Finally… I’m so happy to be able to talk about a fun project I had for Northwestern University’s Aphasia And Linguistics Research Lab from November 2017 to February 2018. I was tasked with creating illustrations to be used in their experiments.
First, I had to illustrate 49 different character archetypes from a carefully curated list provided by the lab and position them next to a neutral ambiguous character. A few examples are below…
Then, I had to illustrate a number of actions (again, provided by the lab), first with just the neutral ambiguous figures and then with different pairings of the 49 characters I’d previously drawn. A few examples of those are below…
All in all, there were 118 illustrations when said and done, and I couldn’t have had a more fun time working on them. Not only is it such an honor to contribute to medical and scientific research, but I also found myself getting attached to these silly generic characters I was drawing over and over again. Here’s what the kind folks at Northwestern had to say about working with me…
Adam’s drawings are beautiful and were perfect for the job. Working with him was so easy and enjoyable – he met all of our needs quickly and with the utmost care for high quality standards and attention to detail. We highly recommend Adam to anyone!
-Aphasia and Neurolinguistics Research Laboratory, Northwestern University
I can’t thank the fine folks at Northwestern for their kind words and this opportunity. It was such a pleasure and so friggin’ fun!
This past spring, I was commissioned by a client in Houston, TX to draw an illustration incorporating lyrics from the song “A Million Dreams” from the movie The Greatest Showman. He then blew up the illustrations and had them printed on canvas to hang in his two daughters’ rooms.
I was given pretty much complete creative freedom with this one. I drew this illustrations digitally on my Cintiq Companion 1 using Clip Studio Pro, colored it in Photoshop CC, and vectorized it using “Live Trace” in Adobe Illustrator CS6.
I was recently commission by Megan Lupica of Columbus, OH to illustrate a photo of her two daughters in my style. It was given as an anniversary present to her husband. Many thanks to her for this one. I think it turned out pretty darn adorable…
Every last Thursday of the month, the bar Green Eye Lounge in Chicago, IL hosts the Atomic Sketch Event, and this past February I was honored to be asked to participate (See how excited I am?)
Essentially, 5-6 Illustrators are able to drink and draw, hanging up their artwork as they finish it and selling it for whatever price they feel like. I’ve posted here what I created over the course of four hours and numerous beers! Happy to say I sold all of these pieces and had an incredible time! Many thanks to those kind and generous patrons who handed over their hard-earned drinking money for my doodles.
When I’m in the mood for some instrumental prog rock, one of my favorite Chicago-based bands is hands-down Kamikazee Vigilante. Granted, I’m a little biased in that I’ve been doing artwork for these musically talented badasses for awhile; however, I recently had the honor of doing all the artwork for their latest EP “Murk” – a new pinnacle in my involvement with them.
The album will be available on iTunes, CDBaby, Bandcamp, and Spotify starting February 9, 2018 – just 1 week from now as I write this! A physical copy can be purchased either through CDBaby or by coming to their album release show at Tonic Room in Chicago on February 9th.
Ukulele Jim is a talented California-based Musician and Writer who’s just released a recording of his version of “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me)”. Check it out (and his other albums) on his website HERE. This Summer, he’ll be releasing a full-length album of kid’s music (featuring this song…), for which I’ve been honored to be asked to do the artwork. So stay tuned for that… But in the meantime, below are a couple more swashbuckling versions of this artwork. Enjoy…
Four criminals try to escape their past and survive the night. They realize someone knows about the $25 million, the plane to Mexico and the killing of the getaway pilot. As loyalty turns to suspicion, friends become enemies…
I am so proud to be a part of the production company (Rocket3) that created this great independent heist thriller! For this film, I first worked as the Storyboard Artist and then on set at the 2nd AC. After a successful year in the festival circuit, we’re now airing on Showtime. Head over to http://www.sho.com/titles/3452684/dead-draw .
I only got into Tom Petty’s music over the last 5 years or so, but once I did, I felt like it had been with me my whole life. His songs are transcendent, timeless, unforgettable, and just plain damn cool. I’ll miss him. The least I could do was draw him. Fly on, Tom!