#murder of crows
#artists on tumblr
Guys. Have you played Bioshock Infinite?
For those who haven’t played it, you are imbued with certain powers after drinking potions called Vigors. This specific Vigor is Murder of Crows, because of the way you can launch a literal murder of crows towards a target. Admittedly, not my favorite Vigor (those being Devil’s Kiss, Shock Jockey, and Return to Sender), but I loved the bottle so much when I first saw it.
And I’m still playing around with ink and watercolor. This actually has a little bit of colored pencil on top too, which was fun!
#Light Grey Art Lab
#macro + micro
As Macro + Micro draws to a close, I wanted to share some of the photos I found on Light Grey Art Lab’s Flickr that showed the prints in a bit more context!
A big thanks to LGAL for letting me be a part of the show, and to everyone who has checked out the gallery either online or in person! If you haven’t - check it out here!
When I got Jon Gibson’s email inviting me to be a part of this year’s flagship show for iam8bit, I nearly freaked out (and responded immediately).
Here’s the teaser poster by Roberto Cecchi, with more details to come later (but its confidential for now). As of the moment, I’m doing at least three pieces for the show, one of which will be a collaboration with my little brother Brian!
My image for the “Macro and Micro” show at Light Grey Art Lab.
There’s a park in my neighborhood with one of the largest Heron nesting sites in North America. I love walking by and seeing these freaky, freaky miniature dinosaur birds just hanging out.
Prints of this image are available here and some info about the opening reception can be found here
Macro + Micro is wrapping up soon, so I wanted to share with you one of my favorite paintings from the show (and a longtime favorite artist) - Laura Bifano! I’ve always been a fan of her painting style, and her 8-bit animal paintings are all kinds of fantastic.
I believe that May 10th is the final day of the show, so if you’re looking for science-y and pretty prints, go here and get some!
#Artists on Tumblr
So I finally got around to editing some of the photos I took from the Scorsese show, including the three pieces that I did! The opening night was an absolute madhouse, chockfull of way more people I could’ve ever expected, but it was incredible.
I wanted to go for a kind of American money look, with shades of the Euro (which is vastly superior when it comes to visual appeal, seriously). Given the chance I’d probably redo Leo’s face, but alas.
If you’re interested in owning the originals, they’re for sale on Spoke Art’s site. Also check out the amazing selection of work available from the show, including my friend Melissa Ling’s pieces from Mean Streets and Rich Pellegrino’s De Niro portraits!
Today is Shakespeare’s Birthday! And in honor of that, my publisher is hosting a giveaway where you could win a set of the books as well as this original cut-out portrait that I did! Just reblog this image today and you are entered into the drawing!
Thanks for all of the support, everyone!
Forgot to mention - I have three portraits in tonight’s Scorsese show from Spoke Art and being hosted by Bold Hype Gallery in Chelsea. So exciting to work on these pieces, in colors and subjects I don’t usually focus on. Come drop by tonight or this weekend and say hello!
I’ll post the other two portraits after the show, but I did Billy Costigan, Henry Hill, and Travis Bickle in total!
#light grey art lab
#macro + micro
I was tremendously excited to be selected as a part of Light Grey Art Lab’s show Macro + Micro! I managed to sneak two pieces in to their Vegetables portion, seen here. My thought was to do something elemental, so I chose a Pomegranate to be Earth and a Lotus to be Water. Ideally I would do two more for Fire and Air (Anemones would have to be Air, but I’m still mulling Fire around)…
This was also a cool project for me personally because I played around with layering watercolor and making my own colors and textures. Hope you like! And if you do like, then are prints available for a limited time in LGAL’s shop!
Hello all! I wanted to let you know that I’m going to have a table at this year’s MoCCA at the Armory in Manhattan. I’ll be selling my Shakespeare books, and some prints of my Bindi Owl.
If you’re planning on going, stop on by and say hello! Bring your copies of Signature Shakespeare if you’d like them personalized with a little cut-out!
Also, the above image is a preview from a job I did for a British magazine, which I can hopefully show very soon!
I'm sorry to hear, that the Shakespeare series is on hold. I just got my first one, 'Much Ado About Nothing' and holy cow it's beautiful. I'll be ordering Hamlet with my next paycheck.
Thank you for the kind words! Hamlet is probably my favorite of the four - I hope that you enjoy it!
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Thanks for choosing most of my favorites from the series!
Are you going to be illustrating anymore Signature Shakespeare books? I bought all 4 and love them so much and can't wait to get the next installments (if there are any to come). If you are may I ask what plays they are? Thanks.
Thank you for reaching out to me. I’m sorry to say that due to pretty underwhelming sales, the series will not be continuing. At least not in the near future; Sterling has said they might be restart the series if the books sold well enough at some point.
I can tell you that before the cut-off, the plan was to publish A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. The amount of foliage alone between the two of those plays had me salivating to illustrate them. I hope that one day I can dig in and start working on more of these books!
Thank you for your support!
My best friend Hana’s cat sadly passed away a couple weeks ago. He was a sweet thing, and was tiny for such a long time, and we used to call him my little boyfriend because he would run wide circles around me whenever I was at her house. This is my tribute to the little guy.