Jun 22, 2013

Climbing a barnacle

Ollie climbing up the side of a barnacle. I'm trying out a night color pallet to get a sense of how much I want to see in the flashes of lightning.

I feel pretty good about this one and can see something similar making it into the book as a final piece of art.

Silhouettes on Sandstone

I'm still trying different looks for the sandstone.  When you go to a sandstone beach the rock tends to be a flat grey, at least the ones I've been to aren't very colorful. It's been worn into amazing shapes by the tide but very dull in color.

The good part about that is I can bring in as much color as I want from the sky or sun. In this painting I was really trying to limit the pallet of colors I was using which feels more successful than some of my other works so far.

I like the depth of the different ridges of stony beach receding into the distance in this one. Having the bright light in the background also allows for keeping our heroes mysterious.

Jun 20, 2013

A quick pencil sketch

Just another pencil sketch. Playing around with posing, both Ollie and Snarz look pretty happy here.

I created this using the digital pencil tool in artrage.

Jun 7, 2013

Crab claws quick sketch

Just a quick sketch of Snarz showing his menacing pincers, and Ollie copying him. I'm going to try and get in the habit of posting more quick little ideas like this.