Monday, September 22, 2008

Mug Design and JP Open Studios

Hey all!
I've been mostly busy with just trying to save some money lately. I did, however, apply for a concept illustrator job for Nanco-Nancy toys. I haven't heard back yet though she really liked me and my work. Here's what I did for a practice assignment. Given more time I would have worked on a background.

Minnesota Zoo Mug- Illustrator
July- 2008

Click to enlarge....

Also, I'll have my artwork up for Jamaica Plain Open Studios this weekend, the 27th and 28th at 10 Seaverns Street, first house on the left on Seaverns right off of Centre St. There will be tons of local musicians playing as well all day. Go to for more information!! I'd love it if you could come by, also there's going to by awesome stuff all over JP that day.
I'll be there physically all day Saturday and part of Sunday.
Hope everyone is doing well!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Workin on a Kid's Book

Hey All, Dave C. here. How IS everyone? Current students as well as fellow grads: I greet you. I miss you. If I haven't met you yet... well I miss you even MORE. I've been blessed with this freelance job to do a kids' book for non-profit. Not much pay but I don't really mind, I absolutely LOVE doing this, and, the way I figure it is, I had recently been paying people to assign me to do cool stuff like this (you know, that whole going to art school thing) so for someone to actually pay me anything at all is a total step up. Plus I'm trying to make it a bomb-diggity portfolio contribution. Word.

So here tis. The one with all the doodles is the cover image (pre-crop). The other ones are from spreads on the inside. The whole book is about skin protection, like skin cancer prevention... I love taking on stuff like this: they gave me totally artistic liberty so I'm trying to make this book WAY funner than it may sound. Anything has potential - illustrate away!

Peace Everyone, stay good
and stay excellent too
and awesome
Dave C.
and please email me, that'd make me extremely happy: