Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween 2012

Oh jeez oh jeez oh jeez! Halloween Halloween HALLOWEEN!

Halloween 2012

Hey, so do you know it's Halloween in two days? I say this every year, but Halloween is actually my favorite holiday. And I don’t mind repeating it because with each passing year IT CONTINUES TO BE TRUE! Dressing up, black cats, spider webs, the whole deal, it always gets me pumped. And I decided to celebrate things on the blog this year with a bit of a spooky tribute to good old Normy Rockwell.

Process for Halloween 2012

I included some quick process images as well, just for fun. I don't know if anyone else is interested in this stuff, but process is something I happen to be obsessed with. And I had some scans for this drawing, so I figured why not share. You can see the quick concept sketches I did, trying to get a feel for the Rockwell original. Then comes the initial rough drawing, nice and quick and messy on cheap paper, in order to figure out where things fit. I then lightbox that image and draw over it on bristol to get the much tighter final pencils, and then I ink over that. Sometimes I like the black and white inks better than the final colour version of some drawings. But ya know, so it goes. Click the image to view a larger, more detailed version.

Anyway, blah blah blah, art art art. I hope you guys have a happy Halloween. Eat some candy and jump in some leaves and stay up late and watch a horror movie or something! It's that time of year, ya know. Might as well enjoy it!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Europe Sketches, Part One

Hey internet! How's shakes? I've been up to a whole bunch of stuff lately, the
most exciting of which being that I recently spent a bit of time in Europe this past summer! (In the below picture, imagine the terrifyingly large beer mug represents Europe, and the hapless lad in the plaid shirt represents our beloved protagonist)

I visited London, Barcelona and Paris with my good friend Allison, and it was preeeeetty rad overall. We saw a lot of sights, ate a lot of food, and I managed to fit in a fair bit of sketching while we were out and about. This first batch was all done while in Barcelona, where we spent the majority of our time.

Eurotrip01 Eurotrip03 Eurotrip02 Eurotrip05 Eurotrip04

More sketches to come!