This was by far the most popular 'multiple original' drawing that I did last November/December, so I decided to bring it back as a print. Get it as a signed 8x10 print, or a nice and big 16x20 inches, unsigned. Get yours here:
Oh, and... Be yourself! Something I need to remind myself of every day..
Just before the Christmas holidays I finished a logo for Public Radio International, for a new podcast they are developing with Inkstick Media called Things That Go Boom.
I loved working with Inkstick on this, and I'm super happy with how it turned out!
Not sure if you knew this, but I used to be a graphic designer, and designed logos all the time, before I made the jump to full time artist. So this was kind of fun to revisit my past, dig into my ol' toolbox, while applying my drawing style to a podcast's identity.
With all the talk of potential nuclear war with North Korea, among other things, Things That Go Boom is super relevant to what's going on in the world today. Here's how they describe it:
It's a new podcast from Public Radio International (PRI) and Inkstick Media that explores national security and foreign policy in a way that doesn’t make you want to gouge out your eyes. You don’t have to be an expert to tune in. Just grab a cup of whatever you like and pull up a seat. Things That Go Boom digs into the big stories – and the stories you’ve never heard – through a combination of narrative storytelling; short, accessible explainers; and frank conversations with experts in the field.
(P.S.: Yes, I'm open to doing commissions - just get in touch here).
I truly believe this. As with many of my drawings/writings, I made this as a reminder to myself.
This is another one of my $40 Drawings. Yup, I will make this drawing for you for just 40 bucks!
See all 6 different artworks in the shop: marcjohns.com/shop/40
Yes, that's right. I will draw (and paint) any one of the above drawings for you for $40.
These are 5x7 inch 'multiple originals', meaning that I will draw multiples of each. I'll make each one to order, and sign it. But after December 8, that's it, no more. See them all here.
I'm using the exact same materials that I use for my other originals: watercolours and ink on 100% cotton, acid-free archival watercolour paper. The only difference is that these are drawn multiple times.
If you want one (or two or three) in time for the Christmas holidays, don't wait too long, especially if you are far away from me! (I'm in Canada.)
I got so many requests to make a female version of He needed to escape to the woods, that I went ahead and made one.
I tend to draw mostly men (with the same haircut) because they are easier for me to draw :) I particularly get stuck when it comes to women's hair. So for this piece I tried to break free from my usual hair bun or wispy mess and give her a different style.