Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sometimes I Just Want to Draw Pretty Ladies in Nice Clothes...

Drawn from my head, outfit reference from Nylon magazine, a great resource for fashion ref. And pretty ladies. Did you know they have a Nylon for guys?

...Natasha, what have you done to me?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pinups on Parade

A selection of pinups for various clients and friends, all published or soon to be:

For Issue 2 of Ryan Ferrier's TIGER LAWYER, being released this summer.

For the May issue of Stephen Magazine, an article celebrating the Centennial of the Calgary Stampede. The whole issue can be viewed online here.

For this past April's Calgary Expo souvenir book, the theme once again being Dreams and Wishes. I had a couple of good sketches in my sketchbook and with the quick deadline on this one (during an especially hectic school week) I decided to incorporate and finish them up with colour and random floating staircases. And forehead keyholes to bring it all together.

Is a Malaysian dream warden a real thing, or did the writers of Batman Forever just make it up to add a little spice to their ridiculous movie? Regardless, it got to me.

Coming soon: TURNBUCKLE JUSTICE, the full story.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Evolution of Extinction

The Evolution of Extinction
(see below for detail pics)
I know, I know, with a title like that you're probably thinking:

"Ugh, drama queen."

But I had this idea last year as I contemplated the endless pattern/cycle of violence in which man is embroiled: from the first early man who killed his fellow monkey with a rock, to the Greeks vs Persians, the Crusades, World Wars and finally to the men in suits who fight for control of the big red button. I imagined one Atlas-like fellow doing his best to hold back the barrage from consuming the children of future generations, represented by the hologram of the little girl. Is this an act of futility? Can this tidal wave be halted? Whether this is a an optimistic or despondent piece depends on your personal perception, I suppose. And it just happened to sync up with the final project in Figure Illustration, a procession with at least 8 figures.

Well, I definitely met that mission requirement. Actual size of this piece is 16" x 40" which makes it the largest thing I've ever worked on. 

Stuff I like: the costumes, most of the figures are pretty good anatomy-wise, good energy.

Stuff I hate: the composition got away from me. I wish I had kept everyone on the same plane, creating more of a crashing dominoes feel. And this could be way messier, grittier. The colour could use some tweaking, as usual. As could the values.

I broke it up so you could get in close and enjoy the grisly details.