Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Where have I been?

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have a bunch of irons in the fire at the moment and I'll be putting some more work up as soon as I can! Thanks!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Found the change you were looking for

Looking for change? This piece is Obama getting his change from a piggy bank of taxpayer money. Agree with his policies or not, this country has a massive debt problem coupled with ridiculous budget deficits. Wonder where your money goes? Well hopefully this clues you in a little.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Legitimate rape you say?

This is a black and white political cartoon I doodled today. It's about Representative Todd Akin's comments on legitimate rape. Because you know there are so many cases that are illegitimate rape...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

This is a great book I recently got. It is by artist Joe Bluhm an amazing caricature artist and illustrator. This book is full of sketches and quotes from other artists about sketching. If you love great art and sketches I'd honestly say it's a must buy. You can get it here http://www.art2books.com/books/sketchinfectus

Saturday, September 8, 2012

WIP Obama... I mean Obama WIP

Block in for an Obama piece I'm working on. I'm an equal opportunity offender, so to anyone who thought that I'm only going to rip on Mitt Romeny you were incorrect.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Worse than stock illustration?

     I remember when I was in college at The Cleveland Institute of Art my teachers always preached about the negatives of stock illustration. Obviously they were right, stock illustration is a real problem in our field. You do tons of work for next to no money and you give away the rights to your art. Who wants to do that?
     Unfortunately there is yet another problem, a bigger problem, in our field and it's called crowdsourcing. The concept of croudsourcing makes sense, the problem comes with the implementation. Many designers and illustrators have undoubtedly seen sites like Elance.com, Freelancer.com, crowdspring.com and even Fiverr.com (probably my least favorite) What these sites are for has a great premise, post jobs and get creative people working on projects. The problem is they completely degrade our value as artists.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Self portrait that makes me look retarded

A piece I did just as a warm up that I really ended up liking, even though I look like I'm scared/amazed/confused at a cake.