Friday, May 23, 2008

Stripmalling Cover Draft

I made up this quick cover mockup for the book Stripmalling. The final will be in colour and have nicer fonts, but this is the basic concept. And the illustrations of all the characters are going to be used as finals (or that's the plan, at least). If you see anything horrible with any of the sketches, let me know so I can fix them before I continue.

This looks like a job for ...

So, I've been working on my Superman illustration for the Shuster Awards next month. I wanted to go for something that showcased Clark Kent more, since everyone will be drawing the classic Superman in costume. I started out with this rough:

But then I realized I needed to do something vertically oriented (to fit the rest of the Superman illustrations). So I think I recreated the same feeling with this sketch:

And then, the inked, larger final version.

I added just a bit of colour -- his costume underneath the suit is red and yellow and blue and his eyes are blue. But the final is otherwise black and white. But my scanner is really lame and keeps crashing when I try to scan it in colour. What do you think?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lobster Goodness!

Here's the latest illustration I did for The Canadian Sportsman. When I was working on this piece I wasn't enjoying it, I don't know why. Maybe because I was busy working on my comic. But I really like how this piece turned out in the end and in print it looks great!
Check out my process:




Friday, May 02, 2008

artwork for cd cover

I did this art for an album cover for the band THE BLEND.

Photo/texture collage and CG/digital paint techniques. It's fun to do. Pretty much let them tell me what elements they wanted in the image, then I put my spin on it. not sure if they will be using it or not... hope to find out soon!

Here are a few slightly different versions: