Saturday, August 28, 2010

This Past Week...

This past week I had decided to try to divide my time a bit, by updating and applying to a lengthy list of graphic design studios in the city. Before doing so I needed to really update my GD portfolio a bit. Nothing major, just a few new projects and an updated intro page to my website. Since I had nothing major illustration wise to post from all the work this week, I figured I would go ahead and post these. All three are paintings some of you may remember, they were all school assignments that were intended as use for book covers. Although I know that It isn't my job to add type as an illustrator when working on these sorts of projects in the real world, it doesn't hurt to throw some on and drop these bad boys into my GD portfolio. I still have more GD stuff I want to work add to the book, but after a week of cranking stuff out I'm gonna chill out and sketch over the weekend.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Surviving The Storm: Photo Reference

I'v never bothered posting the photo ref. I'll take for the paintings I work on. Sometimes they'll just be snapshots of arms and hands light however you need them and other times either I or some friends of mine are in costumes head to toe and holding props and well basically acting out the scene in fragments. I'm sure a lot of you already know what I'm talking about, but like I said I never bother posting it. This time I figured I would go ahead and share some shots from one of my most recent pieces. Just if you were curious, just need a laugh. If there are any other pieces of mine you would like to see a reference shot from let me know.

Another great artist that is always posting great original referance is Paolo Rivera. If you don't already know him, check 'em out.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Promotional Work

I really need to get on top of this stuff. And once it starts, it will never stop. If I'm the way, if you read this, cross your fingers for me. Or better yet, hire me! Need an illustrator? Let me know what you think.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Current Challenge2: Hook Horror

Just finished this thing this morning. Let me know what you think. It is a tad more "animated" then my typical composition but all in all I feel pretty happy with the outcome. As far as the character of the dwarf and his movement and expressions go I think its working. The toughest part though is that feeling that your looking at a single shot of a much larger story. The deadline for this is tomorrow August 8th. And we shall see how I measure up against my friends over at ArtOrder. Wish me luck!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Discover A Muse: Top 43

I have made it into the top 43 for the Discover A Muse competition! We will see what all come out of this there is talk about gallery shows, posters and books so we will have to wait and see. Regardless of the outcome I would like to give a special thanks to Jon Schindehette and Veronika Kotlajic for organizing the event as well as Irene Gallo (Art Director for Tor/Forge books), Claire Howlett (Editor of ImagineFX Magazine), and Robh Ruppel (Art Director for Naughty Dog Studios) for being the jury for the competition.