Monday, October 4, 2010

EPIC Design

So there's this amazing place called the Society of Illustrators for those of you who live under a rock. This place has a new group called the Empowered People of the Illustration Community (EPIC) Students and recent graduates from several art colleges around the country were asked to design an illustrated version of the EPIC logo (or the "pencil E" as I like to call it)
Here is my design I submitted to represent FIT:

The design was inspired by the airforce art show which was showcased at the Society this past month. The above illustration will be showcased during the 2010 Educators Symposium at the Society of Illustrators taking place this upcoming weekend! Stay tuned. I will have a lot more information about EPIC coming soon including how you can join. Feel free to follow this blog!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


I think one of the best things an illustrator can do is not just look at the work of other contemporary illustrators but the work of fine artists from the past. I was fortunate enough to see the Pablo Picasso exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few months ago. (It was great) While there I viewed Picasso's "The Harlequin" which is my favorite painting done by him. I think its a good exercise to create your own version of a classic work of art so that's what I decided to do. This is what happens when Christian Castro's art and Pablo Picasso's art have a crazy love child:

Castro's Harlequin

Original "Harleguin" by Picasso may be seen HERE

I took some artistic liberties and changed some of the colorss / shapes. After all it is MY version of it. (In case you are wondering- Yes I gave him a shape up) I might do another one of somebody else's painting. Its a fun exercise to do in between working on illustration commissions or portfolio pieces.

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