Monday, October 13, 2008
A couple that my wife and I have known for years are due to have a baby any time now.... And I got to thinking of those first few months whereas my wife (Heather) and I struggled to understand how to properly use all of that baby paraphernalia that seemed so important to keep the little grub alive and happy. At the time, I was attending the Art Center in Pasadena and found that one of my requirements was to fill a sketchbook spread with drawings of items that followed the same theme. As a result, I present to you this old sketch... dredged up from the depths of my school years.
"But still good... yeah... still good."- As Stitch once said.
P.S. If you're wondering who "Stitch" is, you probably don't have kids, and most likely have never been forced to watch the same Disney flick seventeen times in one week, and therefore probably wouldn't enjoy this little sketch anyway.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The whale and the boy are but a small part of a larger Illustration WIP (work in progress) for a children's book. I like the whale... and I decided to post him against the grey background to show how I often work. Painting over a nuetruel grey helps me to keep track of the values and chroma as I work. Pity that much of this whale will be covered by other artwork in the final piece. Aahh... such a shame...