Remember when you were in school and you would draw the names of your favorite bands all over your notebook? Well, I couldn’t sleep last night but I also couldn’t will myself to work on any of the multitude of things I should have been working on…so I regressed to my adolescence and made a fanboy doodle. Probably not many of the same names I would have put in when I was 15, but some are the same, certainly. Size and boldness generally reflects importance, but not entirely consistently. Also, I ran out of room or just plain forgot a lot of names. It was late, gimme a break.
Archive for January, 2011
Tags: devo, doodle, dr. seuss, drucker, escher, fanboy, guston, Julie Peppito, kaz, kliban, mirukami, obsessive, Pen & Ink, r. crumb, robyn hitchcock, rockwell, yerka
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Milo is drawing human heads, complete with eyes, nose and mouth. He says they’re pictures of Frank. This seems pretty advanced for a kid who just turned 2 1/2, but what do I know, I’ve never had a kid before. I don’t wanna be an obnoxious show-off dad…or maybe I do.
Here is the second sneak at the second book in Jennifer Nielsen’s Elliot series. This one features the same demon that features prominently on the cover. For this picture I took some inspiration from some of my favorite old sci-fi and sword & sorcery illustrators and cartoonists, such as Frazetta and Wally Wood. I lost some of the motion and drama that was in my first sketch (which I’ll post tomorrow), but it still looks pretty good I think.
Tags: demon, Elliot & The Goblin War, Elliot & The Pixie Plot, Illustration, jennifer nielsen, monster, Pen & Ink
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The second book in the Jennifer Nielsen’s series of books about Elliot, an awkward but intrepid young boy who finds himself in the middle of some wild Elf-Goblin-Brownie-Demon conflicts, will be released soon. I just finished up the interior illustrations and I’m looking forward to working on book three. Once a week I’ll post a selected image from the interior illustrations, up until publication. This is one of my favorites, depicting Elliot forced into a fight-to-the-death with his old nemesis, a goblin named Grissel. The crazed and rabid audience of howling goblins was fun to draw. See if you can spot the tea party references in the crowd.
Tags: Elliot & The Goblin War, Elliot & The Pixie Plot, goblin, goblins, Humor, Illustration, jennifer nielsen, Pen & Ink
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It’s been a while since I posted one, but yes, I have continued to paint my garbage, although not as frequently as I would like. As usual, oil on canvas, 8×10 inches. Paintings in this series are $400 each.