East Bay Open Studios and 2nd Friday Art Walk

I am participating in East Bay Open Studios and the 2nd Friday Art Walk in Alameda. I will have prints of select artworks for sale for $25 each. Please come visit Autobody Fine Art, 1517 Park St., Alameda. The gallery will be open to the public on June 12th, 6-9pm, June 13th-14th, 11am-6pm.

Works by James Shefik, Zach Cotham, Michael Connors and Raymond Wong.

Works by James Shefik, Zach Cotham, Michael Connors and Raymond Wong.

My studio.

My studio.

The original artwork was scanned with the Betterlight scanback and then printed with an Epson 9800 on velvet textured cold mould watercolor paper.

9″x12″ prints. The original artwork was scanned with the Betterlight scanback and then printed with an Epson 9800 on textured cold press watercolor paper.

Literary Illustrations

Here are some illustrations inspired by various works of fiction. It’s a graphic collection of the things that I have been reading for the last six months. The series is quite eclectic so far.

These digital paintings are mostly from my imagination. I tried to reference physical objects that I had lying around the studio when dealing with the complexities of the human form and drapery. This meant drawing from plastic mannequins and modeling in front of a mirror with my old college graduation robe. I tried to keep myself from using photographs but I had to cheat a bit and use Google Images for things like horses, ravens, and Quidditch sets.

Isserley from "Under the Skin" by Michel Faber, 2001.

Isserley, “Under the Skin” by Michel Faber, 2001.

Hermione Granger from "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K. Rowling, 2003.

Hermione Granger at Hogwarts, “Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling, 2003.

Cho Chang from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K. Rowling, 2003.

Cho Chang at Quidditch Practice, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling, 2003.

Number Twelve Grimmauld Place, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Publication date August, 10th, 2004.

Number Twelve Grimmauld Place, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling, ,2004.

The Wall from "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood, 1986.

The Wall, “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, 1986.