left-handed: north and kaia. ballpoint pen, photoshop.
More non-dominant illustrations. Posted the drawing of this one on twitter a while ago, but it took a long while to color. (Mostly due to going in and digitally re-coloring the rain with my left hand.)
For those keeping up with my health issues: my right hand is feeling minutely better from its respite, I appreciate the concern and the nice messages. I’ve now had an MRI but have not been diagnosed yet. Thanks everyone for your patience with me.
left-handed: wolf in the woods. ballpoint pen, photoshop.
My right wrist has been in bad bad shape lately, so I’m back to working with my non-dominant hand until I finish a couple rounds with doctors. Yesterday my personal challenge was fine detail x Ivan Bilibin.
One of my goals for this year is to become a better designer! I want to become smarter about using shape and color.
You can buy Lil’ Red and the wolf as earrings or a necklace over at Hey Chickadee! I received samples and they both came out really beautifully! While I’m here, both Johnny Wanderand I have collections at the site.
I drew this over the weekend as an experiment to see how quickly I could draw and ink something digitally. The pencils and inks for this were done in maybe 2 hours, which is amazingly fast for me since I tend to agonize over stuff!
Some UNNAMED PALS have been buggin’ me to draw Dhio not being decapitated or mutilated or in otherwise unhappy situations. The colors and texture were partially based off The Unicorn in Captivity, which my buddy Chelsea and I saw this past week.
Forged Iron process gif(6 color print). For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery. (final illustration)
The Arcana show at Telegraph Gallery is opening tonight! If you’re in the Charlottesville, VA area, you can buy this illustration as a 18x24” screened print! They’ll also be available at the Telegraph/SEIBEI table at NYCC! I will also be present there!!
Aaaa, I saw photos of final prints the other day and they look SO SO RAD!
I received several questions about the weird black lines that appeared during the process gif posted earlier. The gif probably moved too quickly to figure out what they correlated to, so I broke the composition down into a series of gifs.
Every aspect of the illustration was intentionally built to form a shape or line to draw the eye to the center top of the frame. You put them together and it draws your eye directly to the volleyball!
I was largely thinking about Kali Ciesemier's articles about composition and informal subdivision (check them out if you haven’t already!). I was never formally trained as an illustrator and in a lot of ways I feel like I’m mostly trying to emulate things I like and make what feels right to me, ha ha.
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Steam Sale Postcard. photoshop.
Valve got a buncha artists to do trading cards for this year’s Steam Summer Sale, and I got to do one! A big thank-you to the lovely folks at Valve who I had the pleasure of workin’ with. Thank you guys for asking me to draw burly men playing beach volleyball in various states of undress, it was so much fun.
The Summer Sale is still running til the 22nd and you can get my trading card on Steam ‘til then!
And the girl took the long, sharp hairpin that the man had given her And she cut the great black dog’s throat, from sternum to jaw And at the first prick of the hairpin, the dog went stiff and silent And fell, still as death And from the hole in the dog’s throat emerged the man His hair and skin and eyes still as black as the dog’s And his throat cut as the dog’s was From sternum to jaw