Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Catcher In The Rye

EDIT: I've had a few people ask me if this is meant to be a self-portait. It is. I guess my first attempt wasn't quite accurate enough, so here's the edited version:


Monday, March 15, 2010

Murderous Old Coot

Here are some designs for an illustration I did for an old murder mystery. It was a really great assignment! We were given the mystery, but not the answer. Using whatever clues we could discover in the text we had to figure out who the killer was, his motive and method. Naturally I hit hit the nail on the was Doctor Ionescu, with a jagged knife. What a rotten old meanie.

Another cool thing about the project: the story was set in Romania, one of the few countries I've been to outside of the U.S. It was great doing research, lookin at old photos.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fun Study...

This is a character design for an old Chinese poem I'm illustrating. I found a book with whole bunches of armor designs from all the different Chinese dynasties, which proved to be very helpful reference.

I threw down a quick color study in my moleskin, which is probably the most amazing fun I've had in my sketchbook in a long time! This is only about an inch by two inches using acrylic and colored pencil, a quick technique I was taught that I know I'll continue using. Hope you like!'