Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spectrum & Stuff!

So I found out what I got into Spectrum, and it is as follows:


Hooray! I couldn't be more happy that I got these two in, I was guessing that if I got picked, they'd probably pick one or the other, but it was a pleasant surprise that both got in! Congrats to everyone else who made it! I'm excited to see the final book in the fall when it comes out.

In other news, here's a taste of a recent assignment for Muse magazine that I was involved in. It was a multi-page story with varying sizes of illustrations about "The Invisible World". The end result of the magazine pages and the layout looks different than it does here, but I'm including the lo-res pages as an example of what I was working with. Here's the first!

I'll be posting more later.

Also, if anyone knows a good dentist/endodontist in Baltimore, let me know! When I was back in Chicago this weekend I found out I had to have a root canal (great surprise!) because apparently there's been an infection in my tooth for several years now, left over from when I fractured my jaw/teeth in highschool from fainting. Never fall on your jaw. It's a gift that keeps on giving. I got the first part of the root canal done, but I still gotta get the rest taken care of...there's just something inherently creepy about getting your teeth drilled into. Brrrrrr!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

BIG HUGE posts!

Well folks, Big Huge Games, the videogame company I worked at for 7ish months, was dropped from THQ a few weeks ago and it looked like they might have been toast. Fortunately they are not, and unfortunately they still had to let go of a lot of lovely people. While I was at BHG I mostly worked on a fun Animalcrossing/Zelda-ish game they were developing for the Wii. I also worked a tiny bit on the more realistic epic fantasy RPG they were also developing, and I'll put that work at the end of the post.

It's sad that both these games have been permanently shelved, but it does mean that I get to share some of the work I did. As you can see, a lot of it was idea-generating and not as polished as my illustration stuff, so it was an interesting adjustment for me. It also got me hooked on sketching on the computer.

So without further ado, here's a bunch of my concept work!
(all work copyright THQ, drawn by me!)

Two posters I drew up for the Wii game:

HI FIVE! Soda-can style.

Aaaand a few bits for the fantasy RPG (you can see the style is much different):

Thanks for lookin'! I will be posting some more illustrations soon!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

And Now for Something Completely Different

Can you guess who this happy man is?

I certainly hope so, because it's supposed to be Cedric the Entertainer!
This was done for Los Angeles Confidential magazine, for an article that Ced wrote himself about his 4 favorite gadgets. The fantastic four are as follows: His Iphone, MagicEye cinema glasses for his ipod, a cool watch with a clear background (so anytime someone asks the time, he can say "It's skin o'clock"), and the Magic Bullet.

This is my second attempt at a portrait/caricature-- the first one being the hypnotic David Bowie I did for my fashion class' art show a year ago.

Things have changed. (although Bowie will remain eternal) Any caricature advice appreciated--this is still a very new thing for me!