Been radio-silence for a while hasn’t it?
I took a course on a site called Tutormill.com. I will do a larger write-up on the site later but I highly recommend it to anybody interested in editorial illustration. You can have direct feedback from teachers like Yuko Shimizu, Gary Taxali, Edel Rodriguez and Chris Buzelli.
This is a cover based off 1984. Books are an fun challenge to do illustrations for. You have to find symbols that speak about what inside the book while still being assessable for people who don’t know anything about it.
More updates coming soon.
Recently redrawn some aliens for the Calamity Jon’s Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Redux. It was a fun challenge trying to redesign a few of them.
“Anxiety has been described as fear in search of a cause, and there’s little question that fear is more actionable. Instead of being paralyzed by a sense of directionless menace, as would be the case with a generalized anxiety disorder where danger is everywhere and nowhere, the phobic can pour all dread into one vessel, and then swiftly run away.” - Patrica Pearson
Another portfolio piece. I don’t know what it says about my personality that I have a lot of fun working with dark depressing subjects.
Personal piece based on an article by the Globe and Mail. It’s an introspective article about a woman finding her self identity growing up through the different types of perfume she tries out. So my idea was a young girl finding a reflection of her older self through a forest of perfume bottles.
This was fairly challenging. Usually I like a more limited color scheme, so it was harder to keep things unified and not draw attention away from the main subjects. but I think it turned out well.
As always a link to the original article http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/the-quest-for-a-scent-that-says-me/article4605221/
Took a prompt from the 1200 posters project. The prompt was “Real listening always brings people closer together”.
Took a lot of liberties interpreting this one. I always found astronauts a powerful symbol for alienation, having to close oneself off from the world and only being able to communicate through radio-waves.
Also going to try not to use a purple color scheme for at least the next illustration.
New personal piece, again based off the Atlantic. The Atlantic often publishes studies and statistics, which are great for practicing conceptual ideas.
This one is based off a study of showing how vitamin D (aka the sunshine vitamin) helps the immune system fight off the cold virus.
You can read the original article here, http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/study-vitamin-d-supplements-may-protect-from-colds/261347/.
Happy Labour day everybody!
Personal piece based on an article by The Atlantic Monthly describing Louis CK’s comedy style. Wanted to explore lighting and using other figures as framing devices in this piece. Also tried to show the duality present in Louis’ comedy.
You can read the original article here, http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/the-filthy-moralist/8940/.