Happy Monday, yaaa’ll. I hope that your Valentine’s Day was a nice one (mine included a pit-beef sandwich at a restaurant next to a strip club).
With the blizzard last week, I was given ample time to work on my pursuits and as a result was fairly productive. Here is the (for now) finished version of the guy you had seen last week. I have been really interested in embroidery and did a little line work on top of the paper cage for some added visual interest.
I also did this quick little piece for the Indypendant, a newspaper based in New York City. There was a quick sketch/final turnaround time. It’s always a different change of pace to work on something that you know will be printed on newsprint. You have to bump up the contrast. The piece I was illustration for was about a Palestinian poet named Mahmoud Darwish, mostly focusing on his poem Mural. You should look up some excerpts from the poem. It’s really very pretty.
Brown Paper Bag has launched! I’m going to start posting TODAY! Check it out for different artists and other works on paper, as well as good vibes.