After a little blending and cleaning up im calling it finished. I could never really nail down the color in this piece in a way I was happy with so I settled for a slight greenish tint to help set the mood and left it at that. I love the story behind this piece.These little "Sludgies" living in the shadow of the huge nuclear plant, living their secretive lives. Drawn out by the sight of this mysterious energy source, stolen from the power plant by this renegade kid.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
The Lorax, feeling a bit down in the dumps. I couldnt decided whether to make this a graphic or a more loose, painterly piece. I settled on kind of a rough look. I think it just suited my mood at the time. I Think this would work best as a pen and ink drawing though.
Friday, December 6, 2013
This guy started as pencil, then his lines were inked and he was colored in photoshop. The background was a trial of patience. Why does this look over-saturated when I post it to my blog but nowhere else? These are technical issues I'm still ironing out!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Decided to do a digital work up of this sketch, here is my initial rework with basic tones laid in.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Had been sketching all night and decided to go to bed. After about ten minutes I thought of this guy and had to sketch him down quickly so I would remember . After a few different iterations this is what that idea turned into. Trying to incorporate secondary light sources. Hands are always challenging but I'm currently pleased with how this guys hands look. Ive been trying to draw more humans.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I used to love doing portraits. I had gotten away from them for a while so I decided it was a good time to try one again. This is my version of Radaghast the Brown, from the Lord of the Rings novels. Blending clean and loose styles together somewhat. I just have a lot of fun when I do portraits.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Another quick one. Working loose is so much more fun than trying to be tight and seamless with every line. It allows the line to do things you hadn't planned for. It gives the piece an energy that is closer to a traditional work. I find I go through phases of working in different styles. Entering a sketchy phase I suppose.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
This is a rework of one of the first pieces I had done after purchasing my tablet. The differences in approach and execution are interesting. Its that time of year again, snow is on its way here in New Hampshire. More experimenting, learning new things with each piece, finding what works for me and what doesn't.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
More experimenting with the pen tool. I wanted to make this piece about swooping, graceful lines. Starting to get the hang of it. So much more efficient than my old method of making "clean lines". Definitely a cleaner more professional look but the line loses a bit of that hand drawn character. Not much beats the look of a nice crisp line though. More to come!
Monday, October 7, 2013
Been doing a lot of hiking in my beautiful home state of New Hampshire this fall. This is my tribute of sorts. I wanted to do a simple, clean, graphic piece, inspired by the foliage and the scenery. Experimented with the Pen Tool and I'm pleased with the results. Its nice to start and finish a piece in the same day for a change!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I wanted to do a humorous twist on a classic vintage horror poster. Zombie fruits and veggies were what I decided to go with. Asparagus, Broccoli, Banana, Apple, and a Carrot! These guys were fun to draw! Experimented slightly with overlayed textures but didn't want to over do it.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
This was an idea I had kicking around for a while but it kept getting put on the back burner for other things. I have been consciously trying to develop more humorous pieces. Whenever I start to take myself too seriously I like to draw cartoons, preferably of rats in neck braces.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I have been working on this piece for the past few weeks and finally finished it. The amount of detail was a challenge but the results are well worth it. I group this piece together with "The Pearl". Both have a sense of wonder about them and a lot of bright organic elements. They also both involve an "offering" of some sort. My favorite part of this whole piece might be the inch worms!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I wanted to experiment with unconventional dimensions and repetition. There are three seasons here, working up from the bottom there is winter, autumn, then summer. The idea being that the sprouts near the bottom are climbing the tree to escape the advancing winter.
Friday, June 28, 2013
This was an ink and watercolor of an old barn that I had done a few years ago. I found it kicking around in my portfolio and have always liked it for its looseness and haphazard line so I thought I would post it here. I should remember to work like this more often.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This was an entry for a contest on DeviantArt. The challenge was to create the ugliest mutant/monster/undead creature possible in an attempt to illustrate the dangers of smoking. Personally that sounded really fun so I came up with my "Mutant CEO" concept.
The fiercest pirate to ever sail the seven skies! The airship is a cross between an ancient Greek war galley, a blimp, and a hot hair balloon I guess. Mostly wind propelled, but with oars for when you need to slog through those really thick cumulus clouds.
A frog in the rain, not having the best of days. Trying for a more simplistic, graphic/illustrated approach rather than a painterly approach. I like the clean lines and bold color. I think there is some potential here and I plan to continue experimenting with a similar style.
"Taxi Please" This was a really basic sketch I had absent-mindedly scrawled in my sketchbook. I decided to redraw the line and color it in PS. Started with bold fat lines then carved them out to give them variation. I like the finished look and think that it gives it a nice "illustrated" quality.
My entry for Illustration Friday. The word of the week was "Train." I was really inspired by traditional pen and ink illustrations and felt that I needed a break from my tablet. I love working with watercolor although I wish I was much better at it.
This was a series of song illustrations done for a group out of Connecticut that unfortunately never made it into print. Part of me is glad they didn't, although the ideas are strong I think they could have been executed a bit better.
This is the inaugural post of my blog! This will be a place where I can share my art and other creative pursuits with the interweb. I plan to post all if not most of my finished pieces here as well as the works of other artists and creatives who inspire me. That's all for now I guess. Thanks for visiting my Blog!