Thumbails. Graphite on Bond, 2.5 x 4".
Last week, I realized that I had forgotten to submit something for the "I am 8 Bit"
show. I also needed to create a cover submission for the SOS anthology. >
Sketch. Graphite on Bond, 8.5 x 11".
Using the pyramid from Qbert as a basis for the composition, I brought in elements from my story in SOS, fusing a surreal narrative with classic video game iconography.>
Graphite, Blue Pencil and Acrylic on Cream Rives BFK, 22 x 30."
I originally intended to fully paint the piece, but I was desperately short on time. (Since coming back from Sydney, I've finished an image for the LA Book Fair, an illustration for the 40th anniversary issue of Rollingstone, and a cover for Fables 64, with new and old projects in waiting in the wings.) It was a bit frustrating, since I had lost some of the line work under the paint after I decided to take it into photoshop.>
Finish. Photoshop CS2, 8 x 12", 600 dpi.
Since "SOS" is a very simple ambigram, I wanted the image to work in the same way. In fact, it might even work better upside down. The work is so new I have trouble judging it at the moment.
Prints of Qbert
are now available.