Thursday, December 29, 2011

Heart Times

These were done for a Valentine's Day program this past year. I wanted to go for a funky retro look so I wasn't going for completely "on model" character art here. I came up with the super sappy editorial for each one myself. I was hoping that actual cards would be made but alas....

Some of this work was never used as far as I know. A few items were made from the Mickey and Minnie piece below.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

John Huston

I did this in 1987. I didn't even know who famed Director John Huston was at the time, but I loved the wrinkles in his face and had to fulfill some pointless, self-abusive desire to draw in graphite at 20"x24"
I looked for the source image online to see if his nose was actually that asymmetrical and screwed up. I couldn't find it but based on other reference, it clearly wasn't....sorry John. RIP.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Croc Breath

This was a piece I did back in school. I just found it in the garage and added a little editorial.
It was done with Prismacolor Pencils on Color-Aid paper which was a favorite technique I employed for awhile in the days before Photoshop existed. The paper has a bit of a "tooth" and the pencils just take very nicely to that surface. I clearly didn't have the patience to do a better job on the label at the time.