Feb 24, 2009

I'm really not one for this type of thing...

But I just bought this beauty by Tim Doyle and it'll soon be hanging on my wall next to my James Jean and Scott Campbell prints. Transformers: The Movie was a big part of my childhood and adolescence and sparked my love for both giant robots who turn into trucks and shit and the late Orson Welles.

New work coming this week, both sketches and a painting. I'm shooting for Thursday. Don't get mad if it doesn't happen until one later.

Feb 17, 2009

Jack and the Beanstalk

Something new from The Illustrated Book with Allan Comport, the same class that gave us that huge Lovecraft project last semester. Storyboards are up next. This ought to be a little more light hearted and a lot more colorful.

The people.

The non-people.

There are tons of versions of this story, and I'm really just picking and choosing things that I like from each one and altering them to my own purposes. I'm going to be rewriting the whole thing start to finish (it isn't that long, obviously) and maybe pitching it around after school's ended.

These were the first round of character designs for the project. Some are more finished than others.

Coming up empty for the Society of Illustrators show was a bummer. Hope it's not the case with 3x3/American Illustration/Spectrum. Congrats to Kali, Aimee, Jess, Marika, Annie, and Annika, as well as everybody else who got in.

Furthermore, like everyone, I am now on twitter.


Feb 11, 2009

Out of the wasteland there comes a redeemer

"There are some things that are forbidden among all of the actuarial guilds, I later learned, though they are difficult to resist. The sandy-haired man had predicted the exact date and time of his own death, a power that each actuary possesses but is encouraged not to use, for it tends to color all his future analysis darkly."

-John Hodgman, The Areas of My Expertise (pg 39)

So much hassle and I complete my first piece of the semester, and boy is it "okay."

I hope to have something more interesting for you fine people next time.