Saturday, April 20, 2013

New Book Illustrations!

Good news everyone! Today I get to share three illustrations that I created for a Dominican book of short stories called El Polvo Del Camino. As far as I know the book is still being published but I've been given permission to post the images. In addition to myself, there were three more illustrations and a cover provided by the super talented Crystal Ben. You can see her images for the book here.

This is the first of several projects that I've had in the works. So keep your eyes peeled for more!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spaceman "Pin Up" Inks

This is my first real attempt at digitally inking a drawing that I've penciled by hand and I'm really happy with the results. I like this process a lot for several reasons. First and foremost It's definitely much faster and more easily editable. Secondly, drawing first on actual paper allows me to preserve the way I draw so that when I "ink" the final still looks like my work. This is something that I often loose when doing a whole piece digitally from start to finish. Finally, being able to work in layers lets me try techniques and add effects that I would have difficulty with if I were inking traditionally. 

I'll still be experimenting with both traditional and digital inking. But digital inking is definitely giving me results that I've been striving to get for a long time.
Finished Digital "Inks"

Detail Shot of the final inks

Finished red pencils. (Drawn on paper)

Thursday, April 11, 2013