Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Bartender



And here's what was supposed to be the bartender. Not the classiest of characters but it takes all kinds to tell a story.

So as far as a link check out my friend and coworker's new site! He inspires me as an artist and as a person: http://cargocollective.com/conceptsbyjia

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Local Watering Hole

I have this feeling my blog has died, either from neglect, blogger dried up or the art got boring. So here's a new concept. First I have an initial sketch that was rejected:


Then the approved concept and a night version:



Followed by a detail of the back lodging area and it's night equivalent:


And the indoor/outdoor patio:



After the concepts are done I like to follow up with the artist building the designs by doing paint overs of the space as it's being built. This better helps guide the production artist towards the AD's vision or my own and also towards the quality level we're looking for. This collaborative process is a lot of fun and very rewarding.








On another note, this guy is great. He has some character concepts a few pages back that I just love. He has embraced that graphic style that I can't get enough of:
http://brianmatyas.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hard Surface




So this is foreign territory for me but an area I've really wanted to explore. To minimize failure I tried to embrace my organic way of drawing/thinking. It's somewhere to start at the very least.

Matt Allsopp has some new images up. His economy of paint strokes or lines is near perfect. Wow. Time to practice ...
http://mattallsopp.blogspot.com/