Monday, February 28, 2011

Return of Big Illustration Party Time

I'm very happy to report the return of Kevin Cross and Joshua Kemble's great podcast Big Illustration Party Time. After a year hiatus they start up not at the place they left off, but with new ideas, inspiration and direction about their lives, artwork and careers. It's great to see them back wiser and reinvigorated with a new energy to continue passing on their experiences to other Illustrators. Tune in and enjoy the Party!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Perspective Schmerspective!!!

I decided to pull this sketch that I'd done a little while ago to finish it up. Easy right!!? I need newer images for my portfolio. Images that are in line with the type of artwork I want to do.

Looking at the sketch I realized I had fallen into my old trap of designing right to left! So I flipped the image and went in to tighten things up. Everything was fine until I decided to do correct perspective on the room and block city. Jeezums!!! It is breaking me DOWN! LOL!

Does anybody have any ideas on how to get this to work better? Would the perspective on the block city be the same as the room. If so, it fisheyes SOO bad that it would make the room unreadable. When do you decide to forget the rules and just go with what looks ok versus what is actually correct and accurate? Everything actually looked ok until I decided to make it correct. Love to hear what you guys think!

Little Things

Love this video, Love this artist!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jonah Coloring Book Cover

Here's the cover for my next Coloring Book. The Story of Jonah. This is Pre their designer adding type and whatnot! As well as some sketches from the interiors.

I'll let you guys know a release date as soon as I know and post a finalized cover as well. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wisdom Wednesday-Lynne Chapman Part 5

The final in a series of videos on the Childrens Industry by Lynne Chapman. Enjoy!

Lynne Chapman on Sketchbooks from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.

Up Next, Childrens Book Illustrator Will Terry!