Sunday, October 26, 2008

Josephine 90

Josephine 90 is my take on a female (Derek Flint/Matt Helm style) secret agent.
Of course her name is inspired by Jerry Anderson's Joe 90 and i have tried to give her a very retro sixties look. Here are my first rough attempts for a poster.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sleeping fat cats

Here is the final colour version.

The pencil sketch.

A rough test.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life Drawing class

I haven't done life drawing in ages (not since the early 1980's). This evening i went to a two hour session at Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Girl variations

With each of these I began with the figure on the left. Then using detail paper I made two variations, trying to give the girl a chunkier "R.Crumb" type of body.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Melbourne Child magazine

This is an illustration for Melbourne Child magazine. The article is about how parenting advice changes over the years and the idea comes from the following passage in the article
"In the 1970s we knew just how wonderful sheepskins were. Air circulated between the fibres; there was no suffocation risk. Sleeping on the stomach was healthier and more natural. Any mother who positioned their defenceless baby on its back was just asking for trouble.Why would you expose your little one to the risk of aspirating vomit?
I wouldn’t dare utter the word ‘sheepskin’ out loud now, and as for placing a baby on its stomach, that would be tantamount to placing it in the middle of a freeway. On the back is back…and that’s that!"
The linework is black faber castell pencil on detail paper. It gives a nice soft rough line. The scans were assembled in Photoshop with each element on a separate layer. Colour was added using adjustments layers and masks. More information on this technique can be found here-