Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Rat Boy

This was a fun one! Another piece for Uarts alumni event called The Final Crit (the group I'm part of with a bunch of other Uarts illustration grads and students) This was a bit more up my ally than the pokemon piece and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I was inspired by these old photos of child mugshots from the 1800's but since the prompt was to "draw something of a hellish nature" I wanted to make it a bit creepier. Hopefully I succeeded.


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Since it's been a while since I've made a post showing the various stages of my work
 I thought I'd do that as well.

This is the Thumbnail.  As you can see there is no rat present.
I very rarely add something major to a piece if I didn't include it in the thumbnail
but this was an exception.

This is the sketch. I light boxed a large print out of the thumbnail onto plain printer paper.
At sketch stage i find it useful to use lower quality paper so that I don't get too precious with the drawing.



This is the final drawing before color. It's pencil on smooth finish bristol.


Final Piece

Friday, July 13, 2012

One hour warm up

Not really much explanation or reasoning here I just felt like doing a character study and this is what happened. I have a tendency to over think everything so today I just decided, whatever happens on the paper happens. Apparently I wanted to draw a kid in a hoodie. 




Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fat Ninja

This past Friday was another First Friday in Philadelphia which means the newest issue of C.O.P.O.U.T. comics was released! If you're unfamiliar with  C.O.P.O.U.T. comics, it is a collective of illustrator/cartoonists which I have been a part of since it started about a year ago. We release short monthly comics and regularly rotate artists for each issue. If you want to find out more go here. This Month's issue was done by myself, and  Crystal Ben, with a cover by Andy Hood. Below is my issue, enjoy!