Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mutiny on the Nautilus

I had time to jam out another quickie for concept art class - Mutiny on the Nautilus, Ned Land corners Nemo deep in the ship.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Nautilus vs. Cthulhu

Not entirely satisfied with this, but in the interest of getting to other school assignments, it's going to have to stand for now.

Romulan Pale Ale

Romulan Pale Ale
Please Drink Responsibly
Romulan Brewing Company, Romulus

(Adobe Illustrator)

Monday, March 26, 2012

9 thumbs my way

I didn't like any of my thumbs for my 20,000 Leagues "Wow" moment, so I redid them, but this time I used 3D.  The grey blob will be Cthulhu once it turns into a painting, couldn't find a good 3D model of the dude.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Romulan Pale Ale Coaster

For digital illustration class.

ECCC Sticker

I think I've decided that I'm not at a place where I could make a sketchbook for sale at a convention that I'd be happy with, so instead, I'm going to make a couple of different stickers, and sell them for cheap.

Would you pay $.50 for this guy?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

2nd Character - Silhouettes

Beginning the design process for the 2nd character in my personal concept art class project.  Character is a mutated human.  She's the classic "human 2.0" archetype - tall, skinny, strong, fast and with a better sense of sight....she's also 14.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Clown and the Lightbulb Pig

Think this is getting close to done...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pop Surrealism colour studies

Some quick colour studies to help me work out how I want my next piece to be.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Style exploration

For concept art class, had to take my character and explore 5 different styles.

They are:

How to Train Your Dragon
Tekkon Kinkreet

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Romulan Pale Ale - Brief and Thumbs

For my "beer label" assignment in digital illustration.

Beer Brand

Beer Type
Pale Ale
Beer Colour
Light Blue
Target Audience
Loyal soldiers of the Empire!
Beer Personality
Sneaky, subtle
Illustrated Goal

Create a beer label that expresses the power,
of the Romulan Empire!
The drinker should have no doubt in their minds
that they are drinking the best (and only)
pale ale to come out of Romulus.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Why? - Final Pop Surrealism project #2

Trying to work in the style of Sam Kieth.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pop Surrealism in progress


Trying to work at being looser and more expressive, as I've said several times....this is me playing with hand-made text.  I painted the BG, and the words on seperate pieces of paper, scanned them and combined.  The text was run through a threshold adjustment in photoshop to make it pure B&W, then used as a mask for the red....the entire thing is a study/step for my pop surrealism painting.

Alien Night Speedpainting

Approx. an hour.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quick character colour study

Something I'm working on for concept art class.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a process of character painting - step 1

I tweeted about it on Sunday, but I've been trying something different....I grabbed some 18x24" cartridge paper, a paint brush and some liquid acrylic Paine's Grey.  From that I did 20 very, VERY loose gesture paintings, trying to get my arm into the drawing as much as my wrist.  I picked a couple of favorites, took shitty photos of them with my phone, imported them into photoshop and I'm starting to clean them up a bit.

Ultimately, I hope to use this for my next pop surrealism painting, where I'm going to be looking at Sam Kieth's work and trying for more looseness and expressiveness in my work.

Darker Than You Think - tweaks

Based on feedback, adjusted the girl's hair a bit, and decided to push the airport a bit further back.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Darker Than You Think - Done?

Might do a bit of distressing to make it look old, but I think this is basically the end of the regular painting.  When I do one of these, I like to make a copy and run it through the "Threshold" adjustment in Photoshop to turn it into pure black and white.  If it's readable that way, chances are good the final illustration will also be.  I'm am reasonably happy with this one :)

Oh, the text won't stay in the final deliverable, but it just doesn't look like a pulp cover without it, so I threw it on as a spaceholder.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pop Surrealism Clowns

Some "in process" designs for my next pop surrealism project.

Big gesture time

Trying to do something different - drawing with acrylic paint on cartridge paper and an easel.  Getting my arm involved as well as my wrist.

Darker Than You Think - update #3

Fjord Speedpainting

About an hour and 45 minutes.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Darker Than You Think - 2nd Update

Some more work and some VERY helpful advice from my friend Mike MacRae (one of the 9 Society of Illustrator winners from ECUAD!)