552am said: Hey, Jacob! I just discovered you because of your awesome Jermaine Jones piece that I saw on the MLS website, and I'm so glad I did. :) I figured I'd thank you for being so willing to answer questions about your process, materials, etc. Your answer post about your experience with school and your illustration career was a really helpful read to me, and I love when artists are open to giving what advice they can. So thank you, and keep up the fantastic work. :)
Thanks so much! I’m glad you like the Jermaine Jones piece. It was a lot of fun to make. I’m really glad that you found my posts helpful. I’m very willing to share any information that I have about what I do. It’s always great to reach out, and find that most artists are very helpful and responsive.
I did a lot of research online about illustration, but I learned a lot from reading Frank Stockton’s blog through the years that he was illustrating, and the same with James Jean. They were very transparent about what they learned throughout the years, and it was great that they shared the info. Also Sam Weber’s podcast continues to clue me in on relevant illustration topics.
So if you, or anyone else, has any questions for me, then I’d love to answer them.
Thanks so much for your comment!! It’s much appreciated.
Here are two pieces for the upcoming issue of Instigatorzine illustrating a dark story by Dennis Neil.
I had a lot of fun playing around with these images, especially since they work around the body of text (I’ll share the layout when the issue is out)
I encourage everyone to check out the IZ24. A lot of my talented contemporaries have work in this issue, and I’m honored to be included.
Big thanks to Narciso for reaching out to me. He’s a true talent and a true pal!
I had the privilege of illustrating Jemaine Jones for MLS Insider. Jermaine is a soccer player for the New England Revolution. In order to prepare for capturing his likeness, I watched his interviews and found that he’s a really humble and gracious fellow. It’s always helpful to have a positive view of the person you’re portraying.
I’d like to thank the wonderful Daniel Nyari for this assignmnet. It was a pleasure to work with such a kind and insightful guy. Also he’s a fantastic illustrator!
My lil sketchbook
Driving trucks and drawing stuffs
Portrait of the great John C. Reilly
Can wait to share some new stuff soon! For now, sketches
Works in process and sketches