The flight of the conchords sketch is fun, too. I really dig your style. If I had one thing to say that might prod you, I might be so bold as to say that your style hasn't lent itself to a great deal of motion and action, but I think you could pull it off. The payoff would be incredible, methinks.
Definitely looking forward to seeing more!
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awesome stylised illustrations. love it
Hey man, I hear you on the action thing. It's good to hear you're exploring action, it will definitely widen your horizons.
But here's my two cents. While doing action, there's always a concern regarding the figures being in perspective. Even though that is important, I'd like to point out the obliqueness that I think is suffused in your art. You have a way of hitting gravity in tangents, an effortless defiance of classical composition values. It makes your work really stand out, and the same time gives it an authenticity; like when in life drawing sometimes we defy the rules when we see the situation in front of us isn't measuring up to a certain art law.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, don't get too caught up in trying to get things 'right' in action shots. I've gone down that road and suffered severely. And with that I shall end my rant. It has been quite long, especially considering I haven't seen your new action pieces yet. Which makes me feel a little stupid now to be honest.
Such an awesome style, i like the way you cut in and out forms, very simple and efficient,
keep on sharing!
s i m o n
NickyBeats - Yeah I love those games, cheers man!
nim - Thanks Nim, I love working like this!
p sage - Slowly plodding on with the story, but everything else is getting in the way haha.
Jeremy Swan - Thanks!
cl0aked - Thank you.
Vritra - Not at all man, it made total sense to me. I'm trying to make the action as equally abstracted as the way in which I paint - so I'm looking towards Bryan Lee O'Malley and Osamu Tezuka for inspiration, as opposed to Marvel or DC style
bouroune - Coming from a master of simplicity and efficiency - you humble me Sir!
So, exciting times!
The first image is going to be exhibited and auctioned off at the Society of Illustrators NYC in January!
I'm selling Giclee prints of the Back to the Future illustration, and all of the profits are going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research. Head over to my blog and pick one up!
Back to the Future illustration is soooo rad! Captures the fun spirit of the film perfectly.
lens flare renaissance
The last few updates are, as usual, incredible. I love the action piece, it's got so many things to rest your eye on once you've seen the major thrust of the action, so to speak.
It's a pleasure coming back to your sketchbook.
EDIT: The fox reminds me of a DOLOR cover, somehow.
Eightball_ - Cheers man, I'm trying to get better and tick more and more of those boxes.
Ludic - Thanks, I saw a woman on the street with one on and I couldn't tell if it was dead or not - then out came this pic.
Vritra - What a compliment! I'd love to have something in Dolor....if anyone out the is listening....haha
nim - Cheers mate!
sony - Thank you.
I was really inspired on a recent trip to Ellis Island:
Vritra - It depends what I'm trying to achieve really, I have a few custom brushes made by scanning traditional media applied to rough paper, but I also use textures laid on top of certain parts as well - glad you like what's coming out
'Separated' for illustration Friday!:
i can't remember if i've posted here before but i just had to say, your work is really really cool, i love that flight of the concords sketch and the egg. its inspiring and a really interesting style.
"the world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." - w.b. yeats
sketchbook. comments/advice appreciated (:
post 843... she is the best actress ı really like it.
my sketchbook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=173397
Thank you for the McFly piece, so good made my day also the egg concept is excellent cool idea
Aww poor eggs.