Illo-phile

This blog will detail the art and interests of me, Chris Frick, illustrator, artist, father, son, brother, husband, and all around, pretty cool guy(at least I think). This page will be filled with my thoughts, drawings, doodles and the work of some of the people I like and from the artists that I draw my inspiration.

did this for a job I didn’t get…just a splash screen for a proposed penguin game that was a rip off of angry birds….
drawnblog:

jockohomo:

Original Cover Painting for Tarzan Comics by Mo Gollub - (Dell, 1955). Gollub was also the artist on the Smokey the Bear comic strip from 1957-1959. This is a cover painting of Tarzan facing down a snarling leopard high in the treetops. Oil on artboard,

My favourite thing about this are the pasted-on crop marks. My second favourite thing about this is everything: composition, colours, contrast, the works. So lovely.

drawnblog:

jockohomo:

Original Cover Painting for Tarzan Comics by Mo Gollub - (Dell, 1955). Gollub was also the artist on the Smokey the Bear comic strip from 1957-1959. This is a cover painting of Tarzan facing down a snarling leopard high in the treetops. Oil on artboard,

My favourite thing about this are the pasted-on crop marks. My second favourite thing about this is everything: composition, colours, contrast, the works. So lovely.

Han!!!!!
I could not believe this when I read it, but it is true….wish I had the money to help but spreading the word might help
andykhouri:

Commission a $20 sketch from Bongo’s Jason Ho to help pay legal fees of cheerleader who refused to cheer for her rapist
In case you hadn’t heard the latest news to make you doubt the fundamental humanity of the people around you, several years ago a 16-year-old cheerleader from Silsbee High School in Texas was assaulted at a party by Rakheem Bolton, a basketball player and football star whom she says held her down and raped her. Bolton later pleaded to a charge of misdemeanor assault, but here’s the part that’s going to make you want to set things on fire: Not only did the school allow him back on the basketball team, they told the girl it was her responsibility to lay low, stay away from the lunchroom and not go to Homecoming. And when the girl refused to cheer specifically for her attacker at games — while still cheering for the team at large — Silsbee High School officials did something so fundamentally awful that they might as well be twisting their mustaches: They threw her off the cheerleading squad.She challenged the school in court and recently lost, so now in addition to suffering a horrendous assault, predictably being branded a “slut” in her community, and getting thrown off the cheerleading team for refusing to shout “put it in” at her attacker (seriously), her family has been ordered has to pay $45,000 in legal fees to the school.Jason Ho, an illustrator and Assistant Editor at Bongo Comics wants to help, so he is drawing custom sketches at $20 a pop and donating the proceeds to the girl’s legal costs. They are both very attractive sketches and a small way to help someone who has been failed disgracefully over and over by the indecency and institutional cowardice of seemingly everyone around her.
Read more at ComicsAlliance.

I could not believe this when I read it, but it is true….wish I had the money to help but spreading the word might help

andykhouri:

Commission a $20 sketch from Bongo’s Jason Ho to help pay legal fees of cheerleader who refused to cheer for her rapist

In case you hadn’t heard the latest news to make you doubt the fundamental humanity of the people around you, several years ago a 16-year-old cheerleader from Silsbee High School in Texas was assaulted at a party by Rakheem Bolton, a basketball player and football star whom she says held her down and raped her. Bolton later pleaded to a charge of misdemeanor assault, but here’s the part that’s going to make you want to set things on fire: Not only did the school allow him back on the basketball team, they told the girl it was her responsibility to lay low, stay away from the lunchroom and not go to Homecoming. And when the girl refused to cheer specifically for her attacker at games — while still cheering for the team at large — Silsbee High School officials did something so fundamentally awful that they might as well be twisting their mustaches: They threw her off the cheerleading squad.

She challenged the school in court and recently lost, so now in addition to suffering a horrendous assault, predictably being branded a “slut” in her community, and getting thrown off the cheerleading team for refusing to shout “put it in” at her attacker (seriously), her family has been ordered has to pay $45,000 in legal fees to the school.

Jason Ho, an illustrator and Assistant Editor at Bongo Comics wants to help, so he is drawing custom sketches at $20 a pop and donating the proceeds to the girl’s legal costs. They are both very attractive sketches and a small way to help someone who has been failed disgracefully over and over by the indecency and institutional cowardice of seemingly everyone around her.

Read more at ComicsAlliance.

(via drawnblog)

vintagegal:

“The Gay Nymph” by Gil Elvgren 1947

love this…great pin-up form one of the masters

vintagegal:

“The Gay Nymph” by Gil Elvgren 1947

love this…great pin-up form one of the masters

I have almost come to an end on this mural that has taken me much longer then I thought.  I will never again paint on a stucco-ed wall ever.  Texture sucks, on wall anyway.  I am glad to be nearing an end here, the kids at the school love it and that makes me smile and all the work worth it, and when I finish, I move on to a much smaller mural, this one here is 31 feet…my next is only 8, so much smaller
here is a more modern take on the same idea…these are form Kelly Thompson, from New Zealand
I really dig this 80’s fashion Illustration…this is from the guy who did the cover for Duran Duran’s RIO album…I guess he died in the 80’s of a heart attack, he was in his 30’s, so maybe he succumbed to the coke infused days, or he just had bad health….his name was Patrick Nagel, he’s worth checking out for his line work and his representation of the female form

how I spent my Memorial Day…after taking the kids to the park that is.  both vectors created in illustrator from sketches in my book…