After Cloudy wrapped, I had the chance to take a much needed break from the Cloudy style and do some visual development on other projects at Sony Pictures Animation. This project was shelved, but the artwork I did survives.
As a fan and a student of so many different kinds of artwork, I always enjoy the beginning of a project when the search for a new style lets you go in different directions and experiment.
This piece was a mix of graphite, hand-painted watercolor textures, and digital paint in CS5. The creative goal was to design a small town that was the last outpost of civilization, where humanity struggled, clinging to life at the edge of the known world. I took the "clinging" part literally because I thought it would be interesting to use that visual metaphor to lead the viewer into the picture plane.
I'll post more concept art from this project over the next few days.
Digging through old drawings, came across this sketch today. Chris was doing his own drawing at the time, keeping pretty still, so it gave me a nice opportunity to do a portrait of him. Always liked the way it turned out.
I have been obsessed with Fairies and their world for as long as I can remember. It started when I first encountered Brian Froud's work at the age of six. Tolkien reinforced that a few years later when I read The Hobbit and LOTR trilogy. Anyway, I have been drawing fairy stuff as far back as I can remember and these are some recent sketches that I came across today.
Although they came out in a more academic fashion than I usually strive for, I felt these were the most decent drawings from the night. One is prismacolor marker, the other graphite. Both less than 3 minutes.
This is the cover of "The Exquisite Corpse" - a collaboration between a bunch of talented artists and friends over a year and half. After long last, the book is finally printed and will be available for purchase very soon. I'll post when it's available, along with a complete list of all the artists who contributed.
This is a sample of some of the work I contributed and introduces characters that I am spinning off into their own book titled, "Tales Of Thick & Thin"
I have two sections in the book. I posted a sample of the other section here.