GUTZ+GLITZ. Continuation of a collaboration with friend and colleague, Kristin Wong.
Gutz+Glitz. I was going to wait to post this, but I’ve just been on a roll.
Gutz+Glitz. Something slowly in progress in my sketchbook.
So, I’ve been pretty busy lately, but here’s some music I’ve been listening to frequently on my song rotation. I’ve got a few projects going on all at once, so I’ll gradually share either some WIPs and finalized stuff at the end of the week hopefully. And I have some questions in my inbox that I’ve been meaning to answer, so I’ll get to those as well.
Wearing live butterflies as accessories is what I do. But then I throw my hands up when they’re playing my song and the butterflies fly away.
Hung out with a philosophical panda yesterday. He didn’t see things in just black and white which was pretty refreshing.
He only drinks coffee out of fine china, smokes cigarettes out of a theatre length cigarette holder, and is only ever seen in a fur coat and his Ox Blood Doc Martens boots.
And he is the head of organized crime.
I’m officially a member of the American Museum of Natural History. Now I can go whenever and draw and have fun and hang out with taxidermied animals. And those dinosaur bones.
Tastes like Lana Del Rey.
Brush and ink with digital coloring.
I had the pleasure of working with Amechi Egbe of Fashion Idealist who is working on launching his new comapny, Concepteur Market. He hired me to create an illustration that visualizes the company’s concept of connecting people through fashion.
The Indiegogo campaign will be launched by the end of this week, and if you help support the campaign with a certain minimum, you can receive a fashion illustration of you in your favorite outfit, head-to-toe, by me!
I’ll post an update when the campaign is up and running, but I hope there are ways you can help support!
Hope you guys like Lana Del Rey.
Work in progress, because I don’t post them often. Brush and ink so far.
Mixed media, digital
© Chase Baltz 2013
This is done by one of my best friends, Chase AmazeBaltz, who used Kat, my awesome lady sister, as the face model.
Go love them, because I’m working on various projects and can’t post them until next week.
Exciting news! I’m published in the New York Times today in the Sunday Business section!
You can go pick up your copy of the paper today or read it online here! They contacted me Wednesday and needed it by Friday afternoon. And having a copy of it in my hands makes it so much more real!
Featured on 2Dots and Creativity Decoded! I meant to update when these were posted, but I was sick and stuck in bed for the past five days and didn’t do much else besides watch movies.
Lots of big stuff happening and 2013 has barely started!
We have some pretty big news in the New Year!
Square Carousel has been going through changes over the last few months, and maybe some of you have noticed. We were terribly sad to see five of our members move on to new pursuits, and spent some time re-cooperating, and reaching out to potential new additions. Finally, in 2013, we can announce that we are once again solid with 10 wonderful Square Carouselians! Here are our new folks:
Courtney Wirth, an illustrator in New York with a love of comic books that adds spunk to her lively work, and youth to her heart!
Julia Yellow, originally from Taiwan and now in NYC, has an illustration portfolio with an incredible sense of design and concept.
Sarah Carr hails from Florida, and illustrates with a retro feel that edges into modern times due to her clever color palettes.
Charlotte Jackson, working from Texas, fuses naturalistic portraiture with screen print-inspired graphic design, creating an illustration style all her own.
Chris Nickels, in Georgia, freezes memorable moments of time in his illustrations, and is always sure to add a peppering of humor.
We are so excited to be adding such talented artists to the group! Each one of these illustrators have a unique style and perspective, which we can see is already widening Square Carousel’s outlook on each challenge. Cheers to new beginnings, and a lovely group of people we can’t wait to illustrate with for years to come!
And where did our old friends go? Seo Kim and Maily Degnan were accepted into the Maryland Institute College of Art’s grad program, and chose to focus, understandably, on their education. Adela Kang did the same with her program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Catherine Fontenot decided to expand and experiment with personal work, and possibly tattoo design. And finally, Moira Hershey believed it was time to pay more attention to her career at Wild Apple Graphics. We miss them all, and want to say thanks for the ride! It was wonderful to have you all on board.
For those who didn’t know, I’ve been part of the Square Carousel Illustration Collective since around September 2012 and the new members and I have finally been announced :)
Go check out the work and it’s awesome to be part of this talented group.