Monday, June 25, 2012

Medicaid: The Sinking Ship

New editorial piece for Annemarie Neff at American Medical News about the team effort being used to consolidate and help out Medicaid (symbolized with the boat).  Basically doctors and hospitals are trying to consolidate medicaid patients and work as a team to help relieve some of the cost while providing better care.  Medicaid is a huge drain on the national debt and a system in drastic need for reform.  It's also an essential program in need of saving and not to do so could be catastrophic.  Possibly even cata-seamonster-trophic.  
     I had a good time painting this using gouache on hot-press paper to lay out the color structure and then subtracting out highlights with a wet brush.  By heavily wetting the areas before the initial color blocking, I can bleed in some other subtle color variation (the more purplish red in the sea monster and the variation in the blue of the water) to get a little more depth in the painting without over powering the line work.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tsk tsk . . .

Here's a new piece for Scott Dvorin at the New York Observer about young parents who try to maintain a little bit of their former boozy nightlife, but do it in the middle of the day.  It's a fun, yes, and a little sad concept but great illo fodder.  I'm glad we ended up with this one with the toddlers tied up out front like dogs.