Tuesday, November 23, 2010

3Ps - Penang Pet Portraits

Currently staying in an adorable guest house by the name of Old Penang Inn in Penang, Malaysia. The building is a restored pre WWII house with some of the greatest natural light for drawing. Between snacking at Malay hawker stalls and sight seeing, I've squeezed in a few new pet portraits.

Axl
Axl, a faithful companion who likes to chew and tear.


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Fancy
Fancy, definitely lives up to her name.

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Daya, a sweet choco lab pup who loves to dig holes.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

My first horse.

Well, I didn't buy one with my savings but I did get to draw a lovely old gentleman by the name of General. I illustrated his name with some of his favorite edibles.

I have been hanging out in a lot of night markets throughout Asia, so it's pretty safe to say I've taken some inspiration from chinese name portrait artists, for the typography on this one...

General

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Haven't had this much fun with toast, since I discovered the Hello Kitty toaster...

My love for Geoff McFetridge first blossomed at the 5th Ave. theater in Vancouver while watching The Virgin Suicides. Since then I have followed his work and drooled over it any chance I've had. His most recent work for OK GO's video Last Leaf is probably some of his most inspiring work yet. The entire video is stop motion animation of burnt images on toast. AMAZING!

Last Leaf

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pet Portraits from Kuala Lumpur

Being in Kuala Lumpur the last couple of weeks has been great. It feels a bit like we live here, running errands, doing laundry!

Here are a few of the portraits I'v worked on while in KL. Next, we are off to the Cameron Highlands, for some tea tasting and hiking and maybe a few more portraits...

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Lola

Rudy

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nicaraguan Kitties do Malaysia

Yesterday Justin and I visited the Melaka Stamp Museum in Malaysia. Much to our surprise we came across these little gems in the gift shop...

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Nicaraguan Cat Stamps Circa 1984.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Great Full Post

I was very lucky to have Lindsey of Great Fully Day blog write this wonderful piece about me right before the holiday season. Thank you Lindsey!

Fake Summer Break

The last 3-4 months have presented some great changes. The biggest of which was quitting my job of 4 years as the Art Director at the Museum of Tolerance, and moving across the world for a year of work and holiday. One which, will hopefully include more illustration work than I've done in the past. The last few months were spent holed up working on my portfolio (which was in desperate need of an update) and visiting friends and family all across the US and Canada for a final fellware before our departure. Currently, I am sitting on a bed in the middle of a cotton candy pink and baby blue hostel room in Kuala Lampur with a leaky air conditioner providing the soundtrack to my new life.

Although I've been MIA on updating my blog, work has steadily been flowing my way. Below are a few of my most recent Mine Shop pieces and here is a link to my new site which is still a work in progress. Also if  you are interested in my whereabouts and travel stories visit 2 Schnauz Abroad.