Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SNAFU Album Cover Progress Shots

A lot of people really liked the album cover I did for SNAFU's "Sick as Shit". I know it's old news now and most of you have already seen it, but when clearing out some pics on my cell phone I came across a couple progress shots and I thought I'd share them with you.
After the next few jobs I'm doing now (if I survive them) I'll be starting on new cover art for SNAFU's next album, it's going to be pretty rad.

After doing some sketches to try to achieve that balance between
stylization and a recognizable likeness, I solidify the drawing in ink.

Then I start laying dark areas to start giving some appearance
depth between the logos and the band, as well as lay in the background
color. The paint you're seeing is not watercolor, it's gouache.

After working in the background I felt it best to lock down the logos and puke
and do the figures last. With gouache a lot of colors don't overlap each other
well, so there's little room for my messy style, it's better to use detail brushes
and be precise. A little definition with some fine point makers helps as well.

After some discussions with the band on their apparel and colors,
it's safe to start filling them in. Small tweaks to highlights and shadows
continue in the logos as well. 

After wrapping up the the band memebers, some overall tweaks to the light areas,
dark areas, and levels of contrast help push the composition in the direction
i wanted. A good balance between a fun painting and an iconic album cover.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Marvel Sketch Cards Round 1

Contact me if you want to purchase any of these 1-of-a-kind sketch cards. Normal trading card size, 2.5" x 3.5". $7 each or 2 for 10. Free shipping! All cards come in protective sleeves. Buy 4 or more and get some free surprises from me as well. Free shipping, and I'll probably include a little freebie of some sort along with a rad thank you letter. Any collectors out there who want specific commissioned cards, I'm happy to do anything you'd like, contact me for details at Commissioned sketch card prices usually range from $10-$15 each.





Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Morrow Road HD Trailer

Filmed in hi-def, and available to view on the website is the new Morrow Road trailer, WINNER of the Audience Choice Awards at the Mitten Movie Project film fest (just 2 days ago)! Check it out!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Avengers TV Series Preview Sketch Cards!

Remember the classic 60s Avengers tv series? If you're European, you might! These are the preview sketch cards I did for Unstoppable Cards, gearing up for the 50th Anniversary Avengers card set where I'll be doing another ten sketch cards. Good luck getting your hands on any of these cards, they're one-of-a-kind and are likely to get spread across the globe. Hope you like my little 2.5" x 3.5" pieces of art featuring Emma Peel and John Steed!