Friday, May 30, 2008
I was finally able to do another Illustration Friday challenge. This one is on the theme of "worry." Once I decided to pursue this meaning of the word, the idea came quickly, along with a rough thumbnail sketch. However, it took a few days to free up the time to paint it.
Worry can be paralyzing, and depressing. I'm sure most of us have felt this way at one time or another. This is a pencil sketch, painted in Photoshop.
Here is some pro bono work I did for the local Comic Book Convention--some Star Wars, Boba Fett fan art. I was going to do this illustration in a more cartoony and irreverant style, but decided that something less out of the ordinary would be more suited to this advertisement. I'm also taking blame for the design--it's not a strength of mine.
This entire piece was done in Photoshop, over a couple of days. Boba Fett is © Lucasfilm.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
This is a piece I'm submitting to a local b/w zine. The theme of this second issue is 'Hate.' The first issue was 'Love.'
The top element is an older illustration that I've been pushing along as I feel like it. The bottom is painted out of black directly in Photoshop. I might tweak the eyes a little yet--I don't think they say 'hate' as well as they could.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Playing around with some default Photoshop brushes at low opacity, alternating between black and white ink. I wasn't sure if this portrait was going to be anyone at all. As I went on though, I decided to make him into Reed Richards, "Mr. Fantastic," from the Fantastic Four (© Marvel Comics). I'm getting the urge to paint, but this is all I have time to do now. Too many comic pages to color.
I guess that this was about an hour's worth of distracting fun.