Sunday, June 13, 2010

Canvas Wallpaper Project.

A few talented friends of mine, have been showcasing their awesome desktop wallpaper designs at Canvas, a wallpaper project run by graphic designer Erika Brouwer.

This week I submitted my own desktop wallpaper design to the Canvas Wallpaper Project! If you'd like to check that out + see a ton of other awesome designs, check out Canvas.

(Above is a preview of my somewhat nautical inspired design. Head on over to Canvas to get the appropriate sizes for actual use as a desktop wallpaper).

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's Everyone's Problem.

Lately, I've found myself reading a lot of articles and opinions on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It seems a lot of people want to play the blame game in the case of the spill. Is it BP's fault? Or Obama's? ...I guess I sort of think this spill is in some part everyone's fault. We all depend heavily on oil to run our cars among other things, and we don't seem to ask questions enough about how our oil is being supplied and what corners are being cut in the process. After seeing some pretty horrific images of seabirds affected by the spill, this phrase and image popped into my head... and I suppose that is how this sketch came to be.

Hoping to eventually rework this into a more finished illustration. Just have to find the time! Working full time, commuting and trying to do personal work on the side is tough. Check back next week though... I am in the midst of illustrating a desktop wallpaper for Canvas!

Hope everyone is enjoying the early weeks of Summer so far!