Autopsy of “Wormy Love Children” (12” x 30” / 2011)
I did each face and its set of creatures on separate pieces of paper. They were combined on the computer after they were inked and cleaned up.
This is one of the first pieces without stippling that I did in a long time. The worms are reoccurring in my stuff lately, as I am using them in an animation project that I’m currently developing (and need to keep sharp on drawing them).
I like drawing clothes and fashion and messing with color options. The male’s face is based loosely on an angry cat. The woman’s dress was a mix of two or three fancy styles I had pictures of.
The pink tie is based on a skinny tie I bought the day I began coloring this piece. It’s pretty much the same shade. If anyone comes across a violet vest like this and wants to make life imitate art, send it my way.
The pencil and ink was done on a sheet of feature film/large format animation paper before it was scanned and colored.
Lastly, “Lovely Couple” was made available as a print (giclee on stretched canvas) for a couple of gallery shows. If anyone wants to buy it, or make a fancy trade for something rad, let’s.
Autopsy of “King and Queen of Dinner Time” (19”x22” / 2010)
Part 1 of 2
So this one I actually drew in a notepad a couple of times when I had the idea. Rare that I have these early ideas but for some reason I saved these ones.
I tried to show some up-close details of the line work and stippling. The paper was animation paper, so the grain is really fine as compared to thicker stocks I use now. You can see that the lines are never really a perfect black and I don’t like to correct this too much once they are scanned. I like the imperfections to stay there.