Although I am a somewhat reluctant illustrator and prefer to work in three or more dimensions, I seldom see the need to hire another illustrator since I am able to imitate practically any style of drawing, painting or collage. The disc Shiva with six arms was drawn while at the beach for the centerfold of my newsletter The Circular. The architectural sketch is for a Memorial Sloane Kettering hospital recruitment booklet. With the new features provided by powerful digital software, it's much easier to find good reference images. No mess, no nasty rubber cement or air brush noise and fumes.
Being comfortable in sculpture enables me to create visual solutions in three dimensions and then convert to two with photography. Sometimes I use techniques learned from audio visual work or build paper sculpture or puppets as starting points. Cross fertilization seems to work well for me.
My book Tammy & Blue is a labor of love which I have been rewriting and redrawing for years. The book is nearly ready to be published (see Book page) even though book publishing is an area of design and marketing which is going through radical and unpredictable changes.
Sketching on the subway is still one of my favorite ways to practice drawing.
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