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

July 27, 2011

"Clash"



"Clash"
12"x24" framed
graphite on stonehenge
*SOLD*

Here are some photos of it in-progress on my desk:







I accept commissions on a very limited basis (based on the particulars of the request and my availability) but feel free to contact me if you would like to propose a project!

July 26, 2011

"Clash" Teaser


(*SOLD*)

I completed this commission (titled "Clash") a couple weeks ago but the client wanted it to be a total surprise when it arrived (an idea I LOVE) so I didn't want to post photos too soon. It is set to be delivered this afternoon so here is a little teaser; I will post the full image when I am sure it has been received.

July 24, 2011

Wildlife Waystation

Bout freakin' time I posted these! I was incredibly fortunate enough to be invited to the Wildlife Waystation yet again by artist/teacher Gary Geraths. I've been a number of times in the past and each visit is more magical than the last. The Waystation is a refuge for abandoned and mistreated exotic animals, and though not open to the public they do occasionally allow groups in for educational purposes... or in our case to sketch like fiends.










*And lastly the sketch for "Vulnerability & Prudence" which I never got around to posting:


You can see my drawings from my previous trips to the Waystation HERE and also some mixed in HERE. Also check out my dear friend/fellow artist Jessica Dalva's sketches from that same trip HERE.

The Wildlife Waystation provides such an amazing service both to the community and to the animals in their charge and I strongly urge you to donate or look into volunteering if this is a cause that speaks to you!

July 22, 2011

San Diego Zoo

I went to the San Diego Zoo with friend/fellow artist Thomas Nguyen. Conditions were ideal for a sketch marathon! Here are some of them:

*THIS DRAWING SOLD*





*Note the lovingly-rendered llama-butthole. My finest moment.















I've still got to post my big-cat drawings from the Wildlife Waystation... but my scanning muscles are tired so it'll have to wait until tomorrow.

July 14, 2011

Tarred and Feathered

Here are my two pieces for the "Crazy 4 Cult: 5" show that opened last weekend at Gallery 1988. They were inspired by Tod Browning's "Freaks."

"Tarred"
Graphite and white pencil on frosted acetate
8.5"x10.5"
*SOLD*



"Feathered"
Graphite and white pencil on frosted acetate
8.5"x10.5"
*SOLD*



They form one continuous image; here they are framed side-by-side:



A big "thank you" to all who showed up to the opening and especially to the lovely young lady who bought both pieces so they would never be separated!