Thursday, June 20, 2013

 Here's a recent piece for the New York Times Science Times about pain medication and their link to heart problems. I was in the midst of a bad cold when working on this illustration and was ironically slightly drugged myself. Despite the loopyness I think it turned out pretty good. Thanks once again to awesome art director Peter Morance!

© shannon freshwater

Friday, June 14, 2013

 A while back I made this painting for a Soulpancake video and recently a class of 5th and 6th graders at Community School in Roanoke, Virginia watched the video and came up with their own work inspired by my piece! I loved answering their questions about my work and it was really cool to see what they created. It feels great to have an impact on kids as my usual editorial illustration can be a bit heavy. Thanks a bunch to Ms. Cherilyn Colbert, their art teacher, for facilitating such a rad project and taking the pictures!

Here is some of their art which was displayed at an art festival. I am super impressed! They look great!