Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gaga CEO





This was a piece I did for Wired about celebrity endorsements evolving in this new age to become more than just a face hawking a product. Companies are reaching out to celebrities to become advisors, creative directors, etc. They wanted me to choose a celebrity and put them in a boardroom type space and have half of the celebrity be dressed as a businessman (or woman) and the other half as an eccentric musician. Naturally, I had to go with the Gaga. I had misunderstood the AD at first and drawn a businessman on the other side of Gaga, whereas they were thinking more of the musician embodying the same entity instead of the split screen version I created. I traced over my original sketch, tinkered with the likeness and came up with the second image which they accepted.

The article can be found online here:
http://www.wired.com/magazine/tag/lady-gaga/

Saturday, June 18, 2011

75th Postiversary



This is a recent commission by Sir Eric Han for the delovely Gloria Yiu. It was a really hard piece to complete but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Very Justice's "Civilization." I think I'm most happy with the starry sky background, which I created with ink washes in a method very similar to how I normally work. It was really easy, but I think very effective.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pee Ess

New website is up. Simple beyond simple and cleaner. And NOT flash. A-woot.

www.kevinwada.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let's Get Domestic





These were some pieces I did awhile back for Austin Monthly Home and good old fashion Austin Monthly. The first was an article highlighting five tips for the bride and five for the groom in preparation for their wedding. Things like suit fittings, facials, "grooming,"etc. The second piece was about finding the perfect home, and about how often times you buy what you think is a dream, but you end up having to do major overhauls. I wasn't able to find a good rhythm with these pieces and I think it shows. My newest challenge is finding ways to make my work-work really exciting not only for myself but for the viewer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Helen, Destroyer of Worlds



Quick update. A friend of mine, Helen, and I swapped portraits to keep our art skills frosty. You can see the portrait she did of me at her blog, www.helenchau.blogspot.com. She asked me to "Kevin-ify" her, which meant something fantastical and slightly fashiony. I came up with this image and while I'm not quite sure what it means, I definitely think it makes her badass.