Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Girl & Her White Knight

A Girl & Her White Knight, 17.6x14", pencil/ink/digital
The above is a new image I'll be using in a mail promotion in the coming weeks. I wanted to try something more complicated in the use of the figure, so there's a bunch of them. The idea is one that's a bit old timey or romantic- a girl finding comfort from the throng with her own "white knight," a bit of hero imagery in there. I hope you enjoy it. PS- The landscape from the last post would have gone in place of the flower panel, but didn't work out.

White Knight details, Click to enlarge

I'm also posting some of my work outside of illustration. A good portion of my work is in design and, more and more lately, doing colors for comic books. The samples below are from Shrek for Dreamworks (pencils/inks provided by the wonderful Christine Larsen), a logo design for a cycling kit, and Teddy Scares for Applehead Factory (done with Chris Patchell and Lawrence Hugh Burns). The Shrek books will premier on Free Comic Book Day, May 2nd and Teddy Scares will premier the their 2nd season of graphic novels at San Diego Comic Con, July 22-25.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Didn't Make the Cut

Landscape for White Knight, 4x17", pencil/digital

I'll be posting some new work soon, but while I get that together I wanted to share a piece that didn't make it. In my images, I've always enjoyed combining disparate ideas to try and reach a single impression- it also lets me work on several of my favorite subjects at once.

This landscape was going to go into a piece, but in the end it just made it too busy. Poor guy. I still like the piece for its simplicity, and I will always enjoy drawing grassy fields and clouds, so I thought I would share this image rather than just burying it. Enjoy.