Here's a piece I did recently- I like doing underwater scenes...
Over the years, I have amassed a large collection of vintage clocks designed by George Nelson in the 40's, 50's and 60's. This is a little piece I did using a few of them as my inspiration. I'm thinking of eventually doing this as a large painting.
This is something I did as a self promotional piece. I wanted to make sure the focus stayed on the kid and the puppies, yet still show the parents' reaction in the background. I think it came out pretty close to how I'd imagined it.
Growing up, I always thought the the Owl and the PussyCat was a really strange poem. It was written by Edward Lear in 1871, and I thought it would be fun to do an illustration depicting this odd couple in a book cover format. I guess later on the author wrote a sequel to the poem but he died before he finished it. It's called The Children of the Owl and the PussyCat and it starts out describing the kids that are half cat, half bird- maybe I'll illustrate that one sometime...creepy.
The title of my blog and the illustration I did for it, is a tribute to one of my favorite illustrators, Jim Flora. I found this Mambo for Cats album at a thrift store about twenty years ago. At the time, I had no idea who did it and I hadn't yet heard of Flora-I just knew it was a great image. Since then, a lot has been published about the guy and he's finally getting the recognition he deserves.