Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sketch Pages 1,2, and 3

In an effort to post more frequently, I will be adding pages from my sketchbook each week. To start things off, these are some recent monster and animal studies. I'm working on some new portfolio pieces and I've been looking at a lot of reference material. Some of these sketches will end up as fully rendered illustrations, but most of them are just preliminary studies and brainstorming exercises.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Bromide Final in Color

Alright, I finally finished it. I ended up working much larger than I normally do, so it took a bit more time. It was a challenge to choose the color palette for this piece. I wanted something that would be plant-like, yet I also wanted to suggest that this guy is a bit alien. I looked at a lot of orchid and insect photos and eventually developed the palette from those references.

Gouache on hot-pressed watercolor paper