. White Fang, 2008.
Client: Editora Scipione - Brazil
Description: Illustrations and cover of Jack London’s classic White Fang, published in Brazil by Scipione. The story takes place in Yukon Territory, during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th-century, and details a wild wolfdog’s journey to domestication. Some illustrations were published over the years in books such as Communication Arts Illustration Annual 50, Taschen’s Illustration Now 3 and with my interview for Communication Arts Advertising Annual 51 PROFILE section
Now little Hans was always strange
Wearing women’s underthings
His father beat him but he wouldn’t change
He ran off with a man one day
Now his lingerie is all the rage
In the black on every page
His father proudly calls his name
Down there in the Reeperbahn.
One day I will illustrate every single one of Tom Waits’ perfect, perfect songs.
Realistic Pokemon by RJ Palmer
Pokemon are serious business and we’re lucky to have dedicated artistic professionals like RJ to portray their true anatomies, backed up by science: Bulbasaur isnt a frog, you silly cartoonists, he’s got “SAUR” in his name, and if you’re familiar with these things we call dinosaurs, you’ll know that means big fuggin’ lizard. RJ’s depictions place most of the pokemon somewhere in the Permian to late Triassic, with Pokemon Trainers used as scale (though whether Pokemon Trainers existed in Prehistory is debatable).
CAN WE PLEASE DISCUSS THAT FUCKING RESHIRAM BECAUSE OH MY GOD IT IS GORGEOUS AS HELL
EXCUSE ME WHILE I CASUALLY FaWN OVER THAT RESHIRAM
This is a piece I did for my character design class. The assignment was to design a character for a tarot card that we randomly selected. I got Five of Cups, a card dealing with grief, bereavement, and despair—since we were allowed to do anything we wanted, naturally I put as many gangsters in it as possible.
I worked on the lighting and color for this quite differently than the way I usually work, and it was actually very fun. I was flying by the seat of my pants, but in an enjoyable fashion.
HB pencil, coloured pencils (black, white) and acrylic paint on A4 card.
OOOH my gosh these are GORGEOUS. I love the use of highlights and the consistency of the design is flawless! Of course the Lestrade one is my favorite. Also Mycroft!
[Image: An illustration of two pale women, one with long, flowing red hair and another with short, curly white hair. The white haired woman is hugging the redheaded woman from behind, arms framing her large chest. In the background, a series of abstract squares and circles ranging from blue to gold to black.]
Some lady fluff and a quite Gustav Klimt resembling background, which wasn’t my original plan. I wanted to practice square patterns, since I usually tend to draw only round shapes. : -)