Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Sketchy 2

There is something utterly delightful about drawing people with horrible teeth... I don't know how to explain it. Teeth shouldn't be perfect, good teeth should have character.
I also like the idea of putting horrid teeth in images of pretty females, I find the juxpostion quite satisfying.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Lilium

Right.
This is Lilium, she sees monsters. She was the star of a pseudo childrens story I've worked on and off on since 2007. The tale was intended to be the most horrific telling of the good'ol moster under the bed story. This image is actually from 2009 and is quite poorly renderd, but it best captures the mood of the concept in it's current form. I am considering reworking it for a new uni project but there's nothing concrete at the momment.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Grimscape

Any Illustraitor or writer who is trutlly devoted to his/her proffesion will have a few very personal projects that are as children to them... and the very idea of anyone disliking or finding fault with them is so abhorent that one feels phyically ill... or at least I do. So they are shut away untill we think they are ready for the world. Grimhole is one such project... and no it is not even close to being ready, but I don't mind sharing a few concept sketches.

Our little friend here is just a quick ink and wash, a medium that even as I attempt to perfect and expand my skill with it... already bore's my peers to tears. Oh well... I never got into illustration because I wanted to please everyone.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Sketchy 1


I have resloved to produce an image every day for this blog. Unless it distracts from my current projects. Which it will... makeing this whole comment a little pointless... hmmmm.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Introspection...

Art is about Expression... Illustration tells you what expression looks like, where it works, where it sleeps and what it's haveing for it's bloody breakfast.

A lot of illustrators draw themselves... not always because they love to stroke their narsasistic ego, but because your own form is the closest referance to hand and makes for a good warm up.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Inken sott.

There is something very statisfying about using a limited pallet.