New Bear and Bird Website!

A little while back Amanda from the Bear and Bird gallery asked if I would like to do some artwork for their new website. They have such a cool gallery and I have had so much fun doing artwork for them that there was no way I could say no!

(I tried to pay respect to some of the other really cool artwork people have done for the gallery in those little picture frames.)

Amanda only wanted a piece or two and she was totally cool with whatever ideas I came up with. I guess I went a little crazy.

My goal was to show the characters in fun situations and establish their friendship but still leave them open for other people to explore too. I guess it would be like giving little snapshots of their lives but still leaving the viewer wanting to see more.

It got to a point were I couldn't decide which ones to finish in color so I sent Amanda all of the roughs and let her pick her top four.

I also did a black and white stamp for them and before I sent all of the originals out I threw a little watercolor on it.

I had so much fun with this! I'm glad there were deadlines because I could have just kept going. So check out their new website when you get a chance!

Now I guess I should start working on my own banner...

"Heroes vs. Villains" Micro Show

The Disney folks are doing a cool micro show with artwork of heroes on one wall and villains on the other wall facing them. Whatever side has the most pieces wins!

Ink wash, before adding color.

They were kind enough to invite me so here is my contribution...

Marc Moreau, Wrestler of the Deep
Ink and Watercolor

Should be a good show! Hopefully they'll post some of the images on their blog.

Mary Blair Tribute

If you haven't heard of illostribute you should totally check it out. Toby Thane Neighbors has created a very inspirational blog and right now he has a tribute to Mary Blair! It's pretty awesome. I was totally excited when he asked me to do a piece for it.

Young Mary Robinson
Ink and Watercolor

I have to admit I struggled with this piece but at the end of the day it was a great learning experience. It also gave me an excuse to play around with gouache again.