Friday, November 20, 2009

Formless - Seth Benson - Rough Sketches

Here is a board example, and a super rough sketch of how I want to treat the mood of the piece. I prefer a noir look. No idea.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Stage Designs

Wagner opera stage designs, Germany. H/T to Bucher.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Great festival.

Artist Profile: Basil Wolverton

A cartoonist, illustrator whose characters are grotesque, heavily detailed so each pore is revealed, while maintaining a sense of humor. With such twisted features of his characters, he also manages to keep to classic construction of the figure. Remarkable stuff. Most cartoonists who copy his or R. Crumb's style don't manage to do this, and the impact of the pose is lost. Marc Hansen who created Ralph Snart, is an exception.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Artist Profile: Per Kirkeby

A danish painter, and sculptor.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Artist Profile: A.J. Casson

A.J. Casson was a Canadian painter who has such amazing talent in composition, design, and color. He belonged to the Group of Seven, a team of Canadian landscape painters most active in the 1920s (Emily Carr is another famous painter from this group).

Artist Profile: Peter Doig

A Scottish painter who typically paints landscapes from photo references, but abstracts the image. I love him.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Artist Profile: Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle was a painter who worked with Disney Studios, most notably for concept art and backgrounds on the film Sleeping Beauty. His style and color palette, along with Mary Blair's, contributed to much of Disney's aesthetic in the 1950s. I fugging love this guy.

Artist Profile: John Watkiss

Browsing my host of illustration and animation blogs, I discovered John Watkiss. I don't always gravitate to this type of style, but when its done well, god damn is it visually compelling.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Great Preamble.

The intention of this blog is to share concepts and drawings for the upcoming graphic novella project:

WHEREAS the members of this blog share updates on set deadline dates.

WHEREAS each member is welcome to constructively critique or praise each piece when the artist invites such feedback.

WHEREAS I love writing like this.