I’ve been watching more than my fair of Parks & Rec lately. This is for all the rest of you that can’t get enough Ron Swanson in your life. Related articles The Making Of A Man: How Ron Swanson Became Ron Swanson (fastcocreate.com) Are The ‘Parks & Rec’ Characters Inspired By Its Stars? (huffingtonpost.com) Ron … Read more
If you like rad and you like shirts, then chances are that you will like this rad shirt. Want to double the rad? It’s my design! Yutaka is a sweet new clothing company based in Britain, where all their clothing is manufactured from start to finish. They have a slew of unique designs based on the … Read more
He’s in here somewhere! At least I think I remember drawing him in somewhere… I’ve been having a blast drawing my first Where’s Waldo?-type illustration. While there are plenty of things to find, I wanted to share with you a little bit about how much fun this was to color. I packed each major stage of … Read more
Recently, I was commissioned to make a giant Where’s Bigfoot? illustration. (You know, like a Where’s Waldo?, but with bigfoot.) I’ve been snapping a few photos of the drawing process along the way and thought I’d share ‘em here. For all you equipment junkies: I’m drawing with a Micron 08 technical pen on 11×14″ Strathmore smooth … Read more
For those of you who are new to this blog, or are trying to figure out who I am and what I do: this post is for you. HELLO. MY NAME IS JESS SMART SMILEY & I MAKE RAD PICTURES. Despite what my name might suggest (and ponytail in this photo), I’m a guy. It’s … Read more
Here’s a free page from my Monster Coloring Book for you and the kids to color. Click on the picture to get the full printable file and click here for even more free pages to color!
I worked as Creative Director for two years at a company called Ology (and their sister company, AcerPlacer), in Utah. As Creative Director it was my job to come up with marketing campaigns, and fun ways to engage customers (college students), as well as to create all the appropriate advertising and graphics. Ology and AcerPlacer … Read more
I just submitted my drawing for the Doodler’s Anonymous coloring book! I had a blast, just filling up the page with fun little critturs and things. You have until the 31st to submit your own. Hooray for drawing! Here’s a little piece from my submission:
(click on picture to view full image) I recently had the opportunity to make this drawing for my new friend, Steve. Steve is an incredibly talented musician and his band’s sound is close to infectious — needless to say, I jumped at the chance to make a picture for his rehearsal / party room! He … Read more
A couple of new pictures I made in black and white. I think now that I’m working more in color, I’m gaining a deeper love for the boldness and contrast available in black and white. Anyway, here is a golem and a gator. Enjoy!