Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Probably a bit under 2 more hours spent working

Increased the resolution and began figuring out what things are actually going to look like. The figure and his gear in the FG are still obviously unresolved.

The Madrid, Lost sketches

Thumbnails done, moving on to try some basic lighting and mods to the thumbnail I picked. Still fast, and using the advantages of photoshop to prototype and change things rapidly.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Personal Project - The Madrid, Lost thumbnails

Choosing my long-standing project, "The Madrid, Lost" to use for my final self-generated story for Narrative Illustration. Here are a page of you can see, I do pretty rough thumbs, but they do help focus my ideas and give me a sense of direction.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Take a Stand for Kids Reading, cont.

This came together relatively quickly this morning, still more to do, but going to take a break for a bit and work on other projects.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Illustrating the Commentary - Take a Stand!

My 3rd assignment for class is to create a spread in which I make an argument for or against my case, "Kids reading books is a good thing." I have several older friends with children that are basically illiterate from not being encouraged to read when they were growing up. I know I'm a bit old-school, there were no XBoxes when I was young, but I read constantly, and it's one of the reasons I have been as successful and happy in life as I have.

Anyway, here are my initial thumbnail drawings and starting quick sketch.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Princess comes to life.

And just for fun, checking out the B&W graphic composition.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Princess of Mars

Doing a book cover illustration for Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Princess of Mars"...Here are my first two roughs. Entire project will be in Photoshop.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Based on some presentations I've seen at IlluxCon, I wanted to try to reduce my last Conan painting to 2 colours to see if it's still readable. I'm moderately happy with it :)