I actually remembered to document my stages on a watercolor! A small watercolor sketch, but it’s something.
Those who follow me on twitter might recall this one! I was extremely unhappy with it for a while, though I’ve since grown a little more at ease. After the jump, I’ll talk a little about the process that goes into watercolors like these.
I’m still overbooking myself. And, I’m still getting sick at inconvenient moments. Feeling a little bit better though, so I made this.
It’s a dragon based on cassowary and horse traits. Just a little watercolor doodle, like the last one.
I do have a few things planned for the blog, so look for more updates soon! Trying to get back into the swing of a regular working schedule.
For some reason I’ve come back to this again, a merger between owls and cats. I guess I like rethinking this particular combination. It’s an easy blend.
Watercolor and brown india ink on 4 x 6″ Strathmore watercolor paper.
Interested in earlier stages? After the cut!
Some months ago, the inimitable Jon Davies asked me to do some internal promo art for a game his company, Megadev, was working on for Adult Swim. The game came out today, so now I can finally share this!
There wasn’t much in the way of existing art representing the game at that time, outside of Jon’s original proposal sketch, so I actually got a fair bit of creative leeway. Here are some of my initial character sketches.
And here are the compositional thumbnails.
I can’t even describe what a great experience this was. I’ve known Jon for some years, and working with him as an art director was just terrific. And his own art, in the game? Standout gorgeous.
Give it a play. Just watch out for those exploding tomatoes at the carnival, they’re brutal.
I know! I have so much to get done! D: But I also have a pretty bad infection in my jaw from the wisdom tooth extraction, and either it or my antibiotics are making me a bit woozy and lacking in focus. So today, I finished my dad’s birthday present:
Dad likes his ships
(His birthday was on August 17th…oops….)
And then there’s the 4th card that went with the ones I posted last time. It was for a wedding invitation company, and I thought “Hey! They’re based in DC. Maybe some paleontologists from the Smithsonian will want a proto-bird on their card!” but then I chickened out at the last minute and didn’t send it to the client. In fact, I didn’t even ink it until today.
A very Anchiornis wedding
Uncolored ink drawing after the cut!
I made these little bird illustrations as samples for a client. Turned out not to be quite what they were looking for, so back to the drawing board to try again. I can share them with you folks, though!