Monday, April 13, 2015

NYT Book Review

This was drawn for the New York Times Book Review, to accompany a review of "All the Old Knives" by Olen Steinhauer, a spy thriller set during a single dinner meeting between two intelligence agents.  It was another fun assignment, with a quick turnaround, and gave me the chance to come up with something conceptual.

This one was drawn digitally with a few old-school paper effects.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Dim Sum Revolution

This was a recent full page illustration for San Francisco magazine.  The story focused on the successful efforts of Chinese workers to organize and improve working conditions at a local dim sum restaurant.  It was a great, positive story and it was a treat to work on artwork for it.  I drew inspiration for the piece from old Chinese posters of the Maoist period, and I aimed to give the final illustration a pseudo-woodcut look.

The artwork for this was drawn digitally, from pencil sketches drawn on paper.