Recent random work for Austin Monthly made with much assistance from AD Damian DeMartino
ADAM SCHMIDT ILLUSTRATION BLOG
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Last week, an old friend from my time at Rolling Stone, Damian DeMartino, contacted me out of the blue for a pretty horrific illustration. Austin Monthly's new issue is all about ridiculous true stories, and mine centered around a collapsed lung being fixed via acid with no anesthesia. In the end it turned out pretty well, but for a while it was difficult to walk the line between making the image graphic/visceral enough to convey the story/entertain me, but not so disgusting that they wouldn't print it/think bad things about me. Thankfully, Orin Brecht, my wonderful Associate Art Director, helped me sort that little conundrum out.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Hello again, internet it's been a while, but I 'm back. First of all I just wanted to thank everyone who came to see my pecha-kucha style slideshow presentation as a part of the Art Directors Club FIve+Five event last week plus show my gratitude to all of the other incredible artists who participated. And secondly to encourage everyone to check back here in the coming month for all new illustration work on an all new website.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
One of the great things about living in Brooklyn is undoubtedly the amazing variety of late night foods. On almost every street bodegas and corner stores pump out ridiculously cheap eats 24 hours a day, fueling the drinkers and insomniac illustrators alike. The little drawing below is my tribute to the terrible lifestyle these grease filled havens lead us too.
For anyone interested, the sandwich pictured is the "The Bomber" a pastrami filled wonder available at M&S Mini Mart located at 711 Manhattan Avenue for $4.50
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Hey guys and gals, I just wanted to post some pictures of my studio and show off my ridiculously great new computer. The screen is about 3 times the size of my old one, plus this thing is so fast I can run the entire adobe creative suite simultaneously. No more slow loading of files, no more five minutes to save an image, no more freezing. Basically its awesome, and it is allowing me to get more work done faster, so come back soon for a bountiful bevy of new images.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Just attended the opening (tasty hors d'oeuvres btw) of the nifty December Editions show at the Art Directors Club, and I want to encourage everyone to head on over to see some beautiful work by Andrio Abero, Paul Pope, Chris Rubino, and Paula Scher So, be sure to get there sometime before the 23rd, when it will be gone forever.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thanks again to Chris Buzelli for inviting me up to Providence to give a fun little lecture/slide show to his Editorial Illustration Class. I had a great time and left RISD really energized by his kids. It is hard to believe that only about a year and half ago I was sitting in that same classroom in exactly the same situation as Chris' students. Since my graduation time has flown by in that surreal cliche way people are always talking about. Its been great so far, but speaking to his students has been a highlight. If any of them are reading this, and have any further questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me.