Sunday, July 22, 2007

Honeymoon at Fire Creek

A story I wrote was published in the Licton Springs Review not too long ago, and I wanted to do an illustration to accompany it. I've been going through some Adobe Illustrator tutorials recently, and wanted to apply the techniques I learned towards some type of digital illustration style. I'd like to work on different styles for this piece, maybe take the Illustrator version and recreate it in a more traditional medium. The more I learn about Illustrator, the more impressed I am.

Bonus illustration by my friend and co-worker Drake, who was kind enough to sketch up his version of an illustration possibility for the story. Hmmmm...what in the world could it POSSIBLY be about?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Better Buy in Bulk...

The phrase popped into my head one day last week, and I wanted to get it down onto paper before I forgot it. India ink on copy paper...colored in Photoshop. I wonder how much giraffes by the gallon would cost?

Sunday, July 1, 2007

The Silver Surfer Rides Again

Looking at some older artwork of mine has made me remember how absolutely ape-shit I used to be over superheroes. Spiderman, Daredevil, the Hulk...I loved all those guys. For one reason or another, I moved onto other artistic interests not long after high school, and hadn't drawn a superhero in years. (except Spidey a couple weeks ago, but that doesn't count. He's really just some crochety guy in a Halloween costume...) In an attempt to reconnect with the joys of youth, here's a painting of the Silver Surfer I started working on over the weekend.
The Silver Surfer lived a pretty tormented life. He was trapped in a bubble that surrounded the earth, and was unable to return to his home planet and the woman he loved. Most of the Silver Surfer's time was spent moaning and groaning about how life was unfair, about how he yearned to break free of his earthly prison so he could soar once again throughout the infinite cosmos. When I was a teenager, I ate this stuff UP! Trying to paint the "infinite cosmos" was an excellent exercise for trying out some sponge-painting techniques...this was painted in goauche and acrylic, on illustration board.