This is the first spread from the brand new PACKED book.
“Jen”, was the first PACKED illustration ever posted. She originally went up on New Years Day 2010, hence the “HAPPY NEW YEAR” tiara.
The opening line of the poem references “Auld Lang Syne“… You know, that song that everyone sings when the clock strikes twelve on New Years Eve/Morn… You know… That one that no one actually knows all the words to.
Let me know what you think. Comments are very very welcome.
(Click the photo for a close-up.)
PACKED (the book) has finally arrived. It’s a collection of “limericky” style poems (that read like extremely short stories… that rhyme) each inspired by one of the lethal ladies from the original PACKED series.
The book is “pocket (stocking stuffer!!) size” at 5×8 inches (13×20 centimeters), features a full color cover and 60-pound (90GSM) uncoated cream-colored paper. The textured, low-contrast paper gives it a decidedly edgy lo-fi feel and compliments the one-color graphic style of the PACKED illustrations perfectly.
Check out a low res preview below but keep in mind, it does NOT do the actual book justice. I’ll post photos taken from a real life, honest-to-goodness, hard copy over the next few days.
HEY! I hope everyone’s doing well. I know it’s been a while (understatement) but “it’s” finally done! Keep posted to find out more.
here you go. now that i’ve slowed down, feel free to request a close-up of any of them at any time. i’ll do my best to post them as i get them.
enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!
here’s the last of the original PACKED series.
i’d like to thank everyone for checking out my little new year resolution/(almost) daily/art/illustration/street fashion/weapon blog. i appreciate all the comments and support i’ve received over the last few months.
feel free to congratulate me:)
thanks all, really…
P.S. i’m thinking about compiling them into a book… any thoughts?
or should i say, “piece” out?…
anywhoo, i don’t know if anyone actually reads what i write here but a few weeks ago i posted a blurb about slowing down the frequency of the illustrations once i hit 50 (read the post here).
today’s illustration is number 49 so, expect a little more time than the usual 1 day between PACKED illustrations after tomorrows post.
that said, i’ll still do my best to keep you posted on other stuff i’m working on, including (but not limited to) other PACKED related stuff. more on that “stuff” tomorrow but in the mean time, if anyone out there has any good ideas for creative/practical/commercial (yes, i’m not above selling out) uses for the illustrations in this blog LET ME KNOW!
have a great day and remember to tune in tomorrow for PACKED#50!!!
it might be hard to tell at this size but she’s got brass knuckles on. i’ll post a close-up on the weekend.
have an awesome day everyone.
here are this weeks close-ups. i also updated the header design, let me know what you think.
enjoy the Oscars and/or the rest of your Sunday everybody
i figured out and updated the “links” page so be sure to check that out.
also, if anyone has any requests for the weekend close-ups, now’s the time to let me know.
have a great weekend everybody.