Thursday, February 10, 2011

Read Before Dating.

I recently had an opportunity to illustrate the front and back covers for a nice little book aimed at 'tween girls. As I was gathering reference at bookstores, I did get quite a few weird stares as I rifled through the 12-16 year-old girl section...uncomfortable...

From a subject matter and style point of view, it was a bit different for me - but had a lot of fun! Coming to a bookstore near you.

Photoshop / Painter / Illustrator

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crazy Eyes.

It's been a long time. Wanted to see where this painting could go without any preliminary sketches...just started painting. This also gave me an excuse to give Painter 11 a whirl. Not seeing much of a difference with the software, really. I think this is a version most can skip...


I tried to save as many times as possible, in attempts to see where I'm making progress or just noodling. Here are a few lo res process (if you want to call it that) shots:

The good news is that while painting this I came up with an idea for a series...looking forward to that!