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

May 21, 2011

New Sketchbook

I was inspired to start a new sketchbook like I used to keep in the good ol' days. For the past six years I've been drawing on loose bond paper and carrying around a "sketch-folder" but it'll be nice to have a real bound book again!







I'm working on a sculpture of this little fetus-alien thingy for the upcoming U600's show "Terra Obscura":





Suckle... way creepier when the leg is raised. Also when it's cross-species:



That's all for now, folks!

May 19, 2011

You better... ketchup.

Catching up on things:

Here is a commissioned portrait of Stephen Hawking with an albino owl. What a guy! This was one of my first acetate experiments... I fell in love.
*SOLD*


"Vulnerability and Prudence" Another acetate experiment, for the "Counterparts" show at the Hibbleton Gallery.
*SOLD*


Lastly, a portrait I painted months ago. A gift for a very special man who helped me through a rough period.
*SOLD*


My very good friend and insanely talented artist, sculptor, and designer Danielle Buerli is doing her graduate work (in Switzerland) on sketchbooks and I was inspired by our discussion to start a new 11"x14" like I used to keep in the old days. I used to keep INTENSE sketchbooks but stopped after my first year in college because I was putting every waking hour into homework and no longer had much time to just sketch without a practical application. I have a "sketch folder" which was functioning as a highly-edited sketchbook... but... I'm excited to have a real bound book again.

I'll put up the first couple pages tomorrow!