Monday, October 27, 2008

And yet another lion...

An idea for a non-fiction book... bits and bobs about lions. You know, just factoids. Just 'cause.

My favorite name is...

I'll do some other stuff to this some other time... pattern, more text, etc...

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Work in Progress...

This is a character I'm developing for Children's...

Haven't settled on a name quite yet, but his story is somewhat too complicated for picture books. He's silver-eyed due to a 'hunting accident' as a youngster, leaving him with (obviously the silver eye), a nice scar, a fear of hunting, and a total lack of self-esteem.

As an adult, he does nothing but travel in an attempt to find his... pride.

That's the short version.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Someday I'll have one of these...

Needs maybe a little more touching up. I found somethings wrong with it, but eh.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rauschach Block Party.

I'll keep it simple...

Had to compile ideas from several local event notices (something about Rauschenberg, a comic convention, a hip-hop dance off, and a street dance) into one illustration limited to pink, green, black, white, and yellow.

Not satisfied with the colors yet -- I was having some issues keeping things consistent but not TOO consistent, and not too chaotic, etc. But I gotta stop somewheres... And yeah, I know it's "Rorschach." It's a play on words, get it?

Crits very welcome!

Friday, October 10, 2008

This is how you teach your bird to talk...

I guess you could call this instructional...

Kinda sorta loosely based on myself and my own Cockatiel, Sydney.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

'Cause I know you were dying to see more old stuff...

I made this for a promo last year, but it didn't prove very useful. However, I still like the painting a fair amount. Lions are my favorite. And keep in mind, when I uploaded this onto here, the colors got completely messed up! The actual illustration is much warmer.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Birds of ABC.

For Children's, our recent focus had been ABC books for the kidz. Something clever yet child friendly. I decided to skip clever altogether, and instead went with a theme both tried and true: Birds.

Of course, that is not to say I went with the most obvious choices as far as birds go. But since we only were required to create four, I hadn't yet gotten crazy with my selections. I don't have the final pieces scanned yet, but here are some initial sketches (which I then used to create the finals...).
I did not use the crow sketch, unfortunately.

Comments are always appreciated, but at this point, probably too late. Of course you can always save'em for when I post the final pieces (maybe).