This is how I treat myself while working on my illustration deadlines at Fian.com. A quick fun monster character design doodle in my sketchbook...then back to work. It always keeps my creative juices flowing. I use Faber Castell India Ink markers and a Moleskin sketchbook...keepin' it simple...keepin' it real. Maybe I'll get the opportunity to create this in full color for an illustration assignment. That would be sweet!
I was in bed sick for 3 days last week. Doodled this Speckled Breasted Horned Dogger one afternoon in bed in my sketchbook with a ball point pen. When I'm sick...I still get bored. :-)
Last week I worked on a logo illustration for a food truck called Planet Of The Crepes. Here are two sketches for what the client wanted. Guess which one he chose. I'd love to hear from you!!!!
The Perils Of Keeping It Real. I finished the line work and was tearing it off the Arches watercolor 30 page pad when it ripped due to the adhesive on the pad being way too adhesive. Thank goodness I wasn't happy with the illustration and redid another one. Sometimes when creating art the old school way, unforeseen mishaps may happen, like a tear in the paper or an ink blob from the pen. Whatever form it may manifest as, you have to overcome the overwhelming urge to hurl and move on to fix the problem or as in this case start over. Working analog is not as forgiving as working digital...no command Z. Will post the finished art after I apply the watercolors to it. This illustration will be available as a giclee print soon...stay tuned.
Starting on the illustration for a Winter catalog cover for Kidstuff. Here is how it all begins with a super rough gesture drawing to work out the composition, work out perspectives and get a flow going. Its a restaurant scene with kids playing with a wind up toy product, so I want to make the product the hero of the image. I'll post further developments later. Its always fun seeing how the finished paintings are transformed from something as simple and rough as this. Lemme know what you think....thanx!