Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
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
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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
Friday, February 3, 2012
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.