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November 28, 2010

The Lighthouse of Alexandria Cover

     It was hard to find time to work as much as I wanted to over Thanksgiving break but I did manage to get the cover for "The Lighthouse of Alexandria" finished. It is a dust jacket cover. So, the image encompasses the front, back, and both interior flaps. I am still going to refine a few things but I figured I could post it to show everyone what i've been working on. This was a blast to paint and I look forward to the next one! Comments Welcome!

November 23, 2010

Baby Fur Story Boards

     Here are some story boards i've been working on for my Baby Fur project. It's my first time doing story boards so i've learned a lot in the process!

November 22, 2010

The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Color Comps)

     I have been working on some color comps for the book jacket cover. I have been playing around with a daytime and a nighttime version. The third comp plays off of trying to mix the daytime and the nighttime into the same image. They are still pretty rough at this point but i'm starting to like where the image is going. Comments Welcome.

November 18, 2010

The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Cover Sketch)

     I'm currently working on illustrating a cover for the book "The Lighthouse of Alexandria". It's an amazing book about Barbary pirates, Romans, and a touch of Greek mythology. Here is the sketch that I submitted for approval. There is more to come. Comments welcome!

November 17, 2010

Digital Figure Drawings


     I'm in a figure drawing class this semester and on a couple occasions I brought my wacom tablet with me to class to draw with. It's a really different experience drawing from life digitally but I think it's a lot of fun.

November 8, 2010

"The Journey" Interior Illustrations



     Part of my project for my Chinese themed illustration was to do a couple black and white interiors. These are a lot more simple but I had fun with them nonetheless. ( Note: I have received a lot of critiques from people saying that Mushu in Mulan does the same thing as my dragon. I have watched Mulan all the way through, on fast forward, to make sure I wasn't ripping Disney off. And, I didn't find anything. So, as far as I know, I'm safe, unless you can prove otherwise.)

Baby Fur Character Maquette





     For this part of our projects we were to sculpt a maquette of the main character of our story. I decided to sculpt Alex in his werewolf form. This is the first time i've ever done anything like this so it was definitely a learning experience. I would like to think that the next time I try one of these i'll be alot better at it! It was a really fun experience though. I'm no professional photographer so the pictures aren't that great.

November 6, 2010

Pure Hotness

     For my second Artist study I decided to try to emulate the style of a fabulous artist named Joe Olson. His blog can be viewed here. This was a lot of fun to draw. I'm still not very confident with the cartoony style but i'm learning alot. The character was inspired by a head drawing done for me by the legendary KidOho. More to come!

November 5, 2010

The Journey

     I've finally had the time to sit down and finish my Chinese themed illustration. It was a ton of fun to do! As with most of my illustrations, I will probably tweak a few things in the future. But for not it's finished! Comments Welcome.