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!
Ananth and I are gonna be at Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend! Look for us at table #W-33 against the back wall! We’re sharin’ a table with our good bro Magnolia who does the super rad comic Monster Pulse.
We’ll have copies of Johnny Wander #1-3, Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1-3, the Exquisite Beast, my B9 Kingdom art books, and a buncha prints, originals, totes and stickers! Hopefully we’ll see you there!
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.
Still in Japan for a few more days, but I put this together right before I left so I’m gonna post it now for you guys!
Here’s the Kawaii design, from initial concept to sketch, color mockup, and finished design. I’m really glad it resonated with people! The number of people who stated a desire to get it as a tattoo was astounding (which I’m cool with by the way, please send me photos if you get it done!) Anyway, thanks guys!
Hey guys! The Benign Kingdom Spring 2013 kickstarter only has a few hours left! If it reaches $50K, Evan, Becky, KC, and myself will do a fresh new jam poster that will be sent to everyone who receives a physical shipment! Also this group of artists is so rad, you guys. I’ve seen these books and they are gorgeous.