Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Have you heard the news that you're dead?

I took a break today from working on my book. I had downloaded the new My Chemical Romance song from "The Watchmen" soundtrack on iTunes and couldn't get enough. It's way stripped down from their last album "The Black Parade", A straightforward punk cover of the dylan song "Desolation Row" and it's awesome! I can't wait for their new album later this year.
I was inspired to create a concert poster for their show i saw last year at the warfield in san francisco. buy a print here :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

i've gotta live on an island to find the juice

I woke up on new years morning with an idea for a children's book. I sat down at my desk to write it down and it just poured out. Since working in the video game industry didn't allow me much time to work on my own art, this has been a refreshing start to the new year.
The past few weeks i have working pretty diligently on the illustrations. Here's the first image i created for the book, it's pages 33 and 34 out of 42 pages. I don't know why i started here, out of all the pages it was the easiest one to design. After finishing this one, i felt that i had the tone and style i wanted, and have used it as a template for the rest of the book. i now have about 75% of the book laid out and i hope to be done with it by the end of february. I'll hopefully post some more updates before i finish! What a great way to start out the new year :)