Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Here are some illustrations I did for the nicely designed Australian Trunk book series. This issue of the series will be about blood, and you can see the previous book about hair here. With these pieces I was thinking about stigmata and menstruation and was looking at a lot of botanical illustrations as well as this beautiful and amazing Victorian blood book. After the time spent rendering the flowers, I somehow prefer the simplicity of the silhouettes...we'll have to wait and see which ones the publishers picked.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

I hope you are having a great one!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

You can now check out the slide show for the Post It opening here. It's nice to see so many friends!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I forgot about this illustration for Celeb Life magazine. I did it ages ago and I'm still on the fence about how it came out...this is about as cartoony as I'll ever get. The article was a pretty silly and inane one about online etiquette, so I wanted it to be silly but also get the idea across.

I also did a spot for the same article, but the sketch actually looked better than the final.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Here's today's NYT letters piece on health care reform and abortion. This sensitive subject can be quite a challenge...no pregnant bellies, fetuses, wombs...so I had to come up with something to represent the woman's health side.

here are a couple sketches. The editors requested I get rid of the oval because it looked too much like a womb.

Also congrats to Aviva Michaelov on her new position at the Op-Ed, and good luck to Leanne Shapton on the next stage of her career. They are both great to work with!

© shannon freshwater