Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A VERY old friend

I haven't drawn this dude in years.  I miss markers & toned paper.  Good stuff.  I used China Marker for the whites.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tooth Fairy Progress

It's coming along.  Once this underpainting is done, I'll get at it with NeoColor

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tooth Fairy Progress

Now I've started the underpainting.  More on the way

Tooth Fairy progress

Gessoed over the original (REALLY not worth showing) and did the plan drawing

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Logo Design

Howdy internet users!
I was recently commissioned to make a logo for my old friend who's starting up a martial arts studio in NYC.

I've built up a good amount amount of progress images and it's time to show them off and tell a story.
We started with a sketch submitted by my client for a general idea of what was being made

 After we had a few discussions I tried adding some dimensionalality by having the figure immersed in the star.

 My client loved it.  So I expanded on it with markers in this prelim.

 Now it was time to clean this idea up and go digital!  I started with a simple ink drawing.

Once scanned and cleaned, I brought this into illustrator and turned into a crisp vector.

 It was at this point that my client and I talked about some design changes.  So I threw this out there.

Eventually though we compromised, as everybody should.  As a result we now have this.

This is the logo as it stands now.  I'm working on color changes and text next but so far, it's been a good time.

Value Study No. 2

A second value study with a better anatomical reference.  My next step is taking this to the page.  I have a surface to prepare and an older painting to destroy.  You gotta tear down in order to build...

Either way, I aim to tell to the painting's story too it's about time.  It's been too ling since I had fun with a painting.  Too long...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

New Value Study

This is a value study for an acrylic piece coming up.
I forgot how satisfying working on toned paper can be. You can control everything or rather the ability is there. All that's necessary is to seize the opportunity or "Carpe Penicilio". 
My eternal thanks go to Michelle for buying me this sketchbook.  I'll always use it to make the ordinary into extraordinary, the mundane into something strange and to keep something amazing on paper.