Here's a golden oldie from many MANY moons ago. Something I did as a scratch board illustration for U.S. News and World Report for an article on the bouncing bull market. I used to to a lot of my illustration work before I went digital as scratch board art. Working in this medium is opposite than working in than pen and ink in that you are scratching away darks and creating lighted areas as opposed to creating darks with a pen. I can still emulate the style digitally but there is something about the process of scratching away at the board as opposed to drawing on a Wacom tablet that feels so natural. But at the same time, I sure don't miss all the clay dust that would accumulate in my studio or my lungs for that matter, during the process.
Below is a new illustration I drew up for H-street skateboards. Its the model for one their riders Mike Owen. They wanted a regal kind of look with an image that looks like something between the American eagle and German eagle. Its not my typical humorous style but a little more realistic, kind of like the scratchboard illustrations I used to do. I can't wait to see the final product on the skateboard and on t-shirts. When I get them in I'll be sure to post pics up here on Fian Arroyo Illustration.
I should be finishing up the Panda art for Grind For Life, from my previous post, this week. Finally have a little time to fit that in. I'll post it up when I do.
One of the several things I have on the drawing board right now, is a children's book for the ipad. Working with a very talented and driven writer named Julia Dweck. After this book we have another that we are going to work on. I will post something from this project next week....I promise!