Archive for the ‘Plansponsor’ Category

Flora/ Fauna

November 21, 2011

A student recently asked why I draw so many animals and plants and my answer, to the best of my understanding, is that it’s what was around when I was growing up. I only mention that because here are two new images that involve both! Shazam, I guess the student is on to something!

First image is about having luck in the workplace and was for “your favorite illustrator’s favorite publication*”. The second is for a fun project from some designers in Germany. My job was to visually interpret a quote (go figure) from a German musician which will then be screen printed and sold on t-shirts. That’s the short version of the project, for more information go here. My design will be available in the next 2 months, I believe.  I took the opportunity to make a full on painting and then translate it to a screen print friendly version. The quote is “I am the horseman”.

I should probably thank my studio mate for this. She did a painting of some flytraps that has been staring at me for the past 9 months. I couldn’t help myself…


New Work. Plansponsor & USAA

September 7, 2011

A couple of recent spreads! It’s always a pleasure to see how the art director uses type in harmony with the illustration; a tip of my hat to those folks! Also, now that I am teaching the young illustrators of the world, I’m going to try and include more sketches and line drawings along with these pieces of final art. Enjoy!

Military personnel transitioning back to civilian job force

Finding the right consultant


April 7, 2011

A really fun image to work on, an illustration about company transition for Plansponsor Magaizne. LOVED drawing the astronaut!

I ended up making the image much larger than the magazine specs (seen above) and am contemplating selling a limited edition of five, 25″ mounted and varnished prints.

Also, a quick thank you to my friend and illustrator Clay Rodery for his space suit continuity advice. He is the resident authority on all things SPACE.


July 27, 2010

Well here is a fun update. I recently did the cover for Plansponsor Europe for an article regarding the status of pensions in Greece.  Hopefully with the art you can tell what kind of shape that system is currently in…

This is my first cover for Plansponsor and needless to say I was really excited when the opportunity came up. It’s a real honor to follow some of the people I look up to the most in this business on such a stage.

Also, I don’t normally share the sketch stage, but hey what the hell, these were some of the other thoughts…

see the digital version here:

In other news, I was walking home the other day, late late afternoon to be exact, and as I crossed McGolrick Park I suddenly found myself experiencing a real life Magritte painting.  Magritte is one of my favorite artists of all time, (ask me why…thats for another post) as you can imagine it was a rather surreal moment. yes, pun intended. It brings into question, maybe Magritte was just painting what he saw? Just sayin…

Photographic evidence

left: Magrittes’ ‘The Empire of Lights’ vs. Bartletts’ ‘Awesome, non-photoshoped park picture’