Monday, January 21, 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi

This was a portrait I did of Burmese political opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for a "worktext", which is a workbook for kids age 6-12. Published by Houghton Mifflin, kids are encouraged to write in the books so they can be used as study guides.

HM was very specific about how they wanted the portrait to look, so it took a number of tries to get it right. But after some tweaks they approved it, and the final is what you see above!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monster PSA: Simone Simon/James Arness

These "Monster PSA" poster ideas tend to come in groups, which resulted in these two new ones over the weekend. Simone Simon, star of Val Lewton's Cat People, seemed to me the perfect person to advocate for animals. As for James Arness, who played the original Thing, I transposed the isolation his character must have felt, trying to talk (and when I say talk, I mean kill) to that bunch of scientists who were scared to death of him.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Monster PSA: Walter White

Every so often I get inspired to do another "Monster PSA" poster, and this one just popped into my head pretty much as you see here.

Normally I would have used Bryan Cranston's name instead of his Breaking Bad character, but it seemed more appropriate like this.