Friday, October 21, 2011

First Annual MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition - Opening Reception Oct 29

Please join us for the inaugural event at Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery:

Exhibition Opening and Artist Reception on Saturday, October 29, 2011, 6:30pm to Midnight.

Costumes and Creative Attire Optional.

The MALEFICIUM Exhibition runs October 29th through December 2nd.

Gallery hours (Oct 30 to Dec 2nd) by Appointment Only.
Please call to schedule an appointment: 630.310.8353

At Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery
760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559

Exhibiting Artists in the First Annual MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition include:

Tony Akins
Charlie Athanas
Kyle Bice
Brian Busch
Melita “MissMonster” Curphy
Samantha DeCarlo
Dave Dorman
Ray Frenden
Aron Gagliardo
Ashton Gallagher
Tom Herzberg
Douglas Klauba
Kenn Kooi
J. Anthony Kosar
Rich Kryczka
Joseph Lester
Darick Maasen
Menton Matthews III
Matthew McCarty
Aaron Miller
Bill Reinhold
Chad Savage
Jason Seiler
Tim Shumate
Ben Templesmith
Jill Thompson
Bill Ystrom

Click HERE. for Artist Bios!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

On the cover of 2D Artist + 6 page tutorial!

I did a 6 page tutorial this past summer for 2D Artist magazine, click
HERE. to download your copy.

I was surprised and honored that they used my art on the cover! Thank you Simon!

Here's a sample of 1 of 6 pages in the tutorial . . . sorry, I had to blur the text, to read the tutorial, you must buy a copy by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Melissa McCarthy sketch

Morning warm up sketch . . . my favorite character from the hilarious movie, "Bridesmaids".

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Working on a sketch while sipping tea at Starbucks . . . this is a small private commission for someone . . . I was asked to sketch a chimp, or was it a pimp? Hmmm? I better re-read that email. :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Steve Jobs for Adweek.

Steve Jobs portrait for Adweek.

It was a true honor to be asked to do another portrait for Adweek and even more of an honor that it was to be a tribute for Mr. Steve Jobs. I felt it was important to capture his warmth and passion for life, but to be honest, I felt a fair amount of pressure to say the least. I took this on with the intention of creating something iconic, an image that I hope honors Steve and his family.

This cover was done as a tribute to Steve Jobs, a special three-page gatefold cover. Two illustrations and a photo. The second illustration was done by artist Jorge Colombo, on an iPAD.

Last Wednesday, I was away with my family at an apple orchard of all places. I hadn't heard the news about the passing of Steve Jobs until that night as I drove back to Chicago. My agent called me and told me Adweek wanted me to paint a portrait of Steve. As mentioned above, I was honored to do this painting but felt a great responsibility to get it right. On top of that I had two days to do it. I gathered as much reference for Steve as I could and got to work. I based my image off of two different pictures but noticed subtle things within his expression from other images and brought them all together to create what I hope "feels" like Steve Jobs.

Detail of painting. Even though I did not know Steve personally, he's had such an enormous impact on the world, it felt as if I knew him and it was important to me to not create a sad image, but instead an image that would bring happiness and joy, and hopefully peace to those who knew him. As I painted, I tried to think about his family and what this might be like for them.

Sketches and block in . . . I'd like to thank Nick Mrozowski the art director for thinking of me for another cover, I really appreciate it!

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Digital Painting Techniques Vol. 3

Two of my paintings featured in new book, "Digital Painting Techniques Vol. 3" by 3D Total.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Paint it Bleak! NY Observer cover

This week's cover for the New York Observer.
Will a Paywall Help Keep the Lights on at Louise Blouin Media? I don't know, to find out click HERE to read the article.

This was a fun piece to work on. I was asked to paint the "New York Observer guy" (their logo) in a gallery, looking at paintings of Louise Blouin. I was asked to do a "Mona Lisa-type" painting, which is basically just a painting done in my typical style . . . so eat it Leonardo! I was asked to do Warhol and Picasso-like paintings for the other two . . .

Three paintings within a painting!
Gotta love it!



Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tuesday sketches . . . October 4, 2011

Did a cover last week for The Weekly Standard, a very different cover for me, no likenesses, with the exception of a face on a coin-like object . . . basically, I painted "objects" for them . . . anyways, I'll share when I can.

Today I finished another fun cover for The New York Observer, I'll share the final art for that as soon as I can.

After finishing the Observer job, I decided to do a couple quick sketches before leaving for the day. I designed this shark character for my daughters. They know my obsession with sharks and tell me that they want me to illustrate a children's book all about sharks. It's something I hope to do one day, we'll see?

This is a super quick sketch of my friend Damion Dunn . . . Damion did a cool painting of me, so when I have the time I'll do a painting of sorts of him in return. As you can see, there's no exaggeration here at all . . . after all, "It's funny because it's true". :)

Color sketch.

Saturday, October 01, 2011


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