Sunday, September 16, 2007
Another pencil drawing, this time of a little boy named Cameron. He was showing me a bunch of bugs in the yard outside of my work. And eating pizza. I left that part off his face. He was running around being a boy, flapping his arms, and "getting all the bugs away" for me. I think he saw me bolt when a bee came too close.....
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I wanted to start posting a few books on my blog, but I'll try to keep it mostly illustration based. These are just two japanese (technically they are stab) bindings that I did with some 8.5 x 11 paper and satin ribbon. For more bookbinding posts check out this book blog.
Friday, May 18, 2007
I started making some tags and paper patterns, and tried to make a digital epoxy. It's just a clear png that can go over any one inch picture to make it look like an epoxy. I also made a new brush just for fun. If anyone has ideas to improve the epoxy and make it look more real, let me know. I'd love to hear them.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
A small and fast illustration for a children's magazine called, "The Friend." My model for the dog had just gotten a bath the day before and only gets picked up when he needs a bath so he was growling the whole time, and I think he scared my little model. She opted to pose with a stuffed dog, and then I drew them like they were together. This style is really fast, this took about four hours or less from start to completion. Art direction by Brad Teare.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
This was a fun project about a little girl that gets attacked by a bear. They were debating a bit about the age group and if it was ok to show the bear, or if a scared little girl and a big bear shadow would do the trick. I was happy to do such an exciting story.
I called Hogle Zoo to try and get some reference of a bear and felt like a stalker. "Do you have any black bears? No, not stuffed teddy bears. Real ones? Are they out today by chance (it was snowing)? What kind of cage are they in? Do you think I get good pictures of them in that kind of cage?" I couldn't find any scrap of a black bear from behind at this angle. Not that is was absolutely necessary, but I get stubborn. Apparently grizzly bears are more photogenic. Finally someone mentioned the Bean Science Museum at BYU, and I called and asked if they had any black bears (not grizzlies), and if they were standing. Art direction was by Eric Johnsen.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
A recent project for a local developer who wanted a concept drawing for a new community. They needed a concept design integrating a community with walking paths and parks into the existing and future commercial areas surrounding it, so that the area could be rezoned.