Monday, December 31, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

12-28-12

i've been chipping away at the Goat illustration for HEAD MEDICINE for a while now.  all of the line art for the figures is done, soon to be all digitally assembled and colored up.

Goat is the winner of HEAD MED's Album of the Year ("World Music"), Song of the Year ("Goatman"), and Best New Artist.  next week i will be publishing the final artwork on HEADMEDICINE.blogspot.com along with a great Q&A with the band.

more on Goat HERE







Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12-19-12

"moody" shot of the pencils for my Soundgarden "King Animal" poster contest entry. better than just a photo of some blue line pencil art.  maybe.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

12-2-12

rough sketches assembled together for what will be an illustration of the mysterious new band Goat who emerged from the Swedish netherworld earlier this year.  more info and the music of Goat to be found HERE


Thursday, November 29, 2012

11-30-12

working with blueline pencil for the first time.  i will probably never go back to my previous method.  digital colors added.

this is all a quick first run to test things out for a far more involved version






Wednesday, November 7, 2012

11-7-12

illustration for the HEAD MEDICINE retrospective of the Black Key's Dan Auerbach's solo album, "keep it hid"



Sunday, October 28, 2012

10-28-12

final Egypt - "Become the Sun" album art, to be released by Totem Cat Records


Friday, October 26, 2012

10-26-12

waiting for the final scan of the album art, so until then, a self promotional piece...

Friday, October 19, 2012

10-19-12

tentative final color art for the Egypt album cover. maybe a little bit of digital work to come, maybe not.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10-10-12 (part 2)

the official rosetta stone for the new style.




10-10-12

i've been chomping at the bit to sit down at the drawing board all day today, it's been awhile since i've felt like that.  bought some liquid friskit to try masking areas out... this is going to be especially useful for painting snow for The Ballad of Louis Sweet.

tonite, i'm doing painting tests on the Egypt album cover


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

10-9-12

experimenting with watercolors and ink.

kind of a personal breakthrough, actually.  this is almost the exact style i've envisioned in my head for The Ballad of Louis Sweet.  i'm extremely excited about this little sketch.



Saturday, October 6, 2012

10-6-12

tentative final pencil art for the new Egypt album "Become the Sun"


Thursday, October 4, 2012

10-5-12

in progress desk shot of the pencil art for the Egypt album cover


Friday, September 28, 2012

9-28-12

i'm now officially at work on the album art for the new record from the mighty Egypt.  (more on Egypt HERE).  i'm really excited about this project, i'm hoping to have good stuff to show by the early part of next week


9-27-12

it might not look like much, but these are the rough layouts for the first chapter of a major project i'm writing and drawing, The Ballad of Louis Sweet... the story of an ice fisherman in 1954 lost for 7 days on an ice floe on Lake Michigan.

drawn 2 to a page at 3"x4", i have 90% of everything in my head down on paper at this stage. all of the design elements are figured out, and now it's just a matter of rendering it. there are very few questions i need to ask myself after these sketches are finalized. these are my maps to help me find my way.


































Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

8-25-12

some first draft character sketches for a new project with Jeremy Haun.  our follow up to 2007's Narcoleptic Sunday. 



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

8-8-12

i actually got a fan letter (gasp!) a month or two ago, and he asked for a small mace windu sketch.  i finally had a chance to slack at work so i had fun with this on company time. 



Monday, August 6, 2012

8-7-12

hmmm, these might be the final colors for the Battle of the Sea Titans teaser cover

still able to tweak things.  maybe i'll sleep on it and check back in the morning.