Monday, September 28, 2009

start of a new ill

This is the start of a new illustration. We had to come up with a drawing to illustrate a story, It's kinda long so I can't really go into alot of detail. The gist of it is about a father and a son's relation ship that focused around hunting and the father's obsession with guns. And there's a divorce, they grow apart and the dad kills himself. Kid inherets all the guns, regrets their relationship and goes a little nuts. Something along those lines, hope i didn't spoil the story for anyone.

So my original idea was going to be a small silhouette of the son walking into the woods with his rifle while in the background the a huge looming profile of his dad which is made out of guns. In the end my teacher decided that the face made out of guns was a strong enough image to stand on its own.

Here's the base ink drawing of the dad.

And here's a rough test of how I might incorporate the guns into his head. It's too subtle though. I'm going to try and look for ways to convert larger shapes on the face into gun form.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lambo Gangstas

This is a piece made for an article about modern muscle cars. I chose the Lamborghini Murcielago because it was the coolest looking out of all the ones we had to choose from.

The concept for this illustration started as a kind of biker gang, but replacing the tough guys with nerdy, old business executives and of course replacing the Harleys with the cars. In the end it didn't work out exactly how I intended but it still portrays the same basic concept I was going for. I just wanted to show how the cars are a very strong status symbols and how it makes the owners feel.


Im still trying to figure out exactly how i want to finish it. I hadn't intended it to be an ink piece but time was running short and it's the fastest way I can make a final. I would have preferred to do it in acrylics but that'll have to be for another time. This version will probably be finished digital.