I am available for freelance illustration, storyboarding, sketch art, and concept art in Print/Advertising/Entertainment companies in the Los Angeles area (in-house) or anywhere across the globe (remotely.) I accept fine-art commissions only as my schedule allows. I do not accept tattoo-design commissions. // jawcooper@gmail.com

June 18, 2010

Downtown Dogs

Here is my piece "Downtown Dogs," featured in this weeks LA Weekly on page 10. I live downtown and love observing the thriving dog-culture through my window; so many beautiful, exotic, canines. I was going for a Jules Chéret/ Toulouse-Lautrec poster-art look (gouache, graphite and digital).

Final:


Drawing:


Sketch:


As always, a big "thank you" to art directors Jason Jones and Darrick Rainey!

Lastly, my "Tarnished" show at La Luz De Jesus will be up till the end of the month. See it online HERE! Thank you so much to everybody who came out to the opening and who purchased pieces, your support means the world to me! (There are still pieces to buy; please contact me or the gallery if you are interested in anything!)

June 4, 2010

Tarnished

JAW Cooper
"Tarnished"
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
June 4 - 27, 2010

Work still available for purchase!
All 2D work comes beautifully custom-framed. Go here to see the show online or to inquire: "Tarnished" At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

JAW Cooper’s series "Tarnished" explores the allure of imperfection: "I've created a world inhabited by the deformed, tainted, injured, and alien, where external imperfections are echos of internal struggle, and beauty is undeniably in the eye of the beholder. Behind every flaw is a story waiting to be discovered."

Cooper was born in England and grew up in Africa, Sweden, Ireland, various other locations throughout Europe, and California. She has always cultivated a deep curiosity for the natural world and is inspired by forms found in nature, curio cabinets, fashion photography, and nipples in general. Cooper currently lives and works as an illustrator and gallery artist in Los Angeles, California.
The artist will be in attendance.

Inquire with the gallery director about art sales and press information.
(323) 666-7667 - info@laluzdejesus.com


JAW Cooper
"Specters"
33"x25" framed (24"x16" image)
oil and acrylic on mounted stonehenge
*SOLD*



"Specters" Detail



JAW Cooper
"Blot"
12"x9" framed (16"x13" image)
ink and gouache on mounted stonehenge
*SOLD*



JAW Cooper
"Rot"
12"x9" framed (16"x13" image)
ink and gouache on mounted stonehenge
550$



JAW Cooper
"Bind"
12"x9" framed (16"x13" image)
ink and gouache on mounted stonehenge
550$



JAW Cooper
"Punctured"
15"x11" framed (9"x5" image)
ink and gouache on mounted stonehenge
*SOLD*



JAW Cooper
"Tangled"
15"x11" framed (9"x5" image)
ink and gouache on mounted stonehenge
*SOLD*



JAW Cooper
"Cracked"
15"x11" framed (9"x5" image)
ink and gouache on mounted stonehenge
*SOLD*



JAW Cooper
"Hunt Drawing"
15"x23" framed (8"x16" image)
acrylic and graphite on stonehenge
550$



JAW Cooper
"Orbit Drawing"
18"x24" framed (11"x17" image)
acrylic and graphite on stonehenge
*SOLD*



JAW Cooper
"Copycat Drawing"
14"x15" framed (8"x9.5" image)
acrylic and graphite on stonehenge
*SOLD*



JAW Cooper
"Ruin Drawing"
12.5"x15" framed (7"x10" image)
acrylic and graphite on stonehenge
*SOLD*



JAW Cooper
"Specters Drawing"
13.5"x16" framed (8"x10.5" image)
acrylic and graphite on stonehenge
350$



JAW Cooper
"Ignorance is Bliss"
11.5"x16.5" framed (11"x6" image)
acrylic and graphite on stonehenge
*SOLD*



JAW Cooper
"Severed"
11"x14" framed (6"x8" image)
acrylic and graphite on stonehenge
*SOLD*



JAW Cooper
"Buddy the Budding-Off Beast"
90"long x 72"wide x 3"tall
faux fur, fabric, vinyl, foam, and glass eyes
2000$



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JAW Cooper
"Wound 1 and Wound 2: Floor Pillows"
40"x40" each (Limited edition of 250)
For sale through clickforart.com
Super soft faux suede (printed) front, faux leather back, machine washable
Aprox 180$ + shipping


If you live far away you can also see the show online HERE.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening and to those who support my work by purchasing pieces! It means the world to me.

Lastly, I have updated my website with all the new work... and more!
jawcooper.com

June 2, 2010

Forest Adventures!

Woodland creatures, lurking hard...

Giselle luxuriating in the woods.


Me wearing Buddy, trying to scare hikers.


Giselle being a straight-up thug.


Giselle and I, bear Ruggin' it.


Sleepover hands.


Sleepover hands in motion.
video

Rahhhrrrr!
video