Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dear Emily,

Could you please pick the next person to give me a pin-up subject? Thank you.


redone pages

here are the first 6 completed pages so far (the actual first page is still pending. It's supposed to be an establishing shot but I'm too lazy to draw it at the moment). I re-colored all of the pages since the last critique, and I also blacked in Vlad's suit and learned how to color lineart. I'm still trying to find a font that works with the drawings, so yeah, I know my handwriting is not up to par.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

For Jeff


Comic Panels: Chris Thibodeau

sailor man

First 4 panels for my comic book.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Debating the influence of 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Band'
Ink, watercolor and Gauche.
7 x 21

Friday, September 11, 2009

For Shane


Grandma PinUp

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Left Brain, Right Brain value and color sketch

Just a little introduction, my name is Shane Murphy, and I am an Senior Illustrator at Montserrat College of Art. I work primarily with Acrylic and Oil paint as well as ink in my work, and I am attending Mark Hoffmann's Illustration Thesis course this Fall.

Here is a value sketch as well as a color sketch for an upcoming editorial piece that I will be creating for my thesis portfolio. The article I am creating the image for describes the similarities and differences between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, as well as the important role that symmetry plays in the development of the brain during our lifetime.

The final piece will be painted on canvas with acrylics and oils, and will be prepared on a canvas that is larger to scale than what the reproduced image will be. (6.5h x 4.24w)

The value sketch below is not to scale, but will be important in finding my lights and darks when I begin work on the final piece. The color sketch is to scale, and I am very excited to work these colors even further into the composition. The image is a self portrait, with arrows on either side of the head to very simply emphasize right and left. Both halves of the composition are different yet are linked by color and pattern to achieve a sense of balance between symmetry and asymmetry. I would like to play with the patterns to achieve a "brain texture".

Value Sketch:

Color Sketch:

Any comments and/or criticism are welcome! Also, here is a link to my personal blog!