Here is my latest piece for Seven Days for an essay about the evolution of college campus security and the precautions taken to asses various threats a college may have to deal with.
Read about it here…
Art Director: Aaron Shrewsbury

Here is my latest piece for Seven Days for an essay about the evolution of college campus security and the precautions taken to asses various threats a college may have to deal with.

Read about it here…

Art Director: Aaron Shrewsbury

I did an ink wash drawing of an e-cigarette for an AARP article about millennials need to vape. No matter the method, smoking is just gross in my opinion.
Art Director: Dian Holton

I did an ink wash drawing of an e-cigarette for an AARP article about millennials need to vape. No matter the method, smoking is just gross in my opinion.

Art Director: Dian Holton

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I redesigned my website for the second time in almost 9 months. It’s much closer to how I envisioned it and is much bolder than my previous design. I feel like I’ve spent a few hours once a month exploring my options severely to come to this latest solution. Even the 404 error page is custom which makes me laugh a little. 
Check it out….Tell your friends. :)
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I redesigned my website for the second time in almost 9 months. It’s much closer to how I envisioned it and is much bolder than my previous design. I feel like I’ve spent a few hours once a month exploring my options severely to come to this latest solution. Even the 404 error page is custom which makes me laugh a little. 

Check it out….Tell your friends. :)

www.o-fishel.com
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www.o-fishel.com
www.o-fishel.com
www.o-fishel.com
www.o-fishel.com
www.o-fishel.com

I just finished the last of a series of images for the Voices of Health project. In a few week’s you’ll be able to go through a slide show of images and hear the audio stories of people who have been living with HIV/AIDS on their new website. In the past few month’s many of these audio visual stories have been set up in public places throughout Washington DC to give voice to those who have been living with HIV/AIDS. I will post the final slideshow/audio website throughout all of my social media when the new website goes live. This is probably one of the most important projects I’ve worked on that help’s give public awareness that HIV/AIDS is still a threat but it is a disease that is easier to live with and manage.

The first image above is for a story about a young man who started doing drugs which resulted in losing his basketball scholarship and eventually contracting HIV from sharing needles. Now he is trying to move past his mistakes and working to become a better example to other young men. The second image is for a story about an middle aged man who is working up the courage to ask for support from his family after finding out he has HIV.

Click here to view the complete series of images I worked on.

Click here to learn more about the project.

Here is something new for the Globe & Mail’s, Facts and Arguments section. It’s for an essay about a daughter reflecting on her mothers life in her old age. Due to her mother not being able to care for herself, she has basically lost all of her privacy and independence. Getting old ain’t easy.

Read about it here…

Art Direction: Ben Barrett-Forrest

Here is a poster I did for Foxing Quarterly. I am so excited to do something that is Bright Eyes related. Even if it is just a tribute show.
Art Direction: Danithan Mejia

Here is a poster I did for Foxing Quarterly. I am so excited to do something that is Bright Eyes related. Even if it is just a tribute show.

Art Direction: Danithan Mejia

Resources for litterial #arttips + #protips !

If anyone who follows me on twitter knows, I kind of hate #arttips and #protips. I hate them so much, I’ve pretty much ran wild on twitter being satirical about it. (ex1, ex2, ex3.) I feel that whenever someone throws out this hash tag, it is meant to be meaningful and helpful while it also and often comes off as condescending.

Instead of just wagging my finger on the internet making fun of this 140 character blight, I figured I’d be helpful and post a few links that give legit art tips and pro tips illustrators can use.

  1. Agency Access Lab Blog - I feel like this blog is helpful to give different points of view from illustrators and photographers on the industry at large. http://lab.agencyaccess.com/
  2. Illustration Age - Not only does it have a long list of resources you can use to find what you need, every week has different illustrators they post about that are truly inspiring. http://illustrationage.com/
  3. Your Dreams My Nightmares - A podcast run by Sam Weber whom interviews illustrators, art directors and those involved with both. http://yourdreamsmynightmares.com/
  4. The Business of illustration Website - Neil Swaab is super generous by making a website specifically about how to start a freelance illustration practice. http://businessofillustration.com/
  5. Drawn + Drafted - Basics, quick and easy for how to jump start your practice. http://www.drawnanddrafted.com/bootcamps/
  6. Andy J Miller - Andy is an illustrator who writes an awful lot about illustration and it’s always thoughtful and mindful. Give it a read (and look at his beautiful work too!) http://www.andy-j-miller.com/blog/
  7. Idea Generation from Jillian Tamaki - Jillian has a way of really telling you how to break down problem solving in this post. http://blog.jilliantamaki.com/2008/10/idea-generation/
  8. On Improving from Meg Hunt - Meg did a similar post a few years ago that is worth checking out. http://meghunt.com/blog/2904720760
  9. Muddy Colors - For those interested in tips and tricks from those who work in Fantasy illustration http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/
  10. Indy Study? - Some people need more than a resource and need actual assignments. Thought everything above is free and insightful, I teach an online class that will go over some of the things above and much more. http://www.o-fishel.com/indy-study

If there are any other resources you’d like me to add here, shoot me a tweet. Otherwise, reblog this so that others can find this post useful.

Best,

Daniel

Considering taking an continuing education class in illustration but you have a hectic schedule? Do you not want to get off your day job, pick up whatever you need for class and then drive/take public transit to a class room where you might not get 100% of the teachers attention?
Consider taking one of my Indy Study Classes in Illustration this fall in one of three subjects! 
Editorial Illustration Portfolio - Learn the fundamentals of what makes a strong editorial piece and begin to build a series of pieces toward a portfolio made for the editorial market. We’ll go over marketing, the history of editorial illustration and so much more.
Visual Story Telling - Have you considered writing a picture book or starting to write a full length graphic novel? In this class we talk about story structure and how to work on a series of images that work well together.
Lettering & Picture Making (NEW!) - Posters, Records, Book Covers, Magazine Covers… All of these at one point have been illustrated and hand lettered. Through a series of projects and exercises, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a more improved illustrator and hand letterer.
Head on over to my Indy Study page for more information - http://www.o-fishel.com/indy-study
Read what past students have said about the class and how they thought it helped them - http://www.o-fishel.com/testify
Space is limited to 8 students, Sign up by August 27th!

Considering taking an continuing education class in illustration but you have a hectic schedule? Do you not want to get off your day job, pick up whatever you need for class and then drive/take public transit to a class room where you might not get 100% of the teachers attention?

Consider taking one of my Indy Study Classes in Illustration this fall in one of three subjects! 

  1. Editorial Illustration Portfolio - Learn the fundamentals of what makes a strong editorial piece and begin to build a series of pieces toward a portfolio made for the editorial market. We’ll go over marketing, the history of editorial illustration and so much more.
  2. Visual Story Telling - Have you considered writing a picture book or starting to write a full length graphic novel? In this class we talk about story structure and how to work on a series of images that work well together.
  3. Lettering & Picture Making (NEW!) - Posters, Records, Book Covers, Magazine Covers… All of these at one point have been illustrated and hand lettered. Through a series of projects and exercises, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a more improved illustrator and hand letterer.

Head on over to my Indy Study page for more informationhttp://www.o-fishel.com/indy-study

Read what past students have said about the class and how they thought it helped themhttp://www.o-fishel.com/testify

Space is limited to 8 students, Sign up by August 27th!

Here is my latest piece for the Washington Post. It’s for a section cover for a story about the steps you can take to prevent yourself from making mistakes while moving. You know, like driving down roads and across bridges that don’t allow trucks and buying boxes instead of just getting them from stores that throw them away.

Art Director: Allison Ghaman

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I did the recent cover of Fort Worth Weekly for a very Texan story. There are a group of Prairie conservatives who are upset that a highway is being built through the prairie. This displaces animals and insects that inhabit the area. I really wanted to make a horrifying image demonizing the construction for this cover. Look out butterfly! 

Read about it here…

Art Director: Bonnie Mays

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