Sunday, December 22, 2013

90 Down

I'm 90 days in on my goal to create one new Facebook profile picture every day for a year. Only 275 more to go...





Chatterbox by One Ring Zero

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Year Long Profile Project

I am attempting to make one new Facebook profile picture every day for one year. You can follow my progress right here!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

An Alphabet In Twenty-six Parts




In the summer of 2003 I was invited to contribute a letter to a one-of-a-kind alphabet book that was being auctioned off for charity. I was assigned the letter M, and at the last minute was asked to create an image for the letter B as well. After my paintings were completed I sent copies to my charming agent, Bernadette Szost, and she suggested that I do the rest of the alphabet in my "spare time."

I do what I'm told.

By late spring of 2004 I was about half way through the letters when I received a call from Max Meyer at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. He said that they would like me to exhibit my work there for three months beginning that December. I would be the very first illustrator to have a show with them.

Again, I do what I'm told.

The exhibit would consist of original art and sketches from a book that I had done the previous year called Paul Bunyan. That was great, but there was a lot of wall space left over, so I suggested the alphabet series and shifted into high gear. The last letter was completed just in time, and the show was so successful that the museum has made illustration and education outreach a regular part of their exhibit schedule.

This morning Max Meyer called to tell me that the museum was opening a new wing called the Early Child Learning Center, and asked if they could purchase the entire alphabet for permanent display in the reading area.

I do what I'm told!

You can see the entire alphabet here - http://tinyurl.com/twenty6parts

And purchase letters of your own here - http://tinyurl.com/in-twenty-six-parts


Friday, July 19, 2013

Robot Lab

video 
Music by Marc Girouard
Picture by Patrick Girouard


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Animal Gas

My buddy Bryan “Breadwig" Ballinger is a hilarious and gifted illustrator. He has just started a new scratch ‘n sniff book project on Kickstarter.com that you should absolutely support!


I was lucky enough to be among a small group of illustrators who were asked to contribute guest art for his page. Tune in every day to see more art, help fund the project, check out the pledge rewards, and spread the word at http://tinyurl.com/nxrolb6!

Patrick Girouard
Adam M. Gustavson
Kevan Atteberry
Laura Menardi Jacobsen
Lilian Carmine
Pascal Campion
Roger Krux
Stephen McCranie
Tim Hodge
Therese Larsson
Paul Conrad
Janee Trasler



Friday, May 17, 2013

Portfolio Solutions Class of 2013

My genius rep Bernadette Szost had each of her artists paint themselves as a second grader for the best class picture/promo piece ever! Click on the image to absorb it in all of it's biggerized glory.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Portrait of the Artist as a Second Grader.


My agent asked all of the artists that she represents to create an illustration of themselves at age seven. Once they're all submitted she's arranging them as a class picture for a promo piece. What a great idea right? I can't wait to see the completed piece!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Quickdrawbot.

With a whir of gears and a jingle of spurs, he strode the wild west and guarded the frontier. It's Quickdrawbot, fully functional unless it rains...