The End of Dracula (or the beginning)

The Illustrator’s Heritage with Professor Vincent DiFate Final Presentation and Critique I have finished and presented my black and white work for Dracula. This piece was done on clay board and painted with black ink. I then scratched the artwork back to the white board with a variety of different tools. Here is the final…

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…

Totems

Todays Urban Sketch. Totems from the airport. A little cheat since I took the photo at the airport and did it from that since it’s raining here.

Urban Sketching Today

Here is my quick sketch from today! It’s down at Lonsdale Quay. We sat at a small table and I drew and then painted away. The black pen ran into the watercolor but I actually think it looks better that way.

Lonsdale Quay

A quick Urban Sketch yesterday. I am in Vancouver, Canada visiting my mom. We sat and had lunch down by the water and I sketched the tugboat.