Apr 16, 2014

Cowboy - From sketch to colour

A quick sketch turnes alive in Photoshop with the help of the Yiynova MPS19U+

Apr 10, 2014

Lumberfrog

I really love drawing frogs. So every chance I get, I'll cram a frog into the illustration.
Watercolours, Black coloured pencils on watercolour paper.

Apr 9, 2014

Survival

Illustration Friday...



A Brand New SFG Challenge!

Read carefully for your chance to WIN!

Five years ago, during a conversation with Warren Dotz, the author of the highly successful book, Meet Mr. Product: The Art of the Advertising Character, we struck upon an idea to throw a contest, to which the winner would receive a copy of Mr. Dotz's newest book at the time, Ad Boy: Vintage Advertising with Character. The response to that contest was overwhelming, and the winners were announced one week later.

Recently, I was contacted by Mr. Dotz once again, eager to challenge our motley crew of Sugar Frosted illustrators for the chance to win some more swag! Who doesn't like swag?!

This time around the grand prize winner will win a copy of each of Mr. Dotz's brand new publications -

Dog Food for Thought



Reprinted from Dog Food for Thought: Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom, by Warren Dotz and Masud Husain, published by Insight Editions. © 2014.


Reprinted from Dog Food for Thought: Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom, by Warren Dotz and Masud Husain, published by Insight Editions. © 2014.


Reprinted from Dog Food for Thought: Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom, by Warren Dotz and Masud Husain, published by Insight Editions. © 2014.



and

Cat Food for Thought



Reprinted from Cat Food for Thought: Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom, by Warren Dotz and Masud Husain, published by Insight Editions. © 2014.


Reprinted from Cat Food for Thought: Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom, by Warren Dotz and Masud Husain, published by Insight Editions. © 2014.


Reprinted from Cat Food for Thought: Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom, by Warren Dotz and Masud Husain, published by Insight Editions. © 2014.




In his own words, Mr. Dotz introduces these great new books:
“My interest now takes me to the super cute and quirky world of Dog and Cat food label art. I own the worlds largest collection of dog and cat food labels from the 40’-70’s. I selected the best and boldest and paired them with a modern design and insightful quotes and contemporary observations about dogs and cats (and their owners.) So these are also gift books.  Pet food label art as a book has never been done before!”

I've recently had an opportunity to pour over both of these great books myself, and let me tell you, they are fantastic! You're going to love them! Chock full of the best dog and cat inspired label art out there, a must have for any lover of vintage advertising or illustration!

Interested? Here are the official rules and how to enter!

1.) Simply post your very own original vintage inspired label art (40's to 70's) with a dog or cat theme.

2.) Tag your entry with one of two labels: Dog Food for Thought or Cat Food for Thought. (This is very important so that your entry(s) will be sure to be considered appropriately for the challenge.)

Each piece labelled appropriately will be reviewed, and you may enter as many submissions as you like.

The challenge will end on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 12:00 am PST.

Again, the illustrator with the winning submission will receive a copy of both Dog Food for Thought, and Cat Food for Thought.

This contest is open to members of the Sugar Frosted Goodness website only.


At the end of the challenge period, Mr. Dotz will contact me with his choice for the grand prize, which I will then announce on SFG. I will contact the winner for mailing info etc.

Have fun with it!

Drupaljam artwork donation

3D artwork donated to the Dutch Drupaljam organization, to raise money for the event.

(sevensheaven.nl)

Apr 7, 2014

Apr 2, 2014

Sketchbook people live in a cafe this month

Some of my sketchbook characters decided to spend the month in a wonderful cafe called "Ninas Café Klatsch" here in Hamm, Germany. I took them there last night so they can watch Ninas guests having delicious cupcakes and soups for the next 4 weeks.

Apr 1, 2014

MOCCA Art Festival in New York

I will be attending MOCCA Art Festival in New York this weekend. My table is D-14, please come and visit, if you are in the Big Apple!!

April 5th & 6th
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

MoCCA Fest is held in Manhattan at:
The 69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue
between E. 25th & E. 26th Street
New York, NY 10010

Mar 21, 2014

My ART on a JONES SODA!!

Just got this photo of my art on Jones Soda!!! In preparation for the big show at the Tacoma History Museum in May! (Photo courtesy of Dana Sullivan) Stay tuned for more details soon.


Mar 17, 2014

With a bit of rock music ...

Some sort of spring fever spreading in my sketchbook ...

Yay! Spring!

To celebrate the first warm days around here in Germany, I drew this monster with a popsicle! ;-)


Another late night drawing

I am a huge fan of the zombie genre. So obviously I got pretty excited when they turnes The walking dead into a tv-serie - with huge success I must say.
Pen and ink in my sketchbook and coloured in Photoshop.

Mar 13, 2014

Ready for pre-order!


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