Thursday, July 12, 2007
These are from the same batch of animal concepts as the penguins. They were all done for Hasbro Toys as character explorations a couple of years back. I enjoy doing stuff like this; messing around with shapes and proportions. I was looking at T.S. Sullivant's work as inspiration when I was doing these. The way he caricatured animals was masterful. My drawings are very pale "dart throws" in comparison!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I did this illustration of Hades (from Disney's Hercules) a number of years ago for fun while I was messing around with a painting program called Deep Paint. The program was a bear for me to use but the result was interesting. I always loved the character so I had this printed up on some canvas and it's hanging in my studio.
Monday, July 9, 2007
I've taken the odd pilates class at our local YMCA. It reminds me a lot of Tai chi. One day after a particularly painful series of stretches I made some crack about "my ass feeling like it just fell off". It inspired this card to the instructor (thankfully a good friend). It's a miracle that she puts up with me!
The image was done with brush and black ink and colored in Corel Painter.
I did a drawing demonstration at a local school about 2 years ago and it was during Dr. Seuss' birthday I believe. In any case the faculty asked if I would do a little "Seuss" style drawing that could be printed onto some bookmarks that they handed out. I came up with this. Done with a #2 brush and black ink.
So I've finally caught up with everyone else and I've actually put a blog together. Ultimately I'd like to get a full website up to accompany this but in the meantime this should be a fun way to post some work that I've done, keep in touch with others folks, etc.
These first four images were done for Hasbro Toys as a character design exercise. They were done in Photoshop.