Archive for the ‘Illustration‘ category
One of my illustrations was selected by Spectrum for the second consecutive year for inclusion in their annual Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the authoritative publication in the field of science fiction and fantasy art. The chosen image was the Halloween-themed illustration “Trick”.
I have recently created an illustration for Samsonite, a large scale image representing Manhattan for print on hardside luggage. A rush job, most of the line art was executed in a single 16 hour session of drawing.
King of the ILL is a character design tournament in which tag teams designed by students from the Montserrat College of Art face each other in a juried competition. The 2011 edition, organised by Kelly Murphy and I, is judged by an all star jury of artists and designers, Ann Smith, Cutter Hutton, Paolo Rivera, Scott Campbell (“Scott C.”) and Willie Real.
I have recently created an illustration depicting an enchanted letterpress workshop, where the presses and power tools come to life at night. While the full illustration can be viewed here on my portfolio, I thought I would reveal some close ups of details that I enjoyed devising for this piece.
I took the opportunity to subtly insert a number of favourite covers, writers or subjects on the dancing sheets of paper which are shot out of the enchanted presses: Euclid’s Elements, Edgar Allan Poe, Sherlock Holmes, the Book of Changes, Titanic newspaper announcement.
Adolphe Mouron Cassandre’s legendary poster L’Atlantique, Méliès’ Le Voyage dans la Lune.
Scattered pages of Euclid’s Elements, Da Vinci drawings and imaginary anatomical illustrations.
A special guest, the studio cat.
I was commissioned by PLAN ADVISER‘s art director SooJin Buzelli to create an illustration for the “microscope” feature of their November – December 2010 Issue. I chose to limn blossoming city-flowers to illustrate the article “Micro Giants”, which investigates the new frontier in the small- to micro-plan market.
The illustration is a pencil drawing which I digitally coloured: