Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I'm very excited to announce that I have been invited to be a Special Guest at Wizard World Chicago in August of 2011 and Wizard World Winnipeg in October of 2011. These guys are one of the best in the Convention business and I'm sure it's going to be a show to remember! For more information hit the link at the bottom of this post or at that the top of my page!
I'm equally excited to announce that I have been invited to the Paris Star Wars Convention in May. That show is one of the best in the world and I hope to see you there! I'll have links and info as they become available!
See you soon!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
The Walt Stanchfield Lectures: Volumes One and Two
DRAWN TO LIFE
20 GOLDEN YEARS OF DISNEY MASTER CLASSES...
if your an illustrator or Comic artist, you might read this sub title and think to yourself that although this might be an interesting book, it's not for you, after all your not an animator. In my opinion, it's worth a closer look. I highly recommend these books to all story tellers in the visual arts. Walt Stanchfield's lectures are not only a treasure chest of information on the thinking that goes into drawing, visualizing, and preparation but a bible on the Psychology and the philosophy of drawing, seeing, and being, in relationship to the task of creating. I wasn't prepared for the in depth lectures on attitude, ego, and disappointment, which most of the artists I've met, in any field, seem to deal with quite a bit. Both volumes are pure gold, If I were to sum up these books in one sentence it would be; Finely tuned storytelling for the visual artist! do not let these books slip through your fingers, they'll cost a lot more when they're out of print...and right now, given the content, they are practically free.
Check the link,
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Conan: Road of Kings Cover#3
This is the finished cover for Conan: Road of Kings#3 and some of the layouts I did for this piece. Just a side note: An obvious criticism of this piece would be that the figure's color appear unaffected by the environment. I made a this choice on purpose, as an experiment for my own purposes, it was a conscious decision.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Road to Kings layout and the mistakes that came with it
This is the layout for the second cover. I made the worst mistakes you can make when designing a cover.
The 1st. I fell in love with the composition (at the time I did it. you could call it infatuation, it goes away later)
The 2nd. I didn't take the copy into account, so the composition would not work as the cover because there would be no room for the title of the book.
Which brings us back to mistake number 1. I should have re-visualised and redrew the idea, fixing the composition with a new idea based on the space I had. Instead, because I was infatuated with my first comp, I tried to save it...which I guess would be mistake number 3.