Evolution of style

Someone asked me why this new site doesn’t contain artwork from a style I was published in for many years, a sort of mixture of the more linear cartoon like artwork you see though out this site and a collage style. Then there was also the more purely collage portraits, published for instance by the National Audubon Society and many others.  The answer is simply an evolution of style, I enjoy the humor and clean simplicity of the new work better. I can turn it around quickly, and that has become more and more important as much of the work
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borrowed interest

‘Borrowed Interest’ is a term from the advertising world wherein something in an advertisement which really has nothing at all to do with the product is added to make the product look more interesting. The same thing can hold true in illustration. If you have a kind of dry article you can make something funny out of your visual by adding a twist to the illustration through implementing something that inherently has nothing whatsoever to do with the story. This drawing for instance was for an article about how automated building track the human traffic inside themselves, Does Satan have
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ben shahn

Ben Shahn was a brilliant artist and illustrator, who to be blunt could draw his ass off. Simple lines captured both the human form and emotion in a way you rarely see.  He was born in Lithuania in 1898 into a family of Jewish craftsmen. His father’s anti-czarist activities forced the family to immigrate to the United States in 1906. Shahn grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn. He became an apprentice in a Manhattan lithographic firm, finishing high school at night and later taking classes at New York University, City College of New York, and the National Academy
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remembering betsy scheld

Betsy Scheld was a dear friend who’s artwork should be remembered and shown more on the internet. This excerpt is from inxart.com: Betsy Scheld was an energetic young illustrator who worked in New York and contributed to INX until January 1996, when at the age of 32 she died from spinal meningitis. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In 1990, she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, Her work appeared in a variety of popular publications such as The Village Voice and The Sacramento Bee, as well as
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facebook living

So apparently facebook is building a small city of sorts for its employees to live in. Read about it HERE in a nice article by the very clever Richard Heap, Community Editor for UBM Future Cities. So now it’s possible for some to spend all day on facebook and live there too? 🙂 Rich is using this new illustration as an upcoming captionless cartoon contest image on ubmfuturecities.com. (She’s more popular because of the poodles, don’t you think?) FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestLinkedinDiggemail
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