Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Metallica!




I just did this piece for The New Yorker. The art director, Max Bode, was real cool about my directions. It's a spot for Metallica's tour.

here's the link to it: New Yorker

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Sesame Street's 40th Anniversary



Wunderkammer
A piece I did awhile back for Wunderkammer, but wasn't published until this weeks (40th Anniversary).
Here's to Sesame Street!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

GossipMonger: Cooper, Cruz, Simmons, Bono



New York Magazine's Gossipmonger section!
thanks for looking.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

GOSSIPMONGER: Stamos, Stewart, Leelee, and Love



Here's another series of GossipMonger news in New York Magazine.
This was a great series, and I especially enjoyed working on the Courtney Love piece, with the use of smoke and shadows, which are always fun elements to play with.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tosca




After reading the summerized scenes of the play, Tosca, on wikipedia, I really wanted to create a poster for the play. This is the two sketches...more to come.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Obama's Speech



Not too long ago, I just finished a beer after a long day of work. Feeling exhausted, I glance over the web, but my mind was looking forward to lying down on my soft comfortable bed and passing out.
When I was about to call it a night (around 9pm...i was tired), I get a call to do this last-minute assignment, due the next morning! I had work the next day at 9am, but I still accepted the great opportunity with gratitude. After the call, I go over to the kitchen counter to make coffee. I send two roughs within hours; get a sketch approved and chosen; finished the final; emailed the piece at 7am; had breakfast; and left my apt for work by 8am. Actually, I was so tired, I dozed off standing up in the subway! ha! I had many cups of coffee that day...many.
Unfortunately, the project got cancelled, and didn't get published. They decided to go a different direction. but I really liked the piece and the whole experience, so I will post it here.

The piece is about Obama's speech designed to fit the appropriate audience perfectly, and effortlessly. whether its for 6th grader or senators, he adjusts accordingly.
They went with the second direction of Obama "measuring" the ears of the people.

The director pointed out that there shouldn't be a pencil on a caliper. I look at it, and agree! I was thinking of a compass, cuz of the whole "designing" the speech aspect. That's what happens when you're sleep deprived. Well, I'm glad to have an art director to catch those things. So I made the appropriate changes and got it finished.

thanks for looking

GossipMonger: Blagojevich, Wintour, LeBron, and Rivers

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Afghan Leader



After reading an OP-ED article from the Times, I was inspired to illustrate this piece based on it. How can the US maintain stability in Afghan, without increasing US troops? According to Mark Moyar, until the indigenous leaders are capable, have the US commanders lead the Afghan Army.
NYTimes: Can the U.S. Lead Afghans?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Turtle Pond (Central Park)

A day in the life of "Rocky" (as this old man called him) on a Sunday afternoon.
pencil and watercolor.






Tuesday, August 25, 2009

manscaping


Here's a fun piece I did for OUT Magazine recently.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Union Square


Imagine sitting in Union Square with your friend and being thoroughly entertained by the eclectic people around you.
One saturday, that's what me and my friend did. We sat at the steps and watched and listened to these random "performers". There was a guy preaching what he thought what the bible was about, which was not popular with the crowd. People were blatantly telling him to get off. some were swearing at him, some just laughed, and this woman walked right in front him and yelled at him how his "preaching" is driving her art sales away. Then, this shaman, who looks like Jesus, stood behind him and posed like the holy one (they were not affiliated), and people were cheering, saying Jesus has returned!
What a day, and only in New York!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

GossipMonger part 2


I had another great opportunity to do likenesses and narrative pieces for New York Magazine.
Good thing Katy Perry's tattoo is temporary.
This issue is currently out on newsstands (Obama cover)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gossip News!



I got to do a gossip section of the Intelligencer column for the New York Magazine last week.
It was a fun assignment: You get to draw and catch up on celebrity gossip. :)
I think the Jay-Z one is great! He was seen crossing the Brooklyn bridge, where he pulls over to lecture a fan about smoking. Can you image your favorite celebrity coming up to you and talking to you? thats crazy.

Monday, July 13, 2009

News!



I revamped my website with an animation based on my newest illustration.
New pages added:
http://www.dukillustration.com/motion.html

Monday, June 29, 2009

An Unlost Civilization




These illustrations were for WunderKammer.
It talks about the idea of what is "authentic" of the Mayan tourist places and what isn't, and if "Mayans" still really exist.
>>Here's a link to get the full story, and not my butchered summary:
wunderkammer:Unlost
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

books are contagious





some things I have been reading about...

illustration remix 2.0

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Roe vs. Wade


This is one of those issues that will remain controversial.
I can only imagine that abortion is a hard choice to go through, but I will never understand the full impact. A friend once told me that she remembers her aborted child's supposed bday every year.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

desert wind


"their hordes advance like a desert wind"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

the undocumented



The Undocumented


Here's a piece on the difficulty of being an immigrant and more.