Here is a drawing of Jenny! I did it a year ago and I probably should’ve posted it then, but OH WELL. Happy birthday, babe!
I probably should’ve posted this months ago, but it’s Pride today, so this is probably as good a time as ever. I was asked last year by some friends at Columbia Medical School to design a logo for a clinic they started to serve New York City’s LGBTQI homeless youth. It’s a great new organization that fills a real need by providing much-needed free medical care to an underserved population, and I was glad to donate my time to do the logo.
Here’s the full spread for the final logo, from full-color to grayscale to single color:
A few of the later-stage logo development options I put together:
And a shot of Q-Clinic’s very successful table at NYC Pridefest today:
You can find out more about Q-Clinic and the work they do here. Happy Pride, everyone!
I’ve started a podcast! It’s called Twenty Questions Tuesday with David & David, and it’s certifiably ridiculous. Every week I play an absurd game of twenty questions with my partner in crime David Rheinstrom. Naturally, I designed our cover art, which makes this post art-related, okay? Really pleased with how our minimalist heads came out.
And that means you probably need some holiday gifts for cool people in your life. And that means it’s time for me to plug my Society 6 store. You can get art prints of all kinds, cards, phone and tablet cases, even throw pillows and tote bags! I did it, and look how thrilled I am:
Seriously, I couldn’t be happier with the quality of the prints, fabric, and construction on these. They’re great! If you follow this link, you can get $5 off your order and free shipping until December 8th. That’s kind of amazing?
So head over to http://society6.com/davidbrunellbrutman or click the ‘Store’ link at the top of the page, and get shoppin’. If you don’t, I will make this face:
I’m switching my art print store over to Society 6! Handing orders over to Society 6 means I can offer prints at a wider range of sizes (8×8″ to 36×28″), and on a bunch of cool items like iPhone/iPad cases, laptop skins, throw pillows (!) and cards. Prints come on matte finish, acid-free archival paper or stretched canvas, and can even be ordered in a frame! You can check out the new store at society6.com/davidbrunellbrutman or by clicking “Store” at the top of the page.
Right now I’m offering Astronaut Cat, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Hunt for the Seven Gentlemen, and Waiting for Godot. If there’s something else you’d like to see for sale, leave a comment or drop me an email.
Cool people Vidhya Nagarajan and Sarah Quatrano have started a cool Tumblr called facexface, in which they ask illustrators to create character mashups and accompanying lettering. I chose Astronaut Cat. And who better to represent us among the stars than the grumpiest Earthling of all?
Check out the other contributions here!
I HAVE THE SOLUTION.
I’ve just re-listed four prints on my shop. You can get Waiting for Godot, The Hunt for the Seven Gentlemen, E-Zee Shake, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in small and large sizes. Click here, or click the ‘Store’ button at the top of the page.
A warning – giving one of these as a gift tells your friend and/or loved one “I know you are a classy, discerning individual who appreciates art and whimsy and unbearably fancy hats”. If you don’t want to convey that message, avoid these prints at all costs. If you find that fancy hats induce spontaneous euphoria, please consult your physician.
If you’d like a print of a piece that isn’t listed in the shop – a Princess of Mars or Star Trek illustration, for example – just drop me an email and I’ll make a special, custom print just for you. Why? Because I like you, that’s why!
I had some extra time this week, due to the 4th of July break, and I had the urge to draw something that wasn’t for a t-shirt or a freelance client. So, naturally, I turned to Conceptart.org‘s Character of the Week activity. The prompt was a pin-up girl for the side of a space fighter. I went for sort of a Fifth Element-meets-Starcraft vibe.
They ask for character sheets with turnarounds and design sketches now:
Here’s the final illustration by itself:
London-based vector artist Khuan Tru recently interviewed me for his site, khuantru.com. He’s got a prodigious archive of interviews with digital and traditional artists, so if you’re interested in hearing what commercial artists have to say about their craft, you should check it out.
You can read his interview with me here.