to the marker, just for the ease and speed. but the nib definitely looks better and really made those tree rings and the grass look believable. for the rest of it i used the usual #2 brush, and markers for the word balloons.

detail shot