Sunday, April 27, 2008
A book cover I did a while back for a murder mystery called "Body in the Basement" by Katherine Hall Page.
This edition is no longer in print, so the current cover is different.
airbrushed acrylics on illustration board
Another wrinkly image, this one for "The Last Good Kiss" by James Crumley.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), as well as most government institutions are not only primitive in their structure, but are "manned" by sub-humans with a sour disposition and the I.Q. of a sponge. Just kidding... I love you guys, especially next month when I have to renew my drivers license. You guys ROCK!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
This is an homage to two illustrators whose work I have admired for decades; Gilbert Stone who made the distorted portrait famous, and C.F. Payne who perfected the mixed-media layering technique that I used for this piece. Payne also distorts his figures from time to time and pays homage to Gil Stone as he does so. Of course, stretching the figure isn't a modern phenomenon, and these guys' work is an homage to the Renaissance masters like Boticelli and the Mannerists who idealized the human form by distorting the proportions to create a more idealized figure.
This was done as a technique demo for one of my illustration classes, and the model is a student of mine named Jill.