Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hugh Dancy

August 1, 2007: I updated this painting tonight after looking at some more pics of Hugh Dancy. I thought his hair looked too perfect and wanted to lighten his eyes (among a few other small changes). I think it looks a little more like him now.

Here's a new one that I did today. It's Hugh Dancy--a gentleman that was most recently in the film "Evening." While Mr. Dancy may be alarming, the film is not. Anyway, this was fun, and I feel like I'm really getting to where I want to be. I'm most happy with the how I'm getting more expressive with brush strokes and willing to let that show in my work. (I'd still like to let it show more, but I think that will come with time)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Madge II

I was so inspired by Madge that I gave her another go--this time with intention of success, and not just fun. I'm really happy with the turn out, and I combined an effect that I use in my line art (separating and recombining the CMYK channels) to unify the colors as well as give a slightly offset-print feel.f

This is probably a little more Philip Burke than it is me, but that's all right. I think that the best way to learn how to do something is to copy a success story, and then use that knowledge next time. So that's what I'll do!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Classic Madge

It's not very good, but that's okay because I was playing around and having fun! The whole story is that...
  1. I've been listening to Madonna's full record collection on loop for the past week.
  2. I went and saw a Phillip Burke art show. He does rock-star portraits and is very famous.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Day Job

Here's a drawing that is an expansion on something I drew for my day job where I design cute things to be made into metal. Everything has to be very simple and take into account different metal finishes and other production values, so you can see how the finished drawing is changed from the original sketch. She's kind of ugly, but fun anyway!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Piazza Sempione

Here's a little sketch I did based off of one of Piazza Sempione's 2007 Spring/Summer ads. I think it was in Vogue. This shows the new direction that I'm trying to move in with my stylization. Something about the wide-eyed, squash-headed female is really speaking to me right now. I'm enjoying the play with exaggeration. The sketch was done with some micron pens and then I threw some quick photoshop on it just for fun.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fashion Chickadee

Here's a portion of a painting that I did of one of my fashion designs. I didn't finish it, and don't think I will, but I really liked how the face came along and how the rest of the piece was starting to become "3D". I've since decided that it would be anti-fashion illustration to be so laborious with a single design, so I'm going to try something else for what this project was meant to be.

Oh, and here's another one that I had started.