Sunday, November 1, 2015

Illustration West 54

One of the most important parts of the illustration business is the Annuals.  Organizations like American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators put out a big fat book every year full of what they consider the best illustration art of the past 365 days.  I've been submitting to a bunch of them every year since college.

I finally got in Illustration West 54, so yay!  It's a sign that the new direction I've been taking is working.

Here's the piece that was chosen:

and here's the cover of the annual:

Monday, October 5, 2015

Inktober the Fifth


 An Elder Thingy from At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft. In preparation for my graphic novel, I wanted to depict it unusually, like something you might see in a coral reef or a botanical garden or an LSD trip. But I also wanted to brush up on my quill pen skills. I skirted the edge between the those ideas and making it textually accurate, and as such feel I failed at all but the last.