Monday, November 8, 2010

Rapidiograph Apples

In my last apple blog post, I'd started thinking about backgrounds and composition. I stepped back from that. I'm really enjoying just drawing and not creating anything finished with these. 
Here are a couple more sketches. I like this style.. Maybe even more than the color pencil drawings. Been drawing some bananas and pears too, but I like to keep with the apples as a common denominator.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lilya Brik Russian Constructivism T!

This is the last in the series for a minute or two...Hope you're enjoying them!

Wax poetic and celebrate Soviet Constructivism wearing this iconic art history t-shirt depicting famed "muse of Russian avant-garde," Lilya Yuryevna Brik!

Brik - renowned for being the muse of poet and painter Vladimir Mayakovsky - adorns this white 100% cotton American Apparel t-shirt as she appeared on the cover of Leftist Front of Arts magazine in the 1920's. The original cover design was created by Alexander Rodchenko and has since inspired countless adaptations and reinterpretations.

Click here for girlie tees.
Click here for the guys version.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Russian Political Constructivism Art T-shirt

...Another newly posted design from my art movement series for NonFiction Tees.

This T-shirt depicts some of the colorful cubist hallmarks of Russian constructivism.

Constructivism was an artistic and architectural movement that originated in Russia from 1919 onward which rejected the idea of "art for art's sake" in favor of art as a practice directed towards social purposes.

Click here for American Apparel Girlie tee.
Click here for the unisex American Apparel tee.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gustav Klutis Tshirt

Here's my latest design for the art movement series I've been doing for NonFiction Tees.

This graphic tee depicts a reproduction of Klutis's "Axonometric Art." Distortions of space and dynamic composition are the telltale characteristics of Klutis's early art and make his work appear perpetually modern.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Apple Drawing / Soft Ground Etching Combo

I had been thinking about possible backgrounds for the apple drawings when I came across an old soft ground test from an etching I'd done years ago. I decided to use the apples and the etching as design elements to create a simple composition.

I was beginning to think I'd gone off the deep end taking up a fruit drawing study after a solid year and a half of painting very heavily graphic compositions. I'm realizing the potential of using more natural, less rigid shapes to create graphic compositions. I'm pretty excited to see how this evolves!

Friday, October 8, 2010

How ya like them apples??!!

I'm going to start putting these fruits in environments... Yes. Environments.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A nectarine?! Really?!

Last night I decided to draw - this nectarine.
For those of you familiar with what I have been doing, it would seem I had been possessed.
Haven't sat down and drawn like this in at least 10 years. I loved it. More to come.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tara by Chad

Portrait of yours truly done by the incredibly talented Chad Finken. This is from a picture taken awhile back.. I'm actually wearing a gorgeous necklace made by his wife, Amber in it! Check out more portraits and other work on his blog here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pura Vida


A new addition to my bedroom...I painted this using a photograph Rolando had taken on our trip to Costa Rica as inspiration.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Optical Art Tshirt Abstract Pattern Tee shirt

This design was inspired by Movement in Squares, by Bridget Riley 1961 and epitomizes Optical Art's amazingly geometric & psychedelic characteristics, which evolved from the Constructivist forms popularized by the Bauhaus in Germany.

Designed for nonfiction tees. Comes in mens and ladies American Apparel tees.

Bauhaus Tshirt German Typography Tee

A graphic collage that combines an outline of Walter Gropius's Expressionist Monument to the March Dead on top of a half-toned image of the Bauhaus' founder, Walter Gropius, combined with the word "BAUHAUS" in perfectly balanced typography.

The first in a series I am designing for the nonfiction tees library. Available in mens and women American Apparel shirts.