Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Creature Feature

I'm in the middle of a portfolio revamp, and I'm doing some new designs. Here are some ideas for three new creatures. They don't have interesting names yet, only descriptive names that serve as jump-off points like:

Hairy Deer Lizard
Alien Mega Vulture
Egg Sack Crawler

I still have to take these further before they are ready to finish. This is just the first exploratory ideation phase. If some of these turn out, I might incorporate them into some of my stories in the future. Sometimes it's good to let the visuals inspire a story instead of the other way around.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Gator Head Study

I went on a trip to New Orleans recently, and I brought back a gator head. I was feeling pretty uninspired today, so I set the head up on my Wacom tablet and did a little study in blue pencil.

I'm pretty well behind in the 52 stories project, but I'm still trucking. I was playing with the idea of doing some traditional work for the story illustration, and by the end of the gator head study, I decided to give it a try. I'm going to go watercolor on the next one. We'll see how it goes. I'm determined to get all 52 done, no matter how long it takes!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Punch Drunk Moustache Update

The final files for the book were sent off to the publisher today. It is a great relief to wrap up work on the book. Many thanks are due to our designer Wilfred, and a big thanks to the pros who gave us endorsements. Another great round of thanks is due for Alice Carter who gave us a wonderful foreward, and Colin Fix, who gave us a wonderful afterward.

I can't wait to see the book in hand!