Wednesday, 22 February 2012

"Zodiac Dim Sum" leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

I had a great time coming up with Chinese zodiac character illustrations for a year-end review of all the unsavory and tragic moments of 2011 in last year's December issue of GQ magazine. Definitely a challenge in making sure that each animal communicated each action at such a small final reproduction size. It was a short and sweet assignment that was designed by my super-talented friend, Chelsea Cardinal. Besides helping to art-direct the magazine, she also is a wonderful illustrator. I highly recommend checking out her site at

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Airing things out [Part 2]

Last summer, Rumble Productions asked me to do a promotional image for them based on Greg MacArthur's, "Snowman". Unfortunately I didn't get to see the play live, but it was a great deal of fun and a challenge distilling the script into the image that you see displayed below. I'd really like to do more of this kind of thing.

The final image sans text.

 Some of the thumbs that were shown/rejected.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Airing things out [Part 1]

To breathe some new life into these parts again, here are some odds and ends / process shots of a few illustrations from somewhat recent months.

I had the pleasure of doing some really, really small character illustrations based off of cosplayers for a comicon themed information guide designed by a former instructor of mine, Alison Miyauchi. Final production size would be about an inch, so minimal details could be afforded to their designs.

Last December gave me the opportunity to finish up my first tattoo design commission for a private client with very specific requests. The final piece itself will span an their entire chest. Shown here are the rough sketches I did and the final image itself.

More to follow in the next few days.