Farewell to the Master

Science Fiction and Fantasy Illustration with Professor Ray Lago Rough and sketch phase Our next project is a full color book cover illustration for one of three science fiction stories. The options are Farewell to the Master (became a movie called The Day the Earth Stood Still),┬áTo Serve Man (became an excellent episode of The…

Cryptonomicon

I am working on a book cover for my Illustrator class. Illustrator is an Adobe program that uses vector based shapes to build an image. I started with a sketch followed by a color comp in gauche. I created a layer with the painting scan and then started building the final in Illustrator on a…

Dracula

I am working on a black and white ink drawing on scratch board for my Illustrator’s Heritage class. I have done a few versions of my concept. I am showing the moment in the woods where Vlad the Impaler is selling his soul to Satan in exchange for his immortality. This is only vaguely referred…

The Fall of the House of Usher

I am in a Horror/SciFi/Fantasy Illustration class. We started with the horror genre. Our first assignment was to do a black and white illustration for an Edgar Allen Poe story. From the story options we were given, I chose┬áThe Fall of the House of Usher. As I read the story I worked out a number…

Oil Painting

Let’s start off strong. I am taking a class called Materials and Techniques: Mixed Media. What this means is painting a classmate from reference photos. I chose my friend Colby as he does a weekly podcast and I thought it would be fun to illustrate him as a crazy radio host. He was kind enough…

Illustration and Me

I’m back! For a few years now I have been working my tail off in the illustration program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) here in New York City. I’ve been painting, drawing (a lot of figure drawing as you will soon see!!!), sculpting and generally honing my skills. The one thing I haven’t…