Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scenes from the Apocalypse

These are some illustrations I drew last year for the University of Toronto Alumni magazine.  It was for a feature on various scenarios of the apocalypse and their odds of coming true.  Naturally, a subject like that allows me to stretch my imagination and have fun.  I especially enjoyed drawing the "Giant Robot Attack" scenario.  

The big image with couple at top was the interior opener illustration, while the large yellow background one below was for the cover.  And the fellow in the window was a spot illustration, depicting a possible pandemic.

All of these were drawn in ink and watercolour on paper, with some colour tweaking and processing in photoshop.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Muddy Waters

A quick portrait of McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters, drawn as a present for a friend.

Upon seeing this, my friend asked, "Gee, are you going to make a book of blues musician drawings?"

To which I replied, "Oh hell no -- every cartoonist does that."

This was drawn in ink and marker with a bit of tweaking in photoshop.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Popular Science portraits

My apologies for the gap between posts on my blog -- I've been tied up for the entire winter finishing up a large graphic novel project as well as experiencing terrible computer problems!

Anyway, to rectify the lack of art here, I thought I'd share 3 illustrations I did for Popular Science's December 2012 issue.  These are colour portraits of a few of their "Inventors of the Year", along with their inventions.  

All 3 illustrations were drawn in software -- mostly in Sketchbook Pro (my go to app for drawing).