I was hoping to have been a little more on top of blog posts for the end of 2011/beginning of 2012, but I ended up spending most of those days finishing off a huge print marathon, which included a set of four posters for Tomorrow Never Knows 2012, not taking a day off in over two weeks, and preparing to move to a new apartment. I have also done a second edition of an art print from last year (stay tuned to find out which one!) in a new colorway.
2012 is off to a busy start. I recently turned 28, and I'm doing my best keep the momentum generated last year in full swing. Today is full of lots of sketching, listening to Propagandhi, blowing my runny nose, playing with the cat, and probably eating vegetable sandwiches on bagels while I think about skateboarding.
Anyway, to the left is one of the Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 posters. I chose to do a sort of architectural portrait of each of the four Chicago venues at which TNK shows are being held. This one is of The Hideout. I rode my bike to each of the four venues (Metro, Schubas, Lincoln Hall, and the Hideout) and took several pictures of each. Then I sat down and did my best architect impression (meaning I used a ruler for a change) and drew each building. I had fun trying to keep all four of these posters only three colors, and I'm happy to say I actually had the foresight to mix enough of all the colors have chromatic uniformity. Anyway, they're available at the aforementioned venues for TNK, and they'll be posted for sale on my site, along with a (sort of) new art print early next week.