Saturday, December 29, 2007

Girl Smoking II

I finally finished it, but there's something about it I'm still not happy with. Oh well ... I'll figure it out or I won't. I shortened the neck when I did the final; I can't believe that I made it so long in the original rough. It's suppose to go along with the guy with a drink, but I don't think they'd work as a match-set ... maybe it's just me.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Guy with a Drink

Well I just finished this. I like working on small spot-type illustrations since I can complete them fairly quickly. I'm going to try to do an accompany woman version maybe with a drink or a cigarette (note: I do not promote smoking of any kind, but cigarettes do have its own look when used for something).

EDIT: I fixed up something that was bugging me about the raised arm as well as blurred the background. I think it works better now. I'll re-upload the fixed up for the non-blurred background later.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Japanese Business Man - Finished

So I finally got my lazy ass to finish this. I like how it turned out and the change of palette which was odd at first, but feels to be working now.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Japanese Business Man

Trying to work on a new series. More personal/portfolio work instead of my thesis. I just need a break. I still need one more idea for there illustrations; 2 illustrations just isn't enough to be a series, I guess. It's more coincident than a series to me. I posted the work in progress so far for the first one. I'm not sure about the colour palette; trying something new, but it feels odd.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Here's the working on linework for Odin. It's turning out well. I think it's still graphic enough to fit with the other piece, but I have to wait until I'm finished to see for sure.

EDIT: Posted the colour version I'm working on. I still need to draw in the other raven. They're frustrating me a lot. Otherwise, the colours are turning out quite well.

EDIT 2: Here's the finished version ... well finished for now before the crit. Who knows what changes might be recommended.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

God of Money - Rough

Just the working rough of the God of Money. I dont know how much the colours and everything will change by the end. I'm looking the linework more and more as I complete this.

EDIT: Here's a further working rough. I've got most of the flat colours laid out. I'm thinking now that gold for the coins and silver for the other stuff (platter, fork, cuff links) will probably work better and give it a "classier"/"rich" feel to it.

EDIT 2: Just posted up the final digital version of it. I'm still not that happy with the background and I think it's just the colour. The metal leaf will really help make stuff stand out, hopefully not too much.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Christmas Cards

Photographys of the Christmas Cards I've been making and selling.

Monday, December 3, 2007

God Roughs

New roughs for the next set of gods I'm working on. There's the god of money and good old odin as a bum. Piecing things together in photoshop is a pain in the butt to do. I should honestly start drawing things smaller.

EDIT: I've flipped around the god of money so that it works better as match set so that they're like mirror reflections of each other (in the pose).

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Osiris - Final

Here's Osiris ... pretty much finished except for the metal leafing experimentation. I'll try to figure out how I want to do that over the winter break.