Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Working on a Hispanic Batman pinup

These two are characters from Royal Flush magazine. This is is my thumbnail and sketch process. The finished will be posted in July!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ummm... yes?

Nuts & Bolts Conference Nuts & Bolts Conference: Illustration by Tibor Karpati

July 9–10, 2010 | New York City | Sponsored by 3x3 Magazine

A conference for illustrators by illustrators

It's like 200 bucks but it's a tax write-off.
...provided I can make $6000 doing freelance this year.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Whaddup G?

It has been a ridiculously jam packed couple of weeks, and now that it's coming to an end, everyone keeps telling me to take a break and relax. They say I've earned it.
Buuuuut sitting is hard for me. This is how I take a break from "work."

And also by doing this:

Which, actually, is more like doing homework than one would immediately realize. I have been learning priceless things from Bugs Bunny cartoons, I'll tell you what.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Magazines magazines. Cortar cortar.

I did two magazine layouts for examples of how my spot illustrations would appear. I'm really just putting off redoing that building in the bear one.

I've been redoing my website again and again... as you may have noticed from the new page banner up there. I'll have a whole post dedicated to what a fiasco that has been. As it stands everything is figured out except the html. Big part to figure out eh? My goal is to have it edited and perfected by Memorial Day.

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Shoes

I got a good night's sleep and redid some things. One of which is that Runner's World Shoe Guide project.

And thank you House Industries for being AWESOME and giving me Signpainter Slant for free. I love you!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


From scratch!
I've been using a lot of green lately. Maybe because I'm so excited that winter is over, the trees are back, and I can run in Fairmount again. (Something about this sentence is funny, sunnyfolk you get it.) Anyways, I want one of the next letters I do to be like this:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Not a sports page, or a magazine, but a book... read a book, read a book.

I'm a huge nerd and love libraries, so I wanted to do a promotional poster that could be hung in schools.
These were my primary sources of inspiration, in order of importance...

And I'll take this time to say that if you couldn't spot the tauntaun influence and assume I was watching TESB when I came up with that creature, I'm sorry but we will never be friends.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

You like me, you really like me...

I know it's not massive, but it's so encouraging to just be given a little bit of recognition every once in a while. I'm like a tougher version of Tinkerbell, alls I need is a couple of little claps every now and then, and I'm set.

In other news, I found out I won the Marcel Vertes Award... given each year to "a senior whose drawing of the human figure has been outstanding." I was so happy.

There are some other truly amazing figure artists in our graduating class and I hope they get some form of recognition in the near future... like lotsa jobs and money.