Birthday Present

During the last two weeks I've been cooking up a painting for my girlfriend's birthday. It's a fresh change of direction from my usual work. With this piece I decided to go with something more contemporary, there's a lot of influences from a lot of the current editorial illustrators in the States and some of the comic artists from Asia. There's been a lot of exciting development on that side of the industry, if you haven't been keeping close check on that front recently you definitely should check out works from Frank Stockton, Tomer Hanuka, and Tyler Stout. It's been a lot of fun working on a illustration with a more graphic approach, I'm definitely going to do more explorations with this from now on.

Happy Birthday Joi!