Saturday, December 20, 2008

IF: Balloon


Okay, so, really basica concepts, if you hadn't noticed. This guy doesn't even have a body.

IF: Opinion

IF: Sugary


IF: Packed


He's packing his pipe.

IF: Rambunctious


Okay, all my IFs are late as hell, and it might be too late to save my grade, but I'm gonna go ahead and try anyway.

Friday, December 19, 2008

IF: Remaining topics

Sketches of the remaining Illustration Friday topics.
Packed/Strings/Vacant/Wise/Pretend/Opinion/Similar/Rambunctious

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baltimore

This is my belated Baltimroe piece, quick bad photo, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's watercolors, and that's not really my forte. I wanted a feeling of the old and new, and a feeling of hope. Maybe the colors too everywhere? But the composition is true to my initial sketch for the most part.

Illustration Friday Feasttacular!


Here are some fancy IFs for your viewing pleasure.











Yeah good times!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

3 NEW YORK TIME BOOK REVIEWS

FACTORY GIRLS
FROM VILLAGE TO CITY IN A CHANGING CHINA


THE SUPERORGANISM
THE BEAUTY, ELEGANCE, AND STRANGENESS OF INSECT SOCIETIES


HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED
WHY WE NEED A GREEN REVOLUTION- AND HOW IT CAN RENEW AMERICA

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Final







Preliminary comps for EA Games "Snow Queen" proposal. Its based off Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale "The Snow Queen" with a dark twist. I drastically altered the plot to fit my aesthetic and developed three environments/characters that correspond to the script I drafted. The original story line can be read here: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Snow_Queen

Monday, December 8, 2008

IF's


IF: Opinion
IF: Balloon

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I know it looks retarded so far, but...


Rough-rough-rough-ROUGH sketch of a spot for the New York Times Book Review of Stephen King's "Just After Sunset." I'm only posting this, at this level of shitty sketchyness, because I'm kinda stuck on the composition and am wary of going too much further.

My concept is supposed to communicate how "Just After Sunset" is a collection of short stories, rather than a novel, where each story seems like it could go off on its own and become a seperate book. So here, I have King with an axe after just chopping apart his book, and the bits and pieces of the pages are spawning into a bunch of smaller books instead of just laying dead. I feel like the whole cut-something-apart-and-it-only-multiplies-and-makes-things-worse idea is a common gag in horror (or maybe it was just on a Twilight Zone episode and I'm totally wrong) so I thought it'd be a fitting vehicle for King and how the NY Times believes his new book reads.

To clarify the concept on the finished piece, I plan on making his face more of a "Eureka!" instead of a "Haha, fuck you book!" and have rays coming up from the book, so it appears like it was a good idea, and not that King has resorted to self destruction or something.

In the background, will be your typical full moon and hazy clouds, very receeded.

And as for colors, I want to try psychadelic neons and black again, as if its a blacklight poster, without going nuts and screwing it up like last time. If its planned correctly, I think it'll make the image pop alot more and tie in with King's whole camp horror image.

But right now, the composition just doesn't seem to be all that it could. I have another of King's full body standing over the book, but that distances, and therefore, de-emphasizes his face, which is the selling point. Other crazier angles seem too impossible to pull off because nailing a recognizable caricature is difficult enough from a frontal view, let alone from some nutty bird's/worm's eye view. So I'm stuck between making it more dynamic, but without losing the recognizability of Stephen King.

Also, does that even LOOK like Stephen King? That's the best likeness I've gotten so far, and I'm probably going to model the re-drawn face after this one, but I can keep trying new ones if it doesn't read.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008