Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Paint Mark Guys.

When I'm painting, I usually have a little scrap piece of whatever paper I'm using at the time as an area to test out the colors before I lay it down on the actual piece. Sometimes these paint marks turn out more interesting than the actual piece.

Also, have you guys ever drawn random lines or scribbles and given it to somebody else to draw something using those lines? And swapping it back and forth? I don't know if that has an official name or anything but I love doing that.

Anyway, last night I was feeling silly and started doodling on my paint marks from the swine flu piece. It was a lot of fun! Unintended (unintentional?) shapes and patterns are so interesting.

My favorites are the three guys on the right: the dog (?), the cat, and the guy with a turban-esque headgear.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Swine Fluzilla

I'm not really the editorial / contemporary events type of illustrator, but this swine flu madness is getting ridiculous (in every way) that I just had to draw this.

Concentrated dyes & color pencils on watercolor block, some Photoshop.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

GG Completed.

Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass

Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf

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...from the TV show Gossip Girl!

Both are gouache & color pencils on stretched Canson Mi-Tientes paper.

Gossip Girl Gifs.

I'm 99% with both Blair & Chuck. Here are the progress photo gifs:

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Blair Waldorf In Progress.

Gouache on stretched Canson Mi-Tientes paper in Light Blue.

Mr. Chuck is 97% done, so I started Miss Blair so I can finish the two together. I kind of intended them to be a pair piece that also works independently.