Each year Mark Tocchet, the Chair of Illustration at University of the Arts
, organizes a card pack promotion that's used to bring attention to our department and graduating students. One of the faculty illustrates the cover, and the inside features some of our graduating Seniors. In the past there have been some great images created for this by Tim Bower, Tom Leonard, Jonathan Barkat, and by Mark himself. This year, Gina and I were invited for the honor. Having met in art school, she and I think of it as a pretty magical place. We tried to capture some of that in the painting we made for this assignment.
Sending this off reminded me of the great batch of students I had this past year, and I hope this illustration serves as a worthy tribute to them. Here's a few exceptional ones I hope you'll check out: