Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tumblr

I've been using Tumblr as a blog for quite a few months now. Apologies until blogspot is all caught up the URL is :

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Princess Mononoke for Light Grey Art Lab’s gallery show GIRLS: Fact or Fiction.


The choice of subject became easy when I realized I only have one female tattooed on my body. San is the female lead in Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film Princess Mononoke. I’ve always been a sucker for a woman who was raised by wolves, figuratively and in this case quite literally.  


 I’m very happy to have been able to be part of this exhibition with over 100+ other great artists. Opening reception was Dec. 7th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Special thanks to Lindsay Nohl and the people at Light Grey for organizing this.
-Kyle

“Why the Hell do I…” ( Client – Mountain Biking UK )


“Why the Hell do I…”
( Client – Mountain Biking UK )




Coming out of college I was fortunate enough to be offered a monthly gig by the great people at Mountain Biking UK. Here are a couple of my favorites, some old and some new.
Thanks to James Blackwell and Nick Cox for having me as part of the team for a year and a half now.
-Kyle

Oden on Oden



Back In late July 2012 I got a chance to do my first image for Grantland Quarterly 4 illustrating the article Oden on Oden by Mark Titus. The piece is an interview with Greg Oden, former #1 NBA draft pick, in which he discusses his injury filled professional basketball career.  I was asked to keep the feeling of the piece heavy and sad, but I didn’t want to take the stance of  many articles I’ve seen in the past that portrayed him as broken. I chose instead to represent “expectations and reality”.
I am very proud to have been able to contribute to this interview. It’s a great read ( even for non NBA fans ) and more importantly it humanizes Oden. All too often it’s easy to become frustrated when an athlete doesn’t live up to our expectations of grandeur as if they are some product ordered off of the television. 


Here’s a link to article if anyone is interested!
Thanks to Juliet for giving me this awesome assignment!
-Kyle

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Law and Order

So it's been quite some time since I've updated on blogspot, but I'm going to change that. For the next couple of weeks I'm going to be posting things from Tumblr to catchup. So here goes!


A series of 20 Law and Order portraits done for Eye Candy an exhibition of 25 illustrators sponsored by the Society of Illustrators at Fowler Arts Collective.



I enjoyed working out my portrait muscles a ton for this project ( though there were definite moments where I felt like pulling out my own hair ). I still overall think I learned a ton from the experience and it's good to tackle a larger series every once in a while. 




Friday, September 7, 2012

The Sun Also Rises



Continuing my own personal series on the work of Ernest Hemingway with The Sun Also Rises.
J.S. Bach / Yngwie Malmsteen

Client: Total Guitar

When I got the call to do a full page portrait of Bach as Yngwie, I thought to myself "I am doing something right with branding". It's a fine day when you can find any excuse to draw a guitar on fire with a dragon. The illustration is for a guitar tab of Bach- Badinerie. Thanks to Leanne Ohara for giving me the call to do this awesome subject!