These were some of my initial sketches. I combined parts of each one of these to make the final image. Hands from one, body parts from another, etc. I thought maybe doing something simple and quiet would be one way to go. In the end I figured I would probably not have another opportunity to be direct with this topic so just went in this direction instead. It was fun to figure out how everything would fit together in the final drawing, like a jigsaw puzzle.
These are my images from the past year that were selected for the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts Annuals, in editorial, advertising, and book categories. Thanks to the judges and to everyone involved in hanging the work.
Agent Orange, SI editorial show
LA Times Violence in media series, selected for SI editorial show
Opera poster, Silver Medal, Advertising, Society of Illustrators
Opera poster, selected by both CA and SI shows
Opera poster, SI advertising show
Book review illustration for Entertainment Weekly, Communication Arts, editorial
The Graduates poster, selected by both CA and SI
George Clinton, SI advertising show
Work going up at The Society of Illustrators. Show opening is this Friday, 6pm, 128 East 63 Street, NYC. Thanks to SI for the photo.
I'll be in Chicago this weekend where I'll be showing a group of about fifty new drawings and paintings. Please come to the opening if you're in town this Friday night, look forward to seeing you. Below are some of the works in the show.
___________________ DYSTOPIA, new drawings and paintings by Edel Rodriguez November 15 to December 30, 2013 Opening Reception, November 15, 6-10pm
Curly Tale Fine Art
16 West Erie Street, Chicago
'Memoria I', acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"
'Home', acrylic on paper, 20" x 30"
'Captain', acrylic on wood, 16" x 20"
'Scene 1', acrylic on paper, 18" x 24"
'Crown', acrylic on paper, 7" x 9"
'Espiritos', acrylic on paper, mounted on wood, 16" x 20"
'Particle', acrylic on paper, 11" x 17"
'Landscape', acrylic on paper, 12" x 16"
'Marquesa', acrylic on paper, 7" x 9"
'Weight', acrylic on paper, 11" x 17"
'Dystopia II', acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
'Personaje II', acrylic on paper, 11" x 17"
'Couple', acrylic on paper, mounted in cigar box
'Table', acrylic on paper, 16" x 12"
'Smoke', acrylic on paper, mounted on wood 16" x 20"
'Queen of Damascus' acrylic on paper, mounted on wood, 16" x 20"