Friday, February 17, 2012

A whole lotta llustration, a little graphic design...

Here's a book cover I made for Graphic Design for the Illustrator, for a collection of storied by Isaac Asimov.

The title is not that of the original collection, but one of the stories from it which the illustration is based on. I went for a bit of a retro feel with the illustration and the text. Medium is pen and ink with digital color and values, with torn, crumpled, and scanned paper for the title box, text box on the back cover, and texture on the back cover.
It seems like most of the work in this project was the illustration, the graphic design part was actually pretty simple.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Busier than a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest...

...But here's my faithful Friday blog post, as usual.
First off, an update on the main source of my busy-ness, the robot PI painting. This thing seems like it has been taking forever... I think it's the technique I chose. But latelty I've been employing what I call the "grisaille-a-prima" technique, and that seems to be helping thing come along nicely.

 On another robot-related note, I've been working on some book jacket illustrations for a collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov in Graphic Design for the Illustrator. Here's the front cover so far, needs solid blacks and some digital spot color:
 And the back cover. text goes in the blank spot, we're using lorem ipsum (filler text).
 These are based on the (very) short story Insert Knob A Into Slot B from the collection. Both drawn in pen and ink.
And here's a logo I designed, that appears on the crate on the front cover, stretched and squished in photoshop to fit the perspective, and will also appear on the "book"'s spine.

See y'all later!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Robot P.I. progress

 I don't have much to say today, but here's an update on the robot P.I. painting:
Thanks to my friend, Holly, for letting me use her phone to take a picture of this at last night's impromptu painting party on the 7th floor (illustration floor, top floor 'cuz we're the best). Coulda used my phone, but the photo would've been the size of a postage stamp and terrible quality.
I'm using the grisaille technique in this painting. Click the link and educate thyself because I can't be arsed to explain it at the moment.
I don't have much time to finish this and I've got a lot of work to do, so I'll be back later with more goodies!