Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Juxtapoz Ad for Canson USA

one of two illustrations commissioned by Canson USA for an advert about their new line of marker paper.  it was featured in the Oct 2010 issue of Juxtapoz magazine, out in newstands and bookstores right now!
since the ad used the b&w lines, i guess i'll post the marker + texture version~

Monday, September 27, 2010

light me up

ink sketch on Canson marker paper + photoshop color overlay (original sketch below)

conceptual sketch for a full-page ad for Canson USA, maker of high-quality fine art papers.  i ended up going in a different direction for the final illustration (which i'll post later), but i wanted to share this anyway~
incidentally, it does fit quite well with the Illustration Friday weekly topic of "old-fashioned."  how convenient! :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cretacolor on Canson

i just realized i haven't posted any life drawings in ages!  i still find these studies to be immensely helpful, but they're such a pain to scan... anyway, here are my best sketches from yesterday's session.  same model as the last post, woo~

sketched these with a Cretacolor "Monolith" pencil (6B) in a Canson XL mixed media pad.  this paper has a really great tooth/texture for taking extra-soft lead! i received a sample of it a while ago, now it's my favorite sketchbook~ :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

fall evenings

sorry to go so long without an update, life's been hectic!  here's a brush pen doodle turned lighting test sketched on Canson bristol paper, my preferred surface to ink on ...  i'm having lots of fun testing out new papers and mediums lately~ :)

kudos if you can guess who the characters are...