Friday, June 27, 2008

re: ryan's challenge.

This is a portrait I'm going to be gocco printing and using for the next wave of mailings for my Mail Art project: Postcard Portraits. And speaking of, we just got some new stuff in the mail :) Check it out on the site: Postal Matter!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Portrait Challenge

ah-ha! i challenge you limber illustrators to concoct a portrait of mediocre proportions! seriously though, do a portrait of someone. i did this one of cedric bixler (who?) from the Mars Volta.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ryan in Print

A while ago i let local hip-hop artist Brzowski use one of my images to use on his latest album. I just got an advance copy of it and it looks SICK!...especially the actual disc itself considering i didnt even know he was gonna slap it on there.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

new piece

Another "cut paper" illustration I've been working on. I'm still not sure about the color of the line work for the face and shoulders. What'd you guys think?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ryan's Illio Friday - "forgotten"

alas, a week late. been kinda distracted lately, mostly due to nice weather and that new damn grand theft auto.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Hi blog, this is Audrey and I am posting to tell yous how i used my Illustration degree to get a pretty decent job.

So basically I just got this job designing, building, and painting signs on huge tents. They pay pretty well, have full benefits, and it's kind of artsy, well moreso than housekeeping. When I went for an interview they said, "well we couldnt help but notice that you have no prior experience doing anything that requires any skill", which is pretty harsh but true.

They were interested in my art degree however, because they needed someone who could illustrate people's ideas for custom awnings and tents. I told them that my whole art school career was about communicating people's ideas and building things, so they hired me based on that.

Of course I still plan on getting a studio and making art my job, but its nice to know that you can use your art degree to get better than average employment in the meantime.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

up up and away!

Welcome to Beer and Fried Chicken! This is a group blog/art collective of eight Illustrators from Portland, Maine. We all studied and graduated together from Maine College of Art. This site serves as a place for us to get our work out into the public, as well as to each other.

Comments, critiques, and job offers are all welcome!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Coming Soon!

Check back for new updates soon!