Illustrated Stories of Recovery

For this post, I am letting freelance writer Constance Ray tell illustrated stories of recovery, the stories of a few people who kicked the drug habit. Sadly, this issue has become ‘front and center’ on the national scene, with many … Continue reading

Food Illustrations for Texas Monthly Magazine

These food illustrations for Texas Monthly Magazine and the next few posts will center on my work in the magazine field. Having had my start at the Wall Street Journal, establishing their hallmark portrait style, it was only a matter … Continue reading

How-To Illustrations for Men’s Fitness

A little while ago, I was commissioned to do a handful of How-To Illustrations for the magazine, Men’s Fitness. I like doing magazine work, as it gets my art out in front of a wide audience. The images appeared in … Continue reading

WSJ Images, Beyond the Hedcut, Part 2

More WSJ images, beyond the Hedcut that I produced while at the Wall Street Journal. Like I said, aside from the straight portrait, or “hedcut”, the paper ran a lot of illustrated common interest stories. Here is a collection of … Continue reading

WSJ Images, Beyond the Hedcut, Part 1

I have a pretty good collection of stuff that I produced while at the Wall Street Journal. Aside from the straight portrait, or “hedcut” WSJ images, the paper ran a lot of illustrated common interest stories featuring various characters. What … Continue reading

Variations on the WSJ Hedcut

  There are many variations on the WSJ Hedcut possible. Among these, there are lots of crop treatment options available. These variations keep the creation of the Wall Street Journal stipple portraits I originated for the paper fresh and timeless. In this post, … Continue reading

WSJ Hedcut Portrait Illustrations

Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure of creating WSJ hedcut portrait illustrations on a larger scale for a Canadian Design firm called Squareknot. The campaign consists of a series of hedcut style portraits, created by yours … Continue reading

Stipple Spot Illustration

Stipple spot illustration works very well. The stipple process can really bring a new and interesting dimensions to many kinds of spot illustrations. Recently, I had the pleasure of creating some images for a company called Merkle. Merkle is the … Continue reading

Book Illustrations for Rodale Press

A while back, I got an assignment to create some book illustrations for a book on natural agricultural practices that Rodale press was putting together. The designer, Chris Gangi, is a prominent art director with whom I had worked previously at Garden … Continue reading

How To Illustrations – Magic and Music

Music and magic are really just to sides of the same coin. Magic offers some amazing opportunities for how to illustrations as an illustration can remove the distractions of the real world and help focus on the action in the … Continue reading