Saturday, September 24, 2011

They Draw & Cook

So, there's this really neat website called They Draw & Cook where artists of all sorts can illustrate their favorite family recipes and share them with the world.

There's tons of awesome pieces and delicious instructions to look through, and you can even narrow your search by choosing categories based on a food you're interested in, or even an illustrator's style!

Here's one I made for my mom's Sausage & Spinach over Pasta recipe:

Be sure to check out the other artists' work as well :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Space 39 Modern Art Mondays

Happy Monday Funday Dudes and Girls!  Hope you all had a great weekend, gave at least a few minutes thought to 9/11, and watched a shitload of football and drank beer later that night.

Although today is also a Monday, last Monday I showed my art at Space 39 in Ft. Myers, Florida, along with work shown by sequential & comic artist Banky Farano (  This chick is awesome, do yourself a favor and check out her awesome caricatures, she's truly very talented).

Here's a phone snapshot from Justin V ForVendetta of one side of my table (backed up into the no-car plaza by my one-and-only white mini-van, with flashers and bass pumping of course :p):

The night was a hit; I sold some stuff, networked, got some commissions, and drinks were on the house (loud shout out to the Space 39 staff and bartenders for hooking me up and letting move the whole place around!).

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Drum Roll

New Solo Work by AKAT Illustrations 
Show & Sell at Space 39 in Ft. Myers, Florida
Monday, September 5, 2011
6pm-2am Open Bar and Gallery
Join the fun.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Decks for Sale

Music Walk in Ft. Myers tonight was a blast.  If you're still in the neighborhood, be sure to check out my boards for sale at the SyZyGy Gallery :)  Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.

"Live by the foma that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy."
     *harmless untruths

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Deck design I was going to use a while back.  Think I'm gonna work this style back into my repertoire.  Look out propriety.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sneak Peak!

Here's a teaser sketch of a new horse-based series I'm doing.  Title still TBA. 

The concept for this series evolved from a much smaller idea I had this morning, stemming from childhood memories of spending time with my dad when he came home from work.

My brother and I used to bounce on his bed and talk with him while my dad changed his socks and washed up and did whatever he had to do to freshen up before dinner.  In the corner of the room there was a pair of shoe trees (I linked this up for those of you who might have forgotten what shoe trees look like!). 

While my dad untied his work shoes, my brother and I would fight over who's turn it was to put the wooden trees in the shoes.  Whenever I got to do it, I would take them and pretend they were horses' hooves and would make the sounds and motions of the different gaits on the floor (walk, trot, canter, gallop, dressage, etc.). 

I wanted to make this innocent imaginative thing into a drawing, but after doing some anatomy sketches of horses' legs I began to notice they were very long and shapely -just like mine!  And so I dropped the shoe tree idea (for now) and began concentrating on the poses and strength in the steps horses take.  My reference horses are from a book I had from when I was a kid where most of the horses are working, doing fancy footwork, or are wearing show gear.  Get ready for a fun series.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Strike Up the Band

Here's a little illustration I did for Broken Pencil, a zine from Toronto, Canada.  Check out other great stuff from BP here at .

I apologize for the low photo-quality; I'm about to drive to the airport to get myself up to NY for my Nana's 90th Birthday Bash.  Flocks of Chormans from the world over will congregate in the one place where it all started: Staten Island.  Now I have some reading material for the plane ride :)