a new piece for the kitchn: "why do we drink eggnog at christmas?" - chris malloy's reluctant sojourn into the world of 'nog. i submitted two sketches for this job and would have been happy to take either of them to final thanks to the fun palette and festive mood:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
a new one for ESPN's blog the undefeated, for a piece by jeff rivers entitled "thanksgiving is a day to celebrate, no matter our problems" (follow this link for a much larger version of the illustration.)
and this one it for the kitchn, about a syrian refugee family's first american thanksgiving.
happy holiday, dear friends!
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
espresso romano with a cornetto on the side in italy; tiny cafezinho with a chocolatey brigadeiro in brazil; kaapi alongside a breakfast of dosa and idli in india. a new illustration for coffee talk: how to order coffee around the world by alia akkam for the kitchn.
there was a bit of a (good-natured, for the most part) uproar from my italian followers when i posted a crop of this on my instagram because i had depicted the espresso romano with a side of lemon (a big no-no, as it turns out, but in my defense i was keeping true to the article) and that i had made the cup a little too large. so, for fun, here is a more accurate representation:
Friday, November 10, 2017
i've been taking some digital shortcuts with quick turnaround editorial jobs lately, so i'm happy to have an opportunity to slow down and finish a painting the good ol' fashioned way. this one was inspired by an image from a swedish blog hat i had pinned a long time ago, and when i went to find the source today i discovered that post had another image of the same room, but on the wall is a frankie wall calendar opened to my painting "solitaire," which features a girl quite similar to this one, one of her ancestors circa 2013! what a nice way for two things to feed into each other, to lie dormant in an inspiration folder and then to converge again. acryla gouache and graphite on paper, about 4.5 x 5.5" in size.