Feb 232014

And here’s a costume ref concept from a fun project i’m crankin on right nowz – inked on the crappiest, bleediest paper you can imagine. woot only 98 more pages of it to use. :-/
Technically, the extra arms shouldn’t be … posed … but at this point i cant resist the chance to emote more hands.

Haven’t posted much here since mid december – trying to get the kinks worked out of my domino stack of social media updates to make life easier. Lots more to show very soon!


Oct 052013

Well. this is exciting…

I illustrated and designed an album cover for Northern Spy Records. Release date is 29 October 2013
'Merles' DIGIPAK! boom!Northern Spy Records out of New York. Northern Spy is doing a digipak AND a limited edition vinyl run of 300 copies. The record is fantastic and the Northern Spy folks were truly a pleasure to work with. Can’t wait to see these in print!

Here are the sketches of the musicians. Everything done in inkwash and casein on 8.5 x 11″ grey cardstock. There are some traces of feint pink print underneath. Since these had to be very contained, and done very quickly, i printed my digital sketch onto the cardstock at 18% magenta (0,18,0,0) and then render directly on top of that. Big time saver. Once i finished painting these up, i fixed the nagging proportional and textural issues in Photoshop. But they are retained here for your amusement. Front cover mostly Photoshop.
Dr. Eugene Chadbourne 1 of 2
Dr. Eugene Chadbourne 2 of 2
Bryan Murray
Jon #1 (on woodwinds)
Jon #2 (on telecaster)

Thanks for looking!