Monday, November 29, 2010

Society of Illustrators and A New Job

I recently received word that my work entitled "Pursuit" for the unpublished category will be included in the Society of Illustrators Annual 53 next year. The piece was originally inspired by my love of the novel 1984 and early '70s sci-fi (posted here earlier.)

Today was also my first day as a Concept Designer at Lucasfilm Animation. They play things close to the chest there, so there won't be many(any?) posts relating to work there, but I'm very excited about my new gig.

*The image above is the official poster for Society of Illustrators 53...I didn't do it, but I sure like it!

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Summer Night Color Thumbnail

This is a postage stamp sized color thumbnail for "The Summer Night" chapter of The Martian Chronicles.  I found some reference based on this with better color, so after I do a revised version, I will work on some Martian home designs and get to the final drawing.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Ylla Final Painting

This is the final painting for the Martian Chronicles story "Ylla." It's about 4"h x 71/4w" painted in acrylic in my sketchbook. I think this is a good format for keeping on track to finish all the chapters in a timely fashion. On to the next one!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Ylla Sketch and Color Thumbnail

Here's a sketch in my sketchbook based on the thumbnail for this story and a small color study. In the study I added the arm crossing the body. I think I'm going to do something like that in the finished piece. I'm going to pick up the pace on these, so who knows what will happen? I'm just going to start painting them directly into my sketchbook pages over the sketches to expedite things. Too many ideas, never enough time!