Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fishing Outdoors In Canada

The new issue of Outdoor Canada Magazine is out with an article called "Waypoint" that features a spot illustration of mine. The story is about today's anglers longing for the good old days when fishing wasn't about how much technology and equipment you can get on your boat.

This was the first time I've worked with Outdoor Canada. It was a real treat to work with art director Sandra Cheung on the project and I hope to do it again real soon.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Brief History Of Illustration Reps

January 2009 marks a first for me. For the first time in my career I'm no longer represented by an agent. I spoke with agents all the way back in my Ontario College Of Art And Design days and had signed with Toronto's i2i Art Inc within a few months of graduating from school. I moved on from i2i Art Inc a few years ago to join The Newborn Group in New York City. This was a very appealing group for me at the time because of the strong stable of realistic illustrators. After two years I just didn't feel like I was getting much benefit out of the business relationship. I left the group last year and with all the time it takes to break an artist/rep relationship I'm officially on my own now. So, if you go to the Newborn Group's website and find me listed as a new artist it's just a very outdated website.

Friday, January 23, 2009

On The Horizon In 2009

2009 is already promising exciting projects along with the publication of a number of projects leftover from 2008. Here's a taste of what you can watch out for.

Outdoor Canada Magazine

- Any day now you should be able to find my spot illustration of an fisherman longing for the good old days of worms, peanut butter sandwiches and lounging on the dock.

Navy Experimental Diving Unit, US Navy

- A year long project for a half page ad! It's a long story but this collection of nine paintings should be seeing the light of day in the coming months.

Maisonneuve Magazine

- I'm not going to give away too many secrets here but I've just signed on to do a few pieces for this super cool Canadian mag. More to come....

There are also a number of pieces on the drawing board. Some will be ready any day some who knows.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Signed Giclee Of Boys' Life Art

So this is day two of my blog and figured I should probably post something about my work. Last year I had a number of requests for prints of my work so this year I'm going to try and have more signed Giclee prints available. The good news is the first one is ready to roll. This was an illustration I did for Boy's Life Magazine's December 2008 issue. The story was about the relationship between a Native American boy and an English settler just prior to the Jamestown massacre. I did three paintings for this story but this was by far my favorite depicting the two boys hunting turkeys. The prints are 18.5" wide by 12" tall with a 1" white boarder all all around. They are signed just below the image. These are available for $55 USD plus shipping so please feel free to contact me if interested. They're also available on Ebay if that's were you prefer to do your shopping. I can make custom prints of most of my pieces so if something catches your eye so just drop me a line anytime.

Yesterday I received a call for a very exciting project on the horizon so stay tuned. Now it's back to work.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

John Perlock Illustration Studio Starts Blogging!

My name is John Perlock and I've been working as a professional illustrator for close to ten years and blogging for close to 10 seconds. I'm hoping to use this space to provide any interested parties with updates to what I'm working on, where you can find my work and any other interesting tidbits I can offer up.

My online portfolio can be found any time at I update regularly so feel free to visit anytime.

More to come soon but now I have to get back to drawing.