Not the usual, obviously! For this assignment we were given a pop culture character to illustrate for a “field guide” at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo next year. Luckily, I got the only superhero I know anything about. If playing Spiderman 2 for several years has taught me anything, its that Spider-Man loves prancing about.
This illustration was done as a metaphorical character study. My character is a sailor’s wife and it shows her loneliness, anguish and anxiety. This style is a bit different than my usual linework, I really like how expressive the brush pen is.
The character herself was inspired by the music of Kate Rusby, specifically the song “Fare Thee Well”. Her music allowed me to get inside the head of a woman in this position, and help me to cultivate the atmosphere of the piece.
More concept sketches, this time: interior spaces.
Building concepts for this project. Just fun little sketches of buildings composed of mixed architectural styles.
A portion of a landscape I did today. The rest just looks unfinished and the composition was weird, so I won’t upload it. It’s for the book cover to a concept art project I’m working on. We have to compile all of our sketches into a book, so this is the cover for mine. More on this on monday, after I hand in the project itself. Lucky you! You get to see it bigger than life size! Forgive the sloppy line work.
Spot illustrations done for school. The first two are for an article on the Unsettlers, an awesome band from Quebec. The second two are advertising Mumford and Sons’ North American tour.
A rough sketch for an illustration I’m working on. It’s about a woman who is waiting for her husband to come home from sea, and all of the psychological torment that she endures. It’s more of a metaphorical piece about her state of mind, rather than a literal representation of her.
Another environment study for school. This time its of a creepy doctor’s clinic.
More concept sketches for an ongoing school project. Just trying to get a feel for the atmosphere of these places at this point.
Some landscapes done for this project. Each one is only a couple of inches high, they were really just done to explore mood.