God of wine

Dionysus was the god of fertility and wine, later considered a patron of the arts. He created wine and spread the art of viticulture. He had a dual nature; on one hand, he brought joy and divine ecstasy; or he would bring brutal and blinding rage, thus reflecting the dual nature of wine. He was depicted as either an older, bearded god or an effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes included the thyrsos (a pine-cone tipped staff), a drinking cup and a crown of ivy. He was usually accompanied by a troop of Satyrs and Mainades (wild female devotees).

Really enjoyed working on this wine label for Geneva Winery. Was happy with the final version.

“Let us eat and drink – for tomorrow we die.”

The Inappropriate drummer

Good friend, bandmate, drummer extraordinaire, Lee Diamond asked me to create an image of him beating the drums for his latest project – swapping out the drumming of his favorite songs and replacing them with heavy metal drumming. I had just recently began exploring After Effects and this was a perfect project to help a friend and learn along the way. He was happy with the final product, and I enjoy following my friend’s latest endeavors on his YouTube channel. Check him out here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2VTRW2bG9Q

Window Dancers

Ever year the Village of Lombard host their holiday event, “Jingle Jubilee”. The lights of Lilacia Park turn on, there is carol singing at the Main Street Chapel, and the local dance studio sets up window displays inside business storefronts for their dancers to perform “The Nutcracker”. It makes for a great night to get a cup of hot chocolate and walk around downtown with the family.

“Window Dancers”. Colored pencil on paper.