Sunday, June 20, 2010

Huntington's Chorea

Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been swamped with the full-time job.

This illustration took me weeks to produce because it strikes such a personal chord and I found I couldn't stare at it for long periods while working. One side of my family had a history of Huntington's Disease, which sadly is a neuro-degenerative disorder with no cure. However, I discovered my company donated about $130,000 to Huntington's research, so I was quite touched to hear this.

Some history: With Huntington's Chorea, the body begins to lose control of the nervous system first. 'Chorea' is based off a word for a type of dance in Greek. It refers to abnormal, involuntary movements, so patients can't control their limbs or muscles. It's common for someone with Huntington's to lose the ability to eat solid foods, or drink a glass of water, and be unable to speak, amongst many other things.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Star Wars Barbeque

I was recently contacted for the use of my Star Wars Sith BBQ illustration. I'll be honest, aside from Josh Frost's book that it's used in, I never thought in a million years that this illustration would see the light of day to be used for anything else. But I've been proven wrong. Sergej Grigojrev emailed me with the request of using the illustration for none other than his Star Wars Barbeque in the festival named "Let There Be Night." All six films will be screened with him and his friends cooking up some delicious foods. How fitting is that!

He quickly sent over the final poster and it came out thus so:

Super awesome, I'm glad to be a part of it!

Graphic design © Sergej Grigojrev

Saturday, June 5, 2010

WIP - Girls on Film

Just some in-progress stuff. I've got a gallery show coming up in July that I'm spending some time on. I apologize for the lack of updates!