P.P.S.- My sketchbook was on display at the Brooklyn Art Library for the 2012 Sketchbook Project. The show was pretty awesome from what I saw! My book as well as my friend, YuQuan's book will be flying around the country but will make its way back to Brooklyn at the end of this year! Check the schedule HERE to see if the show will be in a city near you anytime soon.
An Ant, going to a river to drink, fell in and was carried along in the stream. A Dove pitied her condition, and threw into the river a small bough, by means of which the Ant gained the shore. The Ant afterward, seeing a man with a fowling piece aiming at the Dove, stung him in the foot sharply, and made him miss his aim, and so saved the Dove's life.
"Little friends may prove great friends."
This is an illustration based on the classic Aesop Fable, the Dove and the Ant. The story was so simple that there was much room for visual interpretation. I used pencil, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Special thanks to Nathalie Gonzalez for her help on the illustration. Enjoy!
Happy leap year day! A few weeks ago I finished my submission for the Brooklyn Art Library's 2012 Sketchbook Project. I decided to make it subway themed. (The train, not the sandwich), Here are some photos for a sneak peek:
This is the front cover. I covered it with Metrocards. Took me a little while to collect them all.
I experimented a lot with hand drawn type so there will be a lot of that in this book.
The sketchbook tour officially begins on April 14th with the Brooklyn Art Library. You can see the tour dates HERE and find out when the sketchbooks will be in a city near you!
I havent posted much this month but not because I have nothing to show, but because it's not ready to be unveiled. I am officially going to be participating in the Sketchbook Project 2012 hosted by the Art House Co-op. For those of you unfamiliar with it, The Sketchbook Project is where a bunch of crazy artists are sent a sketchbook and they fill it with magical artwork. Then they send the finished sketchbooks back and the books are shown on display to the world! It is a sort of traveling sketchbook gallery that goes to different cities. Thank you to YuQUan Tan to convincing me to join. More info can be seen HERE
Here's a picture of me and my empty (for now) sketchbook.
I've also been working on some updates for my website and this blog, as well as adding new pieces to my portfolio (both editorial and children's book). PLUS I am working on a collaborative illustration with Charles George Esperanza. So please be a patient turtle (not to be confused with an awkward turtle) and stay tuned for more exciting art / news on the way!