I'll be heading out to California for the week for BYU's illustration field trip. Disney, Dreamworks, Blizzard, a host of studios, and Sony Entertainment ahoy! Pictures, sketches, and exciting tales forthcoming!
Until then, enjoy a quick and off-kilter photo of something I've been working on:
Somewhere, I firmly believe there's a law requiring everyone who ever considered themselves an illustrator to create something somehow related to Alice in Wonderland. We're doing a dummy book for it for class - here's a preliminary character design that I did for the White Rabbit.
Old still life from class and also from one of those painting days when you just feel incredibly awesome. Mostly because you're (finally) trying out what your professors have been telling you all along.
Aaaaaand I've been toying with submitting this to the Soicety of Illustrators student show. Also been bemoaning the fact that I have few, very few, actually-happy-and-satisfied-with finished pieces. Moral of the story: paint more. Maybe just paint always?
Been workin on a book jacket - here's a crop of the front cover/side flaps. I was painting it in oils until I ran out of time so I photographed it and finished up in photoshop. I might go back and try to finish it in oils - extra practice is always good, right?
They tell me that the blog world is just too good to pass up and so here we are! Illustrating, sketching, playing around, and delivering all that silliness straight to YOU.
To kick things off, I wanted to share some work from work. I illustrate/design for a rockin' museum full of boxes of pots, rocks, and awesome things like these Hopi Kachina dolls. This guy's based off the Deer Dancer and was part of a series of four pieces they had me do. He was also one of my first straight-up digital pieces, done in photoshop start to finish.
(Museum of Peoples and Cultures @ BYU(801) 422 0020)