JAY’s BLOG

JAY’s BLOG

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Sorry for the Absence from the blog

Pastel boy test2I’ve been working on some really cool things. Can’t wait to share them.  In the meantime here is a spot illustration  that I produced a while back.

Gator on Skates and it’s possible lunch

Forest Dweller

A little creature design work of a raccoon/pug mix.

Robot with heart

So I just wrapped this one up and thought that I’d share.  He seems a little shocked by the recent development.

 

T-shirt designs

I don’t get a lot of opportunities to do graphic looking pieces as often as I would like, but here are a couple that I’ve produced out over the past months.

First up is a piece that I did for a fundraiser for my friend Rose Preizler.  She gave me a call about her nieces who have mitochondrial disease, which is just a devastating disease. They were raising money through a charity walk and needed a t-shirt design.  So this is what I did.

If I can get a link about their story, I’ll plug it into this message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up was a fun design for my niece Madeleine’s basketball team being coached by my brother Joel, the Wonder Girls.

 

Jim's Christmas Painting Book

For many years whenever I asked my brother Jim what he wanted for Christmas he always asked for the same painting theme, blue bonnets. So I wrote and illustrated a children’s book about his request and gave it to him for Christmas that year(this is a couple years back now.)

On Christmas morning to his surprise he unwrapped the box which contained this book along with a rather nice brown belt.  Today the hand-bound book is in a shadowbox in his office (I am currently unaware of the whereabouts of the belt.)

So what follows is the pdf version of that book that I modified just a little for the web.

Enjoy!


Here’s a direct link if the embeded viewer doesn’t work in your browser.

3 Blind Mice art process

This is an illustration that I did quite a while back.  I kept some files documenting the various stages of progress and put it together in gif form.  From the pencil drawing through to the final piece in a few seconds.

The earliest stage is the scanned pencil. Then I used Painter to create and build up the under painting and Photoshop for the final touches.
Over the years I’ve reduced my use of Painter and have been producing all of the color in Photoshop. If I feel a piece is lacking texture, I’ll paint it separately on board, scan it and work it in.

three Blind Mice

New Web and Business Card Design!

I just wrapped up the web design for this Portfolio site and am very excited to show it to you.  Big Thanks to Stacy Emberson and my brother Joel for the help and encouragement!

And while I’m thinking about it, here’s my new business card whose design is tied directly to the site.  That’s right folks, alligators and fish on every thing (at least for a while.)