Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ammon's Mole Goes to Washington

Moleskine Minutiae

Ammon's mole enjoyed a trip to Washington, DC over Spring Break. Together we spent two days in the National Gallery of Art, which was a real treat. I worked on the spread above on the plane ride back, and all I can say is that it felt good to get all that minutiae out of my head! Detail shot of one of the pages below.

Ammon's Mole Detail

The spread below was a bit of a shortcut, as I used the image from the map of the National Gallery of Art. I'll try to find out who the famous artist is of this classic and let you know in comments, if you're interested.

Moleskine portraits

Finally, here is the collaboration that Mary worked on when she had Ammon's mole. I added to it on the left side of the spread. Lots of fun.

Moleskine collaboration

Also have to apologize for the poor image quality. My scanner is not working, so took these with the good ol' iPhone.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

in Ballookey's pocket

I had another plan, but the pocket of this book is already overflowing with stuff, so I had to make something small and flat. I don't know if you follow all my other blogs \ facebook \ flickr, but in the past few months I've been using a phone app called "sketchbook mobile" to make drawings on my phone. I usually take a picture and use it as a reference in the app, and combine tracing with freestyle finger drawing. Since Ballookey does a lot of computer art, I decided to use my phone app to make this little book and all the drawings and text here are made on the phone (this project totally saved me during a very boring meeting on Thursday...) hummingbirdbook-1 hummingbirdbook-2 hummingbirdbook-3 hummingbirdbook-4 hummingbirdbook-5 You can see all the illustrations here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Half a page for Molly


Now I need to make something for the pocket and then the book get to travel...

hummingbird in Ballokey's book (pages 9-10)


This is one of my all time favorite poems, it's so moving and so simple.

Pages 7-8 in Ballookey's book


There were still quite a few empty pages in Ballookey's book, so I decided to take over a bit more room then allocated to me...