Monday, January 17, 2011

Rajon Rondo

This one is a recent painting of Rajon Rondo, point guard for the Boston Celtics. I think that makes 3 NBA related posts out of the last 4 now. I love watching the Celtics, and Rondo is one the reasons - he's got such a unique game.

Like many other personal pieces I've done in the last year, I took the opportunity to experiment here. Unlike most of my work, this one was created almost completely digitally. I drew a proper pencil sketch, but the final art was painted in photoshop.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Crime Fiction

This was a recent cover that I painted for Quill and Quire magazine, for their January 2011 issue. The theme was on the rise in popularity of crime fiction. I worked out a bunch of different rough concepts, but in the end went with the idea of just putting a strong iconic image on the cover. The masthead is meant to cover the top of the image, obscuring the head of the figure.

The final art was painted in gouache and ink, with some slight tweaking in photoshop.