It is seeming like Winter will never end here in Minnesota. I felt compelled to illustrate a boy stuck inside wishing he could be out on his bike. I put a small mouse in for comedic value.. hopefully cheering the boy up with some wisdom about the inevitability of Spring. This illustration was done with pencil, ink, and then finished with a new water color technique I have been using in Photoshop.
I woke up with a variation of this editorial cartoon in my head this morning. Even though it seems to be SOP during the last decade to sandbag and prep for flooding in the RRV, it always makes headline news. This cartoon was inked completely with a dip ink pen… color, as usual, added in Photoshop. OH!! the caption, by the way, is meant to be read with a strong Fargo accent.
So much North Korea lately.. Only time will tell if he is going to #$%@ or get off the pot with his threats. I am trying out a new marker with this illustration, the Pentel Tradio. It has an ink cartridge similar to the Pocket Brush, but uses a flexible triangulated felt-like tip instead of a brush. The result is fast, smooth lines with some variability to line width according to the pressure and angle applied to the tip against the paper. I am also done with using computer paper for finished illustrations.. I now have a taste for the Dick Blick Studio 80 weight drawing paper, and it would be hard to go back. Minimal color in this editorial cartoon, just enough to get the idea across.
I was so excited to see some modern/contemporary art museums in Europe. I left the museums feeling pissed. I wanted to turn over the tables in the lobbies and nail a series of theses to the glass and steel doors. Instead, I chose to reveal the truth behind the garbage we pay to see behind those pretentious museum doors.