Sunday, July 31, 2011

Collaborative Illustrations

Did these this afternoon...each person worked on an image for 3 minutes before passing to the right.  It's an interesting process, we wind up with illustrations that none of us would have done on our own.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another Art Order Challenge

Book Illustration, judged by Irene Gallo from Tor books.  You really want to do this one...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

realized I never posted my final Grimm's piece.

Pen and acrylic ink on 300lb hotpress watercolour paper, with a *tiny* bit of post-work in photoshop.

Valiant Little Tailor

So, this was supposed to be my submission for the Art Order thingie, I didn't make the deadline, but I'm kind of happy with how it looks.
Cutout paper + photoshop

Monday, July 4, 2011

Next "assignment" from Cloudscape comics.

Here's the blurb from Cloudscape:

For our upcoming "urban fantasy" anthology, Giants of Main Street, Cloudscape is looking to include a beastiary of fantastical urban creatures at the back of the book. This is a terrific opportunity for existing contributors and for other NEW artists to contribute to the book. We are looking for finished art, inspired by the examples attached, but with your own unique twist on the concept. Think of it as a detailed drawing created in the field as part of a catalogue of newly discovered creatures inhabiting a city in a fantasy world. Each creature should fit within 6.25 inches wide by 4.875 inches tall including ample space for text notes around the creature. It should be sans background and float on 100% white (If you need advice on how to get that pure digital white, just ask!). Submissions should be 300dpi greyscale.

Each creature should be accompanied by two to five point form notes or sentences about the creature's physical attributes, lifestyle, or character. Keep these separate from the illustration because the editors will be reworking your words (and writing up the final copy) to give the beastiary a feeling of unity. Also include the approximate size of your creature because we are going to have a size comparison chart, like you see in dinosaur books or whatever. Don't forget to name your creature.

As usual, we can only accept submissions from artists who have lived or currently live in British Columbia, or from existing Cloudscape members. The deadline for submissions is August 3rd.