For this week's theme over at Illustration Friday, "Highlight", I chose to enter this 10" x 10" graphite study I did based on a photo I took during my visit to Florence, Italy, back in '91. Though I've seen Michelangelo's "David" my whole life through photos, seeing it live has the "highlight" of my trip.
(In today's Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Gwinnett County parents and activists have blasted the school district's response following reports that students at a Norcross elementary received a math worksheet that used examples of slavery in the word problems.
School district officials said the principal at Beaver Ridge Elementary School will personally work with teachers to come up with more appropriate lessons and will offer more opportunities for the development following the uproar created by the worksheet that included questions such as the following:
"Each tree had 56 oranges. If 8 slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?"
"If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in 1 week?"
(Can't make this stuff up, ladies and gentlemen)
Demarcating yours and mine
Grounded, so grounded.
This is my entry for this week's theme over at Illustration Friday: GROUNDED.
I tend to be a bit introspective on my birthday. Can't complain. Hell, at least it's nothing a few shots of Wild Turkey can't fix.
Kind of on a book cover tear...
Collapsing tightening gyre
Spinning between planes
This my entry in this week's Illustration Friday: TWIRL.
Check out the other submissions twirling over there.
This is primarily an February 2012 Automotive Report toon I did with the ever talented Allen Forkum. I added the coloration and quote box for today's post.
Every once in a while, the Buster Mcnutt column that appears each month in Allen's paper will explore a topic that isn't necessarily about the automotive industry.
This was suggested by Devon Cox. Who knew?
This is my entry in this week's Illustration Friday theme: FORWARD
I wanted to goof around with a graphic format that would let me plug in caricatures that fit a certain stereotype.
I was inspired by the scene illustrations that pop up in the move "The Sting". It had then these title cards like, "The Players", "The Set Up", (and of course)"The Sting". It was a catchy way to tell a rather convoluted story.
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.