Friday, April 29, 2011

I get by with a little help from my friends...

In this case my friends being Luerzer's Archive, Society of Illustrators, and American Illustration.

Some good news! My & piece was selected to be in this year's Luerzer's Archive - 200 Best Illustrators. I'm proud to be in the company of some pretty great artists including Kagan McLeod, Michael Byers, Yuta Onoda, and Joe Morse. You can pick it up in your look book shop.

It doesn't stop there! The piece seems to really have some legs, as it went on to be chosen for American Illustration 30 and the Society of Illustrators Traveling Exhibition. It will be traveling to schools all through out the States. Exciting!

I'll be posting some new work soon. Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, April 08, 2011

I'd jam to it.

Hey everyone,
just wanted to do a quick post up and reminder that this weekend is Toronto ComiCON : Fan Appreciation Day. It's one of Hobbystars featured cons in Toronto, and this one is free admission! So come out and say hi. I'll be selling a lot of prints and merchandise, along with some original sketches and you can always commission a drawing or two as well. Here's a link to the event page where you can find all the information.

Also for those of you who aren't followers and those you are, Juan Solon, Chad Covino and I have started up Hawk and Squirrel again! We've been recording a lot of different material, for some more multimedia episodes, along with getting back to the podcast itself. It's been tough with all of us in different cities, but we're hoping to get back on that horse and have new episodes to share. Here's the latest episode we recorded,

Also the Quentin vs Coen show opened last night, to a great success I hear. The show is up for another 2 days in NY, so if you're in the area feel free to stop by Bold Hype Gallery. And if you made it out to the opening, feel free to share photos!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Quentin Vs. Coen

This coming Thursday, I will be taking part in the show "Quentin vs. Coen" at Bold Hype Gallery in New York. It's a themed group show based on the works of Quentin Tarintino and the Coen Brothers.

I had a difficult time choosing what movie to base the piece on, I was circling around Fargo for a little bit, but decided on Kill Bill in the end. I posted few images of the progress for the piece.

Reluctant Bride
Mixed media on 200 lb Watercolour paper
13” x 19” (unframed), 16” x 22” (framed)

Many thanks to Ken Harman, of Hi Fructose, for the invitation!

The show opens this thursday, April 7th. You can find more information plus previews of some of the other works for the show on Spoke art's Facebook page, Twitter, and Tumblr.

If you are interested in purchasing my piece or have any questions please get in touch with Ken.

If you're in the New York area, please stop by and say hi!

Bold Hype Gallery
547 W 27th St,
New York, NY 10001
T. 212 868 2322
info (at) boldhype (dot) com
quentinvscoen (at) gmail (dot) com

Monday, April 04, 2011

Wolverine & Jubilee 3

Issue 3 is now out now! I don't want to ruin anything for people who have been keeping up with the issues, but in this one Wolverine has to venture into a highly irradiated area to retrieve...something. It's pretty bad-ass!

Wolverine and Jubilee #3
Wolverine and Jubilee #3 - Line
Wolverine and Jubilee #3 - roughs

This weekend I'll be attending Toronto ComiCON this weekend, so if you're in the market for some prints and drawings, you should swing by, after all its FREEEEEE admission. Here's the invite.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Ode two, I do?

I'm always a little hesitant to take on commissions these days, it feels like a gamble half the time. In some cases the direction can be so heavy handed that it really feels like labor. This was not one of those cases. The level of trust and freedom was great; given enough guidelines that I could build a nice box to work in and out of, and I was allotted the chance to pay homage to my favourite brotherhood, the Pre-Raphealites.

reluctant bride #002
graphite on BFK Rives, 20"x21"

I tried to consistently document the process of the piece, you can see some areas where I get caught up in a certain nuance and ultimately have to scrap it to make the image work as a whole.

I'm working on a few more of these dream projects right now. I can't wait to share them with you.