Monday, February 10, 2014

School Nutrition Association

Spot illustrations for SNA's Take Time for School Breakfast Education initiative.

Mr. Tiger

This is my rendition of Peter Brown's Mr. Tiger from his new book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Peter's work is really excellent (as is the book itself) so i thought I'd take a go at the character.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday, October 16, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Girl

Quick sketch of the girl. Gotta post something more subsantive soon.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wildstorm Here I Come!

Or so I thought about 12 years ago when I put this, the first of 4, sample pages together.

If the muscles seem a little ridiculous...well...look at all the work during that period. Muscles, big guns and boobs were like solid couldn't keep em on the shelves.

Anyway, its got problems (as do the other pages)...but i still get a kick out of em.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Random Posting

Character design progress below.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Gettin Old

I recently reconnected with Artist/Inker Chip Wallace on facebook. Chip and I worked together on the art for the final (20ish ?) issues of the Marvel Comics run of GI Joe. He pointed out that it had been 15 years since we worked on it. I think i was mentally suppressing that fact.

15 years. Unbelievable.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Storytelling Style (part2)

Total elapsed time around 1 hour and 30 minutes. (20 sketch, the rest finishing in the computer).

Some successes here...and some things that are leaving me a little flat. On the whole I'm digging where things are going.

Storytelling Style (part1)

Lately I've been searching around for a particular visual vocabulary. (the sketch below is the most recent attempt).

I've noticed that when i work a drawing typically will not improve after its been sketched. That is...drawings get more finished once they make their way into the computer...but the act of finishing something doesnt necessarily add to the quality of the work. In fact in many cases it detracts from the original sketch in a number of ways and for different reasons. I'm trying to minimize the time it takes to finish a piece so that more story can be told in less time with no drop off in quality and charm in the final work.

The sketchbook page below took in the neighborhood of 20 minutes to draw. At this point I'll ussually spend a couple hours fiddling with it in Illustrator. The hope with recent experiments is to cut that time in half but resorting to strategic graphic simplifications and preserving the gestural quality of the original.

More on this shortly (i hope).

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Super Girl"

Ok, I have a new favorite photo.

At a recent play date Mommy instructed my older kid to "pose" with her best friend.

She jumped off the bench, took a moment, and prepared to defend the planet Green Lantern style.

...So proud.