Sunday, May 6, 2012

This is a concept piece for an alien birthing grounds. It can either be deep under sea or out in space, I kind of like the ambiguity. This was based on a bubble fractal in which I gave a creepy alien subject. I did the bubble fractal in illustrator and then painted over top in Photoshop.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Billy Joel

This piece was done first with cut out colored paper and then colored pencil on top of it. It was pretty tedious yet had a good finish.

Black Beard the Pirate

Blackbeard is known for giving pirates their look. He would dress all in black, braid beard with gold, and put canon fuses behind his ears. Right before he aboard a ship he would light the fuses and walk on in a gray cloud of smoke. Spooky, huh? Anyways eventually his pirating days ended off of the Carolinas. He was shot many times, and wounded by canon debris. Then they chopped off his head and kicked his body into the water. The story goes the body swam around eight times before it sank. After that they buried his body on over 400 Bahamian islands. After they decapitated them, they put his head on the bowsprit to show everyone the great pirate was finally dead. I decided to do a sculpture piece of Blackbeard's end. The head started out as just a strong wire frame. Then I put wire mesh over top to have something for the sculpey to attach upon. If you mix firm and soft super sculpey it makes a nice happy medium for adding detail yet still being able to mold without much trouble. Then after the sculpting I primed it and glazed on tones of acrylic. Then to add hair I used apoxy to smoosh the hair into and then I just painted around it. Also for a great skin texture I used crumpled up foil. For boat I split a old barn post and used a old piece of a horse tiller to connect the rope.

Jeremy Wade

This piece was done in honor of River Monsters. I got hooked for awhile, excuse the pun, and had sketch him out getting eaten by a huge fish. This eventually turned into a caricature. This was done in Photoshop.

How to Survive a Behavioral Interview

This piece was a gouache study that turned into a concept editorial piece for an article on how to survive a behavioral interview.

Modest Mouse

This was meant to be rather funky looking and disturbing. I think I succeeded. Anyways this sketched out and then scanned into illustrator.

Ten Second Rule

This piece was for a concept Velvet Ice Cream Advertisement. I wanted to get an older Rockwell style that would make this a fun yet aged design.