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!

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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)
Moppa
Danny

Thanks for looking!

Sep 092013
 

Did this “Chuck” Bargue last night. Been a while since i’ve done one of these, but i gotta keep cranking through them. Get past the feet sooner rather than later. While working, i took a nice hi-res SLR pic about every ten minutes. I say “about every ten minutes” because i was using a timer app on my phone. So, to be honest, it actually took me a little over two (2) hours.

You can watch the entire process in 12 seconds. The GIF is a little unweildy at 3.5 mb, so it’ll take a few minutes to load. First time i’ve done one of these. I’ll have to do it again since i’m okay with how this turned out…

Final finished page:

Added some grey, aqua, and some true blue spray paint splatters to balance out the bland yellow expanse of the page. Couldn’t include these in my procedural GIF, since I cant use spray paint indoors. sorry. this teal glow around final plate was done with acrylic paint. This particular color and its associated midtones lost a lot of quality with sRGB export selected in Photoshop. Had to export without sRGB selected to preserve the “Adobe RGB” profile.
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thanks for looking!