Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

"Your Biggest Fan"

hope the kids reading this don't get headaches




the one with the kid alone on the basketball court is my favorite.

more korean kids books

these are from one of the two books i was assigned. here are the opening lines to give you a taste of the text:
"The November wind biting at his back, and bones was colder than he thought a wind could ever be.
And crueler."
ooh. these books are meant as educational tools. i'm assuming this one's intended as a lesson on comma placement



there are five more from this book.
not sure if i'll use relief too much more, though it's not as much of a pain in the ass as one'd think

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

messin around in alaska

painting in my uncle's garage. loosening up before i make some tourist-approved/friendly art


maybe the tree one will get fixed up and become something, the sock puppet fish are sadly slated to be painted over bigtime

Sunday, July 12, 2009

a few more




from a while ago

these are the finished ones.






there are a few more from this book that don't need to be up here

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

messed up last one




this is the one with the face that's close to being changed. we'll see

5/26




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these should be final. that lady's face looks sort of messed up- in a good way?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

could be..



these might be done. unless i decide to paint all the buttons

Thursday, May 21, 2009

3 @ 3/4 done





these are all 3/4 or less done. all missing the crucial element of this goddamn button. which i'm still not sure how i'll render. there are about 4 more at this stage but dont look as good

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

firstdraft


before i changed it, this'd been a lot yellower. which was not good. the curtains feel heavy- wonder if it's keeping things grounded or weighing them down. somethin's gotta happen with that rug

Sunday, May 10, 2009

small


yeah, i'm working on new stuff. nothing i need to put up here yet. i'll possibly be putting things here in the next few weeks as it helps me look at things from a distance. if that makes any sense

Monday, March 30, 2009

update


something good needs to happen to this one soon or it'll be abandoned


getting the other kid to look like this one will be a challenge- monoprint is a delicate technique, not easy to get the same effect. need to think of an oil paint additive that would make it thicker. wax medium? japan dryer?
the boxes with the rooms need either to be more separate from each other or from the background- been messing around with different possibilities to shitty results. maybe a fresh, suntanned eye will find the answer- till after florida!

Friday, March 20, 2009

update



little less creepy, perhaps.

boring version of this new one, redrawing the kids and figuring out good colors, they need to stand out more. thinking about putting a floor plan layout in the background maybe with some dotted lines to show where they're running, woodgrain not cutting it, not even close. does need something there though. maybe i'll post the old version. nope, too embarrassing,

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

didnt post pic last time

minor changes

altered that one slightly- my backspace button seems to be on the fritz- changed some tones using pshop brushes that later'll be replaced with ink wash. trying to use the pshop tools as sparingly as possible to create the work- mostly to combine preexisting elements. as i'm using this thing mostly as a note to self space for my art plans (writing on library receipts not cuttin it anymore) i'm planning on re-doing #s 5,6,&8 of this shitty book. also, cut out pieces of paper and either scan them or photograph(could look cool) as opposed to filling in blocks of color in pshop. and on #5 remember to use your own dimensions for the composition, don't stick to the original size as it doesnt work for shit with that image. also take liberties with the drawing, maybe the hatted kid should be jumping up higher from the couch and little kid have more interaction with bed. dont forget do draw borders for the individual boxes, maybe plan out ahead of time if theyll be angled- don't do it in pshop. maybe each box could have its own color scheme do separate them more clearly

Monday, March 16, 2009

about that thing below this

so the top image is a new version of the old one, which is on the bottom (that middle was an early, timid attempt to fix it up).
top one's a work in progress. next time i work on it: make the kid look less like a corpse. maybe more color in that face?

re-do caught you






this is one of eight images from a kids book i illustrated, i rushed the project and the result is a pretty lame book. but now i know what not to do next time. so i'm re-doing this thing.