Monday, January 31, 2011
Not sure why scarecrows are so awesome... but they just are. I think its some innate obsession for a kind of rustic Americana aesthetic. That mixed in with the whole supernatural aspect which gives them a darkness. And then there is the Wizard of Oz series, which of course just made scarecrows freaking amazing in the first place. Well, whatever it is, I'm going to keep drawing them.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I've been doing some timed drawings for practice.
The drawing above is Franky from Goon. This was a 90 minute sketch done primarily with microns. It turned out okay, the shoes are weird but besides that I'm fairly happy with it. I've been getting so much faster at drawing, its awesome!
The drawing above was a 30-minute drawing. Obviously inspired by Simon and Garfunkel. This was done with a nib and india ink.
Both of these were both off the top of my head with no forethought. Its really good practice to have to think and design in the moment. Then when you are doing a real illustration you will be able to work faster.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This is a poster I did for actress/comedian/musician Charlyne Yi's group Caring Is Cool.
Ink & Watercolor.
I did this whole illustration and then I looked at the watercolor pad that I was using and on the front is a giant painting of a hot-air balloon. But I hadn't noticed it at all up until that point, this is just an old pad of watercolor paper I had found in my house. I wonder if it subliminally encouraged me to draw this?
However I have been on a Wizard of Oz kick lately as well. So that might have also encouraged the hot-air balloon idea.
Anyways, I've got some good things in the works, hopefully some cool stuff will be coming out soon.