Saturday, January 31, 2009

Illustration for the Indypendent : Part Dos

Here's the final! The whole process was really quick - and I am pleased as to how it came out. I included the original in sepia, and the print version in black and white.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Illustration for the Indypendent

A High School Student's Inauguration Experience : By Anonymous

These sketches are for an upcoming article in the New York paper The Indypendent. The author is an anonymous inner city high school student, who writes about what it means to have Obama as a president. The student is hesitant that things will improve under our 44th president, which is understandable, seeing as he (or she) attends an inner city school. I tried to illustrate the author’s apprehension without coming across as sarcastic or skeptical. Any thoughts are welcome!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Natural History Museum and Others

Here's some sketches I did recently. The one above was just a quick little painting in my sketchbook. The later sketches were done at the natural history museum. I went into Ny and saw the museum, the met, and then went to the Society of Illustrators sequential show. Got to see great things, talk to great people, it was a great day.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Literary Characters : Tod

Here's another Literary Character, Mr. Tod. After the Kunta Kinte sketch, I felt I should do a more light hearted sketch. Had a lot of fun doing this sketch, because I haven't drawn any fantasy creatures in a while. Does anyone have any recommendations of other literary characters they would like to see me do?

Also, I went to the James Jean "Kindling" opening, and it was awesome to see all his originals. But after walking around in the snow in the city, I am (sadly) sick.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Black Cat, Again.

Here's the final for the cover of the comic I am working on, an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat." I had fun painting it, after doing 20 some odd comic pages, it was a nice change of pace to do a full size illustration. I added the sketch below.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Literary Characters : Kunta Kinte

Kunta Kinte is the main character in the novel, "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." This was definitely one of the more challenging characters I decided to illustrate. I fiddled for about a week on another version of a sketch, but was not happy with it. I was trying to convey something, and it just wasn't coming across. It wasn't until I started over completely that I came up with something that I liked.

I hope to have some finishes of these pieces soon, but I'm trying to get a few sketches out of the way before I move to finishes.

This piece, as well as the Dracula I posted before, are for my show at the Chapter House in Philadelphia in July. (With Tim Durning)