Saturday, December 20, 2014

Other Animals / Yes Methuselah {New Paintings}


Yes Methuselah: (Original Painting) Available at Flat Earth Studios
India ink and Gouache on archival watercolor paper (Framed) 
Frame measures 9 1/4 x 11in


Other Animals: (Original Painting) Available at Flat Earth Studios
India ink and Gouache on archival watercolor paper (Framed) 
Frame measures 9 1/4 x 9 1/4in

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Marco Polo (Opening Titles) Mill+





Mill+ teamed up Ben Smith and myself with Netflix to create the stunning title sequence for Marco Polo, a new original series for Netflix, written by John Fusco and produced by The Weinstein Group.
The series is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China, and exudes lavish and rich aesthetics. The Mill+ team wanted to visually represent the metaphors of the show with themes of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry by contrasting them with images of beauty, grace in the authenticity of the time.
An entirely unique illustration style was created by depicting western imagery through an eastern medium. The brilliant ambient quality of ink was captured in camera in it’s natural form, and carries the viewer throughout the opening title sequence.




Ink itself has such brilliant ambient qualities. and because of that, ink has been used a lot. We really needed to approach the medium in a way that has rarely been done. So we decided to try to capture as much as we could in camera. Some of the shots were composited in post but it was really just because certains aspects of takes were better than others.


Here is a breakdown of the process on the shoot days.
  1. Digitally project completed illustrations on white 100% cotton watercolor paper.
  2. 2-3 people paint in the illustration with clear water so the image is completely made of water.
  3. Turn off digital projector. Now you just have clear water on white paper.
  4. 2 Red cameras are set up. One locked. One on a slider.
  5. 2-3 people drop Sumi ink onto various spots within the illustration.
  6. Edit composite, Build Shots.
  7. Grade (Color Correction)

Produced by Mill+

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Demo Painting { Original }




Above is a live painting demo I did for the Esty Art Festival in Dumbo Brooklyn NY.
Media: Acrylic, India Ink and collage on Vintage photo. Size 5.5 ft x 4 ft

Eye 4 an Eye { Original Painting }




Eye 4 an Eye { Original Work of Art }
Media: Collage, Acrylic, and Gouache on Acid Free Gallery Bound Wood Block.
Painting Measures 3.75 inches by 3.75 inches 1.60 inches deep and ships unframed in an archival box.
Avail at Flat Earth Studios

4 Hives { Original Painting }




4 Hives { Original Works of Art }
Media: Collage, Acrylic, and Gouache on Vintage Library Cards.
Paintings Qty 4 Measure 3 inches by 5 inches each and ship unframed in archival envelope.
Available at Flat Earth Studios

Eater { Original Painting }



Media: India Ink and Gouache on Vintage Library Folder.
Painting Measures 9.5 inches by 11.5 inches and ships unframed in archival envelope. You can purchase this object here at Flatearth Studios

Internet Film { Original Work of Art }



Media: Collage, Acrylic, and Gouache on Vintage Library Card.
Painting Measures 4 inches by 9.5 inches and ships unframed in archival envelope.
You can purchase this object here at Flat Earth Studios.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Plinko { Sketchbook }


Media: India Ink magenta Markers and Acrylic on Acid Free Moleskin.

Cabin's Pressure { Sketchbook }


Above is a drawing I did amongst the tiniest plane I have every had the pleasure of flying upon.
Media: Blk Rapidiograpgh pen  white apache gelly roll and India Ink.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ETWAS { Brooklyn Film }




Director / Creative Director : Bryce Wymer.
I created the piece for my studio mate Will Lisak who runs the Brooklyn based company Etwas. This piece was shot to highlight the integrity of their work and give a small glimpse into a day in the life at the Etwas Project. Full Credits available on Vimeo Link.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Once in a { Sketchbooks }


Once in a Blue Moon
The average interval between Full Moons is about 29.5 days, whilst the length of an average month is roughly 30.5 days. This makes it very unlikely that any given month will contain two Full Moons, though it does sometimes happen.
Media: Indian ink and collage on Acid Free Moleskin.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Split Screen { Illustration }



Above is an illustration I was commissioned to do about a companies ability to split a computers ability between work and play.
Media: Pastel, Acrylic, Digital on Acid Free Moleskin.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sleeping With Books { Published Book }










"Sleeping With Books" is a collection of 9 dreams over the course of 30 nights. With basic fundamentals for how to understand waking up in the morning with books in your bed.
Each book is hand sewn and is shipped in an archival protective sleave. You can purchase you limited edition book here at Flat Earth Studio.

New Orleans via Atlanta { Sketch Book }



New Orleans via Atlanta { Sketch Book }
Transit Drawings.
Media: 01 Muji mech. Pencil and 001 Micron on Acid Free Moleskin.

Monday, December 30, 2013

American Illustration 32 { Published Book }



                           
                            
American Illustration 32.  One of my painted sculptures ( commissioned by Readers Digest) made its way into the American Illustration 32 book this year. There are truly some stunning artist in this book.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fox Plant { Sketch Book }


Fox Plant { Sketch Book }
Media: Micron and Highlighter on Acid Free Moleskin.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013