Sketch, Graphite on Bond, 5.5 x 8.5", 2008.
A new story arc begins as Pinocchio gives a tour to a mystery guest around New York City.>
New Yorker Target, Graphite and Digital, 2005.
The composition is much like an earlier work I had created for Target. Perhaps the reason for this continuity is that the grid-like layout of the city makes me think of an isometric drawing populated by a menagerie of characters. I've always loved the work of eBoy
, and I have a great poster they did of New York hanging in my house.>
Drawing, Graphite and Blue Pencil on Rives BFK, 14 x 21", 2008.
It's not a true isometric drawing, though, as all the perspective is roughed-out and eyeballed.>
Digital Color Process.
My "flats" are on the left, and an early version of the cover is on the right.>
Finish, Photoshop CS2, 7 x 10.5 @ 500dpi, 2008.
After a few layers of texture, some stickers and graffiti, I adjust the colors and control the values to direct the flow of the composition. Thinking about the "traffic" of lines and colors makes me realize that the one-way sign is pointing in the wrong direction, or rather, the taxi cab is driving the wrong way down a street in front of a cop.
I'll be at Meltdown Comics this Sunday
to celebrate the release of Meathaus S.O.S. Hope you can make it!