Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Character Concepts

This is a set of character concepts for a story I can't tell you about. Though I've secured permission to display these and subsequent concept drawings for this project, I can't reveal too many salient details about either the character or the story.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Restoration Sketches

Here are a few preliminary sketches for a restoration project with which I am currently involved. The hat of the sculpture (an infantry soldier from the Spanish American War) was known as a "Campaign Hat". These sketches are primarily for shape and scale reference, as well as to demonstrate some of the ways in which the brim was worn.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Concepts, Continued

Here are the remaining concepts. Cheers.

Programs and People Concept drawings

Sorry it's been a while since my last post. I've been working on a substantial set of concept drawings for "Programs and People" (an agricultural magazine). The feature story deals with how various commercial and private interests use and manage water in a time of rapidly decreasing resources.
Because the subject is broad enough, I thought I would take a similarly broad approach and present a potpourri of ideas ranging from Mayan hieroglyphs to Norman Rockwell. The piece will eventually be a feature illustration with eight subsequent 2-page spreads.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Caricature Commission

Here's the completed version of my latest project. This commission came from a great guy named Nicolas who has one of the coolest jobs ever: a chef who is constantly traveling to interesting places. Nico is also unashamedly French and has a great sense of humor, so the stereotypical setting and clothing were his idea. I think it turned out great.