Original Art Works.

Nov 26

Penelope Dullaghan in HOW Magazine

What do you know!  HOW magazine did a blurb on Penelope Dullaghan for their SEEN section.  It’s always  a good feeling when you get a little ink.

Scott Hull Associates Penelope Dullaghan in HOW magazine

Penelope Dullaghan describes her style as whimsical, involving fluid, simple shapes rendered in an energetic palette. “I often have a single color that sets the tone for the piece, with unusual secondary colors that make it interesting.” Says the Indianapolis-based illustrator who works in acrylic, ink, charcoal and digital. Dullaghan’s muses include both nature and her daughter. “Sounds cheesy, but I get a lot of inspiration from my daughter’s drawing,” she says. “Her proportions and faces make me think outside the box… That kind of freedom in thought is bound (to) be influential.” Dullaghan, whose illustrations were recently featured on a line of Create and Barrel housewares, is most proud of how her art has evolved. “As I’ve explored life in a simpler way, my art has gotten less complicated and les over-thought. And I think it’s better for it.”

Thanks HOW!

Nov 26

Larry Moore Honored by Paint Richmond

We’re super pleased to share that Larry Moore’s painting “Kuba Kuba” was honored at Paint Richmond. Larry has, for several years now, participated in plein air painting events around the country. Basically, a plein air painting event is a gallery or museum show where artists come with blank canvases and create an exhibit by the end of the week.

“The interior was painted in the restaurant called Kuba Kuba (hence the name). I enjoy this kind of painting because I can bring my illustration skills to the table”, Moore shares.  “I am often asked if I have an illustration background and when I reply to the affirmative, they usually say, “Oh that explains it.” As much as I love painting outdoors, I love these interiors, there is an opportunity for some kind of narrative in the image. I was hoping someone would show up and sit at the end of the bar and someone did.”

When all is said and done, Larry’s painting took honors, which is actually pretty darn tough to do with 50 very talented artists turning in 5 to 10 paintings each.

Along with the honor, Larry also appreciated getting free drinks!

Scott Hull Associates' Larry Moore takes honors at Paint Richmond for Kuba Kuba

Nov 19

Curtis Park + Health Progress Magazine

Our good friends at Catholic Health Association commissioned Curtis Parker to illustrate an issue focused on immigration. Not just one or two illustrations but the whole issue with seven illustrations.

“When this project landed on my drawing board I was excited by the idea of being the sole illustrator for the entire issue with six full page images and the cover image as well. It was a challenge with the theme of immigration throughout that my illustrations would have a fresh viewpoint and not be redundant. But I loved the idea that there was this continuity of theme as well as a continuity of painting style with a single illustrator. As a result the magazine issue has a solid design look and feel.”

“My approach was to send rough sketches to the new editor, Mary Ann Steiner, then through a conference call focus on the images chosen or new direction in some cases. I wanted the final images to be graphic and colorfully textured to give a sense of optimism and hope. It was a work of collaboration. I owe much of its success to the discussions between myself and Ms Steiner and our shared vision of this issue of the magazine.”

Mary Ann explained that their magazine uses one illustrator per issue so the illustrator can really get a feel for the theme and play out the different facts with related images.

She also expressed how fortunate she feels Health Progress is to be able to work with illustrators, “who carefully read the articles and come up with creative visuals that lead our readers into the story or insight”.

Thank you Mary Ann for the opportunity!  Looking forward to another issue.

Scott Hull Associates' Curtis Parker Health Progress, Catholic Health Association cover
Parker_ImmigrantLandscape.650Scott Hull Associates' Curtis Parker Health Progress, Catholic Health Association cover

Nov 18

The Judges Have Spoken, and We’re Tickled

A few of our artists have won some pretty nice awards lately! Thought you might want to take a peek.

For starters, Curtis Parker got into the 3×3 Illustration Annual and the American Illustration Annual. Then both Andrea Eberbach and Danielle Evans were selected for the Communication Arts magazine annuals – the illustration annual and the advertising annual. And lastly, Lorriane Tuson was named one of 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide (Wow! Go Lorraine!).

We’re pretty chuffed! Thanks to our inspired clients for making it possible!

Scott Hull Associates Curtis Parker Catholic Health Associates

Curtis Parker | 3×3 Illustration Annual and American Illustration Annual
Client: Health Progress/Catholic Health Association | Editor: Mary Ann Steiner | Media: Editorial  READ MORE…


Andrea Eberbach | Communication Arts Illustration Annual
Client: Heroes Foundation | Media: Book Publishing READ MORE…
 Scott Hull Associates Danielle Evans Target Communication Arts Advertising Annunal

Danielle Evans | Communication Arts Advertising Annual
Client: Target   AD: Allan Peters,  ACD: Steve Chirhart, CD: Ruth Balbach AB: Rebecca Glenz | Media: Social Media READ MORE…

Scott Hull Associates Lorraine Tuson Lürzer 200 Best Illustrator WorldWide

Lorraine Tuson | Lürzer 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide
Clients: Mark Murphy and Riddell Williams  READ MORE…

Nov 14

Mikey Burton Interviewed by TheGreatDiscontent.com

Interview by Tina Essmaker

Scott Hull Associates Mikey Burton photo
Photo by Paul Sobota

Mikey Burton is a part-time designer and a part-time illustrator who has worked professionally for about a decade. During that time, he’s done a lot of work for clients such as Converse, ESPN, Target, the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Esquire, among others. Burton spent his formative years at the great Kent State University in Ohio where he earned his master’s degree.

TINA: Describe your path to what you’re doing now.
It’s been a long path. Growing up, I think I was like many kids who eventually go into this industry: I liked to draw. My parents were also very encouraging. My mom bought me pencils, pens, and crayons to ensure I was fully stocked all the time!

In high school, I really liked art class and wanted to do something creative, but didn’t know what that meant. I wanted to be an artist, but not a starving artist—I wanted to make a career out of my work. I blindly decided to go into graphic design because it sounded like I’d get to use a computer and design CD packaging for a band or something, which is really funny to think about now.

I attended college at Kent State University and it was very different from what I thought it would be. I wanted to quit for the first couple years. When I started in 2000, the program was still all analog. I had to buy all these drafting supplies, and the first few projects involved inking lines and circles in a grid by hand with a T-square. Everything had to be perfect—it was graded down to 1/64 of an inch—and I didn’t like that at all. I wanted to do something creative, but that seemed to be the complete opposite. But my parents encouraged me to stick with it, so I did. Eventually, school became easier, and I started doing well. Kent actually offered a degree that combined a master’s and a bachelor’s, so I was able to earn them both at the same time. If anyone asks me if they should go to grad school where they went to undergrad, I’d probably say no, but that package deal was nice for me.

“I wanted to be an artist, but not a starving artist—I wanted to make a career out of my work. I blindly decided to go into graphic design…”
I made good friends at college, many of whom I’m still friends with today. We constantly challenged each other to try new things. In 2004, there was a giant resurgence of gig poster work, and we thought it would be cool to do that. We didn’t know how to screen-print, but we haphazardly taught ourselves how and just started doing it. We didn’t necessarily think we’d make any money—it was just something fun to do. At that time, we took on any opportunity we could, whether it was putting our posters in a coffee shop or including them in a little gallery show. This was before any social media awesomeness, so we took it to the street and did everything locally. We contacted local venues and started printing posters for friends’ bands. READ MORE…