Rough Magazine Illustrations!!! Dec 07
It's been way too long since I've updated this thread, a shame especially after the nice comments..
shaoshao, Denysiuk - Thanks for stating those shoes are 'rockable', gotta like that. They are actually really comfortable, they arent as stiff as you would think, they have some bounce to them and the fitting and footbed are well designed (not by me, hehe). My wife was wearing them in Paris at a fashion show we went to and everybody was all over them. They are so expensive however (due to difficult production) that it's not such a big seller.
I designed a new construction, but can't show that yet because we are still in doubt if we're gonna produce them the way they are now, or change a few things.
koshime - I like the detail, mainly to try suggest some space. I found that you need to focus mostly with what to leave out though... Cheers man. Love what you're doing with your designs.
mbetteker - Thanks for the encouragement. Always nice to hear people think you're developing. I hope I am as much as I can.
Dile.exe - Thanks man. Hell yeah I continued posting. Just mostly in my sketchbook. I'm gonna try update this thread more though.
mbetteker2 - yeah, I'm working on a little series with both day and night versions of the same scapes. Should be finished next March...
Voodoochile - I wish I knew something about colour though man. It's nice to hear you appreciate it, but I feel I have no clue yet. Gotto skill up on that..
Love that work-through you posted in your book. Keep painting man.
dhilipsomesh - Cheers man.
Hazaeon - Thanks, I'm always amazed how some of the old Japanese printmakers could prodce so mich atmosphere with such simple graphic means. Truly inspiring.
Bendragon - Glad you like them.
max xiantu - Wow I tried that myself but found it to busy to work against.. Glad you like though. See you later man.
Idiot Apathy - Come over any time you like bro. I don't have a sofa, nor space but I'm sure you'll enjoy Ueno parc and the homeless tents. I'd join you too. Seriously.
BOON - cheers, much love back<3
Alright, the new work. Well actually two months old. These were done for the singer of a Japanese pop/rock/boys band in a special about him in a luxury rock magazine here in Japan... I'm posting these now because after these were done, the band and the management really liked it and asked me to do their tour book. I'm finishing that up now and I'll post when it's out.
For these pages it was the first time to get together and I really thought they wanted me to do some gothic/poppy ornamental stuff. Their stylo and type of music is very far from my own and I thought they wanted me to fit in. I showed them some sketches and illustrations and said 'this is the sort of thing I can do' - which is what they liked. They wanted to have the rough stuff and they wanted to do something toally different from before. It was to be six full pages, five illustrations; one spread and four singles. Everything had to be cut out, drawn and composited in 2,5 days...
Before the photoshoot I drew a lot of thumbnails for poses etc. and during the shoot I was in the studio with scanner and laptop and sketching while downloading the photos from the photographer and doing rough composits right there. It was nice working like a sort of visual jam session with all the different peeps. And it was nice to do something totally different from the elaborate cityscapes - these all had to be done real quick and even though they're really simple I had to make a huge pile of failures before I got something I thought remotely worked.
So they're basic and rough and I still don't know what to think of them, but instead of thinking what I would have wanted to do different I decided to take those ideas for another project..
I know its not the standard concept art / realistic painting material, but would love to hear some thoughts.