Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My name is Sue. How do you do?

For one of my classes, we had to pick a song from the 60's and illustrate it. After sketching out ideas for some Zeppelin songs, "Space Oddity," a few Beatles songs and some Hendrix I decided on "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash. This takes place just before people start kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
This piece is a little different for me as I don't do a lot of finished work with Photoshop anymore and I definitely don't typically do work with flat elements like wood grain and flannel pattern. Overall, I like how clean this is and how well the line drawing shows through. Maybe I'll do some more stuff like this...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"We're All Quite Mad"

Illustration of the mad tea party from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
I'm putting an honest effort into more complex environments and having multiple characters in pieces. I've started getting my portfolio together and realized WAY too much of my stuff is one figure sitting with a fairly boring environment around him. So this should be a step in the right direction. The color is still a bit crazy though...maybe that fits?

Sunday, November 8, 2009


This is a book cover for a fictional biography of Ernest Hemingway. The man hunted lions, fought with alcoholism, married four women, and managed to write a few novels so I tried to convey his mythic life in the illustration.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Not-So-Daily Sketch: Witch Doctor

These are some concept sketches for a witch doctor character I'll be using in an upcoming project. There's a lot more stuff I could show for it but I'd rather just save it up and unleash it in one massive project post (I clearly don't get the point of blogs, do I?). I just thought this guy's face was delightful enough to earn him his own post. ENJOY!