Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jamie Lidell Poster~

I was going for quiet earthy tones. And then somewhere along the way that punch-you-in-the-face orange showed up. Believe it or not, it used to be neon punch-you-in-the-face orange.

So. Um. Guys. Any tweaks you think it needs? Color stuff? Shading's not working out? I'm totally not made out to do any graphic design/lettering at all? Hit me~

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Bufo Toad Update

Tried to work in more black toward the bottom and more of the smoke up the composition to even out the colors, hopefully this balanced the piece out more

Painted skin: WIP

Heeyy here's a WIP for my upcoming piece based on the story "the painted skin". its my usual style, but i used textures in a slightly calmer fashion this time around. i also have two different color concepts im working with atm, one is slightly more red than the other. if there's anything else i should change before the finish, feel free to tell me =D thanks!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Bufo Toad

Hey all, here are a couple of different versions of the demon toad story I am working on;

(Quick re-cap)

"A woman is cursed by an evil spirit man who is looking for more money from her, and he sends a demon toad, the Bufo toad. The mucus it creates is so poisonous that if even touched a full grown human would die.
To help defeat the toad the woman pours water from a mermaids pond, which can burn the toad and kill it."

I wanted to try out different methods of black and white (Or color in this instance)

I think I am leaning more towards no. 3

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Doctor Who Cover Update

Hey all, I made the changes we talked about it class to my 1st cover. I add the blue light from the sonic screwdriver and the light it casts on the two Daleks and the 9th doctors jacket. I also darkened the head of the center Dalek. Hopefully you can see it in the scan.

Dreadlocks -- sketches

Here are some sketches of what I'm considering for my third illustration. I'm thinking about doing something more elegant than playful. I'm leaning more toward the bottom-center illustration (or the more tightly cropped one on the bottom right.) Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Painted skin:sketches

I drew up another sketch. i know you guys like the other one but i could not get rid of the "totem poll" symmetry and keep the same composition, so i drew this =) not as "romantic" as the other ones, still keeping his chest open, and i shortened the canvas.

These two are just tonal studies, one where she has pointed fingers and the other with normal. i am a little concerned with the ribs not being shaped all the way around, but i do enjoy the "zipper" affect it creates. tell me what you think =)

Did some revisions, slightly different positioning of the two:

This version is the newest one, where i added the fly whisk that supposedly wards off evil spirits, wasnt sure if i should add another element besides the two people.

Monday, September 20, 2010

My 2nd book Cover for Thesis.

Hey gang.

My 2nd book cover illustration will be for Stephen King's "It". I was really excited and intrigued by the idea once Mark suggested it in class. We both did a search on line and realized there was really only one main cover that had been done for the book in the 80's. Here is a quick synopsis I found for you to read. I also have attached a link to the full in-depth synopsis for those who want to know more. I will be bringing my sketches to class on Tuesday. Enjoy.

t is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by an eponymous inter-dimensional predatory life-form that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself whilst hunting its prey. "It" primarily appears in the form of "Bob Gray" a.k.a. "Pennywise the Dancing Clown," described by characters who see It as resembling a combination of Bozo, Clarabell and Ronald McDonald, in order to attract its preferred prey of young children, though it occasionally feeds on adults. The novel is told through narratives alternatingbetween two time periods, which is largely told in a third-person omniscient view. It deals with themes which would eventually become King staples: the power of memory, childhood trauma, and the ugliness lurking beneath a fa├žade of traditional small-town values. The novel won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year.[1] Publishers Weekly listed It as the best-selling book in America in 1986.

Paul D

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Anansi and Kisander

In Jamaican folklore, there are a large handful of stories that are about Anansi. He is a half man, half spider. When things are ok he is a man, and when things get bad he turns into a spider. Usually when he is a spider he is shown with a mans head.

In the story of Kisander, Anansi and his friend Mouse (Also Mouse Atoo, and Moss Moss) walk by the cat Kisander's house, and see the special tree she has. In the story it is called a Dokanoo tree, which I believe is a slang name for it. I think the real name of the tree is a Black Sapote. They grow fruits that when mixed with honey or something else sweet, they taste very similar to pudding. (The book never mentioned exactly what kind of tree it really is). Kisander digs a moat around the tree and fills it with water to help the fruit grow much sweeter.

Kisander is very protective of her tree and doesn't like to share the fruit, so one night Anansi and Mouse decide to steal some while the cat is asleep. But while cutting some fruit down Kisander wakes, and comes outside to see what is going on. Anansi tries to hid behind a leaf while Mouse runs away (At the end of the tale Anansi gets away but with no fruit, and Kisander is unaware that anyone tried to steal anything).

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Update on mermaid

EDIT; This post has a revised version of the illustration now

This is Corinne!

Hey guyys this is Corinne, just posting a grayscale preview of my picture, with two different versions that fill the space underneath the bulls. any opinions/preferences/changes? thanks!

ver. 1
ver. 2

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This is ERIN

Or Mark, you won't know. In fact, everyone give Erin $10

This is a revised more finished sketch from last class, I would like to get people's opinions on it before tomorrow. I will also be posting a colored version soon as well to see how that looks


In Jamaica it is said mermaids live in ponds and springs in the freshwater parts. if one were to accidentally drink from their rivers or waters, the mermaid must determine if she likes you or not. if she does good, but if she doesn't she gives you a terrible curse

If anything is confusing please let me know


The blog is acting funny, so I am sending a link to my color version