Friday, May 28, 2010

digital painting "Curiosity"

Pixar inspired digital cartoon illustration of a grandfather peering down a well
Originally meant to only be a banner for my new website, I decided to turn it into a full-blown painting. I thought by making it black and white, I could focus on tone, at the same time making it less overbearing as a banner.

It's very much inspired by the 'Pixar look'. It depicts the idea of curiosity. A grandfather peers down a well with as much enthusiasm as his grandchildren. Or is he just feigning curiosity to spark theirs?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Speed painting

A quick digital painting - about one and a half hours. I used a photo reference of the Japanese actress Horikita Maki. The likeness is not perfect. My main objective was to practice painting light and shade for skin tones.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Character study

This digital painting is a quick character study for an in-progress illustration. More on that soon, hopefully!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Rowing By Moonlight

Big post this week, this illustration is intended for sale as a print. Going for lots of mood - I was listening to the French classical composer Erik Satie a lot while doing it, particularly Gymnopédies, and Gnossienne, and Ogive. If you know those pieces, you might be able to tell me if I have capture the right mood.

Character design

Some character concept art.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Royal Conversion

Just an illustration for fun and folio. The idea here was a lord or king who has been convinced to discarding his riches for the sake of a 'higher' calling.