Thursday, February 25, 2010

Prisoner: Early Inks and Colors

Working on a children's book with characters that will also be featured in an online comic strip. This is some early coloring I did to get ideas for how the characters looked when together on the same page. I think this expression sums up the hamster's personality pretty well.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Old Art Books

I found an old oversized art book by Jack Hamm that I bought at a flea market a few years ago, so I worked on some warm-up sketches from it. The character featured here is not the kind of person I would want to enter a business deal with, but he looks like he could direct an interesting circus sideshow exhibit or medicine-man show. Shady, but big and boisterous. Had fun inking this in a moleskin notebook, and Inkscape for the final version.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Elements of Cover Art

I sketched and inked the complete cover for the book I'm working on, then scanned the elements separately. This allowed me to move the characters around on the cover and experiment with the layout. I was really happy with the final look.