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DESIGN LETTERING

Posted on September 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


MICHAEL JORDAN

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Illustration Lettering

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GHOST VARIATIONS

Posted on September 12, 2020 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I was lucky enough to do an illustration to accompany a couple single page stories by Kevin Brockmeier recently released by @porterhousereview They’re from his book The Ghost Variations set to be released in March of 2021 which features 100 of these. Porter House also has a great interview with the author by Karen Russell on their site.


Two Ghost Variations: https://porterhousereview.org/articles/two-ghost-variations/

A Mixtape of Ghosts: Karen Russell in Conversation with Kevin Brockmeier: https://porterhousereview.org/articles/a-mixtape-of-ghosts-karen-russell-in-conversation-with-kevin-brockmeier/


Porter House Review Illustrations

Posted on September 12, 2020 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Below are some Porter House Review illustrations I've done for promotional materials used by the literary magazine. I'm showing from sketchbook work all the way to finished pieces and even a promotional koozie.

              

Bud Shack

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Wolves at Bay

Posted on March 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)


No more darkness. No more night.

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hank Williams


Red Legger Flash Sheet

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Ad Astera Per Aspera >> John Brown

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Four Color Screen Print Process

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Below are the actual screens themselves with the layers of art already burned into them. I think they're always exciting to look at, because they immediately look like a whole new work. They even become foreign. Once I've worked on a piece, specifically a larger detailed one, for months my brain is incredibly trained to know what this is supposed to look like and how the layers are supposed to work together. Then you see one of these screens with an odd combination of purple emulsion on yellow screens that are back lit by whatever light is on in the studio and other scraps of art visible through them in some of these photos. It's really refreshing to see them like this before I begin to print the edition.




Mixing colors is always a challenge for me, because once I've hit this stage I'm reeeeeally excited to start pulling prints. But it takes a certain amount of patience to slow down and get these colors just right. As close to the way you've planned as possible. I'm usually making them somewhat transparent so it becomes vital to the final outcome that the layers are working together correctly. And again I'm still guilty of rushing this part of the journey quite often.



The first pic here is an actual film positive used to burn the screen which I'm using for registration purposes. Then the first layer.



Now that the second layer has gone down it starts to come together and become far richer. You can see that the red is naturally transparent so the blue art underneath shines through and creates a whole new color.



This third pink layer works quite differently and is mostly opaque. So it sits on top of the red and blue and maintains its color pretty well.



And this final keyline layer is this rich beautiful purple that Jacquard makes. All of the inks I use are made by them. I really love their rich velvety texture and colors that work well together and are very screen friendly as well. This purple is also quite transparent and lets a lot of the previous layers show through.



Darwin Day

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Sketchbook Entry

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Art Show >> Rogues Gallery >> MKE

Posted on January 6, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

If you're in downtown Milwaukee you can find a bunch of my work at Rogues Gallery: 134 E Juneau Ave | Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It'll be up all of January.



Mother Drawing is Complete

Posted on December 20, 2019 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)


More Drawing Process

Posted on December 12, 2019 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Drawing Process

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Big Ben

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)


NEW 1 COLOR SCREEN PRINTS

Posted on October 28, 2019 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)


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