Monday, December 31, 2007

Last Pirate Painting of 2007!

I sneaked another painting in before the end of the year. This is another painting in the "Blood Volcano" series. This one is titled The Caribbean Saves the BlackHeart. Its a gouache painting on Rives BFK tan, and is 16 1/2" wide x 22" tall.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Pirate Sketch!

I've been working on a lot on the Blood Volcano series of pirate paintings, but I haven't quite finished any. I have been doing some sketches on my tablet PC on the train, though. This is a sketch for "head island", done in Alias Sketchbook. This locale may make a cameo somewhere in the Blood Volcano series.

Monday, August 27, 2007

More Updates on The Kid's Book. Here a few of the interior images. They are black and white, sorta half-page images like old kid's book interiors used to be. Done with india ink, brush, and crow quill pen. They still need some tweaking, that I'll hopefully find time for.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Book Cover!

I'm doing illustrations for a children's book that my Grandfather wrote as a favor to my mom. Not my normal "cup of tea", but it gave me an excuse to break out the paints. I'm going for a old, somewhat classic "storybook" sort of feel. Kinda retro without looking like the 50's modernist stuff that I like so much. I have some black and white's to do for the interior still. The cover features "jumpy" the jumping horse and "taco" the flying dog (part of the reason his ear's are so big).

And since its been a while since I said so, fuck you, Microsoft.