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

November 27, 2010

SB NHM

Spent Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara with my wonderful family and visited the SB Natural History Museum with my great friend and fellow artist Kristen Moore (check out her work!) They had an AMAZING new bird exhibition.









Quick sketches of my parents relaxing while the turkey cooked...




Lastly, a speedy gouache and ink painting of Joseph Gatt from a life-painting workshop.



I hope you all had a lovely and delicious Thanksgiving!

November 15, 2010

Wildlife Waystation!

Excitement! Yesterday I went to the Wildlife Waystation (an animal sanctuary closed to the public) with my old instructor from college (Gary Geraths), his animal drawing class, and a bunch of cohorts. Needless to say it was a day-long sketchgasm.

We started the day off with a pride of lions...







After lunch we moved to the "arena" to gawk at this beautiful young tiger prancing about. He was blind in one eye from the malnutrition he suffered before he was rescued by the Waystation. I'll scan the drawing I did of his blind eye soon... I just faked in two normal eyes in most of the drawings.














Lastly, I took a break from the tiger to draw this chirping cougar and a wayward peacock.





A giant "thank you" to Gary Geraths for setting this up and allowing me to tag along, and to the wonderful volunteers at the Waystation for allowing us to visit and for watching our backs while we drew the beasties.

Here is a link to some of my other animal drawings, many of which I did in Gary's class when I was a student: Animal Drawings

Here are some cohorts who also went and will surely be posting their wonderful drawings soon: Gary Geraths, Jessica Dalva, Zachary Schoenbaum, David Ra, Allison Reimold, Alexandra Dunham, John Sweeney, Mason Trager.... uhhh, and I'll add others as I think of them!

November 12, 2010

NHM for the WIN

I went to the LA Natural History Museum for a couple hours today with Allison Reimold and David Ra. It was lovely to draw, but there were so many noisy children. I must find out which day of the week has the least number of school groups...










This beautiful statue was in the foyer of the amazing new wing of the museum:



I can't wait to go back!