Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FANART: Victarion Greyjoy

Game of thrones/ Song of Ice and Fire.
Really like this character in the books. Mainly because he's a total bad-ass. I'm happy with the shapes in this one, trying to keep a fair amount of caricature. Next up is Roose Bolton.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Old Musketeer

This was going to be a major character in my next illustration but he got cut. I've been thinking about story lately, trying to create fully realized plots that follow the basic rules of a 3 act screenplay without making things too complicated (which is what I usually do). It's quite a challenge but I'm getting places

Art-wise I'm pushing for a softer edges and stronger shapes. Pretty satisfied with those aspects of the painting.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

FANART: Tyrion Lannister

Definitely in better times. He goes through one hell of a story arc in the books.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

FANART: Benjen Stark

Here's another piece of fan art. This is Benjen Stark of Game of Thrones/ Song of Ice and Fire The books are absolutely fantastic and have gotten me interested in Fantasy again. The TV show is great as well.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FANART: Zatoichi

After the conference I've been focusing on getting a solid picture book story together. That leaves me plenty of time to get my draw on. So here's the first piece of a series of fanart pictures. Trying out new ways to finish a drawing quickly. Not quite there yet but I'm happy with this one. (Inspired by Sam Bosma's awesome work)

Me and my brother watched these movies and loved them years ago. I would advise you to check them out for free on HULU. They are formulaic in a good way, giving you plenty of what you love in every movie. (The first bunch are clear of blood and gore although people get killed in droves.)


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Easter vignette

Easter, a time when eggs are HUGE and human hands tiny.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Poster Vignette & Conference recap

Here's another illustration from the poster I made for Averbode. This time the theme is the advent.

I went to the SCBWI winter conference in NY last weekend and it was awesome. Nice to meet a lot of my peers and some people I've been following on the internet for some time now. I came home with a lot of inspiration and even more business and postcards. My twitter and facebook account are now buzzing with new friends and comments. Not sure if I made an impression with the editors and art directors but time will tell.

Great trip!