Saturday, July 19, 2008

Scrapbook Stalking

So here's my sickly sweet illustration & my first flawed attempt at Robert Ryan style illustration through silhouette and cut paper. If I had to do it again, I'd definitely try sketching with cut paper because the final product looked very different from my initial pencil sketches.

Hope everyone's having a great rest of summer and enjoying their time off!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Follow ups- The sketches come home

Hey everybody-
So I've been so busy with academy work and the upcoming WUPR cover (which you can see in process on my blog) that sadly I still haven't finished an assignment yet. I have, however, furthered my concepts and tonight I finally scanned them in. 
For Ms. Winehouse, I have finally decided on an image. she will be swarmed by a veritable sea of hands. I have photo reference, and this illo is ready for final procedures as soon as i get home.

For the shotgun 911, i went back to the hunter motif, and have him calling emergency plane landing style, in effect being instructed on how to surgically repair his gun. Oddly, a squirrel will be his assistant.i have circled the composition I think I might use. Let me know what you all think. Hope to have these out before school starts.
Also, have fallen in love with the music of Feist.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Hey guys-
George Pratt showed us this old German magazine the other day that blew my mind!
The illustrations in it were way ahead of thier time, and mixed line quality and graphic shapes in a way that reminded me of Winsor McCay... times ten. Thought some of you might like to know about. The image above is from one of the artists- Heinrich Kley. I also found a website pertaining to his's the link

also, if you look for the magazine online you can find PDFs of all the issues. I encourage those who are interested to take a gander. Some of this stuff was the inspiration for Fantasia.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

more thumbnails

I decided the first idea was not relevant enough to the content of the article. Still wanting to keep this something I would be interested in drawing, I tried to think of some other scenarios where one would need to call the remington hotline:

 There was one more picture but blogger won't let me upload it. Anyway, I am probably going to go with the first image. I'm curious to see what you guys think. Also, 2 days to the tentative deadline? I am taking an extension.

there's a designer in our midst

so i thought i told mike to add me but clearly i didn't or he doesn't listen. but anyways, i wanted to join in and keep my joints oily with a lil practice. i am hustlin like its no tomorrow this summer (working summer camps at COCA, Portfolio Plus R.A., taking digital photography class, and doing freelance design work with WU's Office of Judicial Programs) so be forewarned that the work may be subpar and sporadic, but i do pledge to try. if nothing else, i get to keep up with you guys cuz being around all these teenagers is making me feel old. well not old, but adult-like which is a bit more unsettling. either way, its nice to be back.