Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tree Lady

Here's something in progress for my show that will be in April, date still unknown, so when I find out I will let you know.

This is based on a couple different things. Firstly on a dream I had of a woman turning into a tree. Second, the obsession my friend and I had with the Ouiji board when we were kids.

The painting is oil paint on canvas.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

An Interview With Barbara Meyers

Barbara Meyers, author of The Forbidden Bean, recently gave me an interview on my background and process. Here is an excerpt from the interview.

Artist Lindsay Beach created the cover for The Forbidden Bean, the first book in the Grinding Reality series.

Tell us a little about your background and education.
I started drawing at a young age and haven’t stopped since. In high school I took all the art classes I could, including additional classes outside of the school at Repenning Fine Arts in Audubon. After encouragement from several teachers, I decided to go to art school. I studied illustration from the University of the Arts, and received my BFA in illustration.

How did you get started in book cover design?
While I was in school I started designing book covers. I had a target market project my junior year, and I chose to base mine on young adult book covers, and then for my senior thesis I also chose that young adult book cover market. Then after I graduated, Barbara Meyers granted me the opportunity to do her book cover, which was a great experience.

How many covers have you done? (Approximate if you don’t know exact number.)
Currently, I have done two commissioned book covers. While I was in school, I did about six or seven book cover projects.

What do you enjoy about doing cover design?It gives me a chance to tell the reader about the overall tone of the book in one visual cue. In a way it can be a challenge, but I like a challenge.

To read the full interview, please visit her Barbara Meyers' Blog

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Work, Work, Work!

So I've got a lot of things I'm working on right now, it's probably best to just put them in list form.
Alright, here it goes!
  • A Godzilla themed poster for Hollowbody LA
  • A pulp art poster for a Valentines Day themed show at Phantom Hand
  • A shirt design for Legs of Cake
  • Three personal pieces for a solo show in either April or May at Little Bar
Busy, busy busy! But busy is good. I would rather be busy than not doing anything :)

Oh, and after some thought, I decided to put a little animation I did during college up on youtube, so that my friends and people who follow my work can see. It's very short, but I'm still proud of it.