Posts tagged “illustration”
Illustration for a story in the Globe and Mail.
Here’s a step-by-step look at how I drew that recent self portrait.
A bunch of rough sketches and false starts.
Let’s try drawing a realistic portrait and then reducing it to simpler shapes. Yikes. Not very pleasant looking, but I might be on to something.
Let’s take those simple shapes and redraw them into something a little more friendly and a little less “he was quiet and always kept to himself.”
Just for kicks let’s see how that looks tightened up with straight lines and rounded edges.
Not bad. I even like the sketchiness of it. But a simple portrait isn’t very interesting. Let’s just add some extra details and I think we’re in business. For some reason I had that Captial I song from Sesame Street in my head all day, which is where I must’ve stolen the ladders from:
Play around with colours until something clicks. I tried various blues and greens, but something about this orangey salmon colour seemed just right.
Realize you’ve subconsciously ripped off Luc Latulippe’s avatar.
And you’re done!
Some recent spot illustrations for an article in the Globe and Mail about the best James Bond gadgets, villains, girls, etc.
Coming in February — a picture book adaptation of one my favourite things ever: Abbott & Costello’s Who’s on First? from Quirk Books.
My Titanic piece in today’s Globe is… titanic. (Taken with instagram)
Dissecting the intricacies of slapstick, from today’s Globe. (Taken with instagram)
A Great Showdown, with apologies to Scott C.
The Work/Life 2 directory of illustration is out from Uppercase, and it’s a beautiful little book packed with profiles of great illustrators, their workspaces, sketchbooks, and illustrations.
This is the piece I created for the book.