Autopsy of “Desert Anthem” (34” x 14” / 2011)
Here is a very simple, flat color build. Essentially a pink background with deep blue and magenta animals. I had the colors for this one in my head from the get-go, but getting them to gel right took some fine tuning.
The layers pretty much speak for themselves, I think.
Autopsy of “Sara’s Discography” (11” x 14” / 2010)
This was originally worked on to become an album cover that didn’t end up working out, so I fleshed out the rest of it (the last pic was the intended album art cropping).
Pretty simple build with some lines for shade around some of the edges.
Other going’s on’s at Facebook and Kickstarter.
Autopsy of “Sight of the Surgeon” (12” x 12” / 2010)
This is one of the more popular peices I see poping up online, so I figured I’d show some of the details to building it. Based very much on 80’s and 90’s metal, punk, and skater art, it was an experiment to mix the use of flat colors with line work and stippling.
It’s all pretty self-explanitory from here. Color layers, some highlights and then some shadow lines on the skin/background.
“Elephants in Rooms” (2011)
Autopsy of “Gooseland” (12” x 15” / 2010)
I did a series of these desert-themed prints featuring different birds and a desolate landscapes in 2010. I like the look of desert plants, trees, flowers, etc. This series was started as nothing more than a simple study; it turned into something that I actually colored and printed later on. This has rather limited color pallet beneath basic stippling and line work.
I drew this the first week after I graduated from Vancouver Film School. It led into the more current stuff I’ve been doing since.
“Ring of Love” (2011)
With some details of the inking done on bristol board.
With some details of the inking done on animation paper.
Autopsy of “On The Brain Grid” (11”x22” / 2011)
A lot of people called this Pope Child, though the thought going into this was not exactly that. I kind of drew it thinking it was a girl, too. So maybe that is why I never caught on.
I made these weird drawing of cats that were always centered in a grid of colorful lines when I was small. In retrospect, I think this is where I got this idea from.