Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Birthday Bear

Logo sketch for a kids' party business run by a very nice Dutch lady.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Jukebox Chick Revisited

The final version of the music-loving barfly, in a rough mockup of the CD tray.

An autographed Chinese Zodiac poster goes out to the first person to correctly identify the subjects of the CD covers in the jukebox and the three visible posters on the wall.

Update: The contest is closed! For you trivia buffs, the "CDs" in the jukebox are Stan Freberg's Omaha EP, Homer & Jethro's Barefoot Ballads album and a Louis Jordan Decca EP. That is in fact Jimmy Durante in the topmost poster, followed by a detail from the Karl Hendricks Trio's Some Girls Like Cigarettes 10" LP, and a poster from my 2007 art show, Squaresville.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pop Art

Vintage Wayno brand soda bottles, photographed in my studio by Brian Cohen for a profile in Pop City.

Photo © 2008 by Brian Cohen

Holy Ham!

Illustration for a story in Table magazine on people who have a priest bless their holiday ham.

Hammy Easter to you and yours...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Odalisque (Final)

The final version, at last!

This is going to end up being reproduced about as large as a priority mail postage stamp, but what the heck...

I experimented with some texture techniques here (to compensate for the lousy anatomy!)

Odalisque, in Context

Composite sketch of the front cover, with the nekkid lady in place (flipped horizontally).

Monday, March 17, 2008

Jukebox Chick

More preliminary stuff for a new CD. This is a first sketch of the inlay tray.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Work in Progress

Developing a caricature of William Bendix (circa 1942)

It still needs some work, but is getting there.

Odalisque (2)

Here's a revised version, tweaked a little. Definitely more Reubenesque.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


A cleaned-up version of this sketchy nude will be part of the background in a CD cover illo, set in a dingy bar.

UPDATE: I'm going to redraw her with more of a curvy Reubenesque figure. Stay tuned.

Acrylic Noir

Here's a look at a new painting.

This is the first of a series of eight that will form a short narrative. The full series will be displayed, along with other new and recent works, at an upcoming show at Zombo Gallery in July.

Updated March 19: Part of my drawing table showing a layout sketch for this piece:

Photo © by Brian Cohen, courtesy of Pop City