This would be a collection of protest art from around the world.
Tip o' the lid to my good friend Doc Al.
Couldn't help but offer up a quote that alluded to today's date,"MARCH FORTH!".
It seems "The Other White Meat" is no longer making it for the industrial porkers out there.
BWEEEP BWEEEP BWEEEP BWEEEP BWEEEP
BWEEEP BWEEEP BWEEEP BWEEEP BWEEEP BWEEEP BWEEEP
There goes Omaha.
This is my entry is this week's theme over at Illustration Friday. Be sure to check out the other artists' entries for "Warning".
Jim Rye was kind enough to contact me to illustrate his and Joe Vazquez's country music cd, "Stars n Bars". We worked well together to create an image that reflected the emotional depth of this duo's musical efforts. I really enjoyed the opportunity to do art that made a connection to my zeal for music.
(the complete cd folded out with the song titles on the back)
Technically, it required lots of thought and flexibility. The method of doing each layer separately gave me all the room to create the diffiernt lighting effects: LAYER 1, the musicians; LAYER 2, the bar front and landscape; LAYER 3, the signage over the door; LAYER 4, the bar interior and, finally, LAYER 5, melding all of them together and tweaking the lighting effects. Then, of course, the graphics required a couple of layers, too. Sense all the layers were independent of one another, the creative process never had the obstacle of having to redo anything as a whole. As we improved the image, all I had to do is make sure it came together as a unit at the end.
This process of illustration gave me all the freedom to do my own drawing style with all the advantages of doing my designing with Photoshop. Very pleasant experience.
Check your clocks, people.
For all you youngsters out there, do yourself a favor and try to find some performance clips from Lenny Bruce. He practically invented hipster firebrand humor.
Taken by surprise,
Stirred out of old reveries,
Rattled by new winds.
Once again, I decided to use the Illustration Friday theme, "Stir", as a interesting point of take off for this week's haikus.
Allen Forkum and I created this toon for the April issue of Allen's paper, Automotive Report.
BONUS EYE CANDY. Click here http://sketch.odopod.com/sketches/311479/edit and watch one of my sketches develop.
This is the illustration I did for the April issue of Automotive Report. It lacks the cover graphics that describe the main article which is about "what works, what doesn't work and how your workplace can improve".
This was done primarily in 'shop. The only traditional drawing I did was a single paper doll cut out that was then replicated a few times. The tricky part was making the highlights and shadows convincing.
This my entry in this week's Illutration Friday theme, "Cultivate". I thought this one had some potential for a goofy punchline. I particularly like how "cultivate" has an agrarian meaning and an art appreciation meaning.
How do you abhor a WHOLE GENRE of music?
A neat little pencil drawing that I couldn't find a place for. Beer label? T-shirt? Tattoo?
With fantasies of mayhem
In our DNA.
This is my entry for the Illustration Friday theme, "Toy". Be sure to check the recent entries by the other imaginative artists taking a whack at it.
You may recognize the model reference from posts past. I did this one recently, relying on a looser, quicker style of brush work.
A smallish drawing where I enjoyed having the figure practically buried in covers.
John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.