Sunday, February 22, 2009

#49 Joe Black

The first spring training game of the season is just a few days here's a classic baseball portrait.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

News You Can Endow.

The advent of digital media has caused a serious decline in the world of print publication. With general readership down in addition to the current recession, most newspapers will not weather the economic storm. Many have already filed for bankruptcy. One possible way to save newspapers would be to turn them into endowed non-profit institutions, like colleges or museums. The elimination of advertising revenue would free them from the political agendas of their clients, thus creating a more fair and balanced press. The trouble is finding enough enlightened philanthropists to do the job.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Should the Obama Generation Dropout?

This article made the argument that it's not appropriate to keep the bachelor's degree as the measure of job preparedness as the minimal requirement to get your foot in the door for vast numbers of jobs that don't require a B.A. or B.S. It's what you can do that should count when you apply for a job, not where you learned to do it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

El Presidente

Here's a small Obama piece I had done on Inauguration Day. It feels a little overworked, but I'm pretty happy with how the tie turned out.

Ben Roethlisberger

I meant to post this piece last week in celebration of the Steelers' Superbowl victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

I've also included some documentation of my painting process. I used a #5 and a #10 Series 7 Finest Kolinsky Sable brush with FW Acrylic ink on Rives bfk printmaking paper.

Purple Hearts, Troubled Minds

This was for an article about the argument that soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress are just as deserving of purple hearts as soldiers returning home with serious physical wounds. The trouble is that post traumatic stress is sometimes difficult to prove and the military feels acknowledging this disorder would be admitting a serious weakness in so many of their own troops. I'm working on a second illustration for this article, which I'll be posting very shortly.