As predicted I got super busy and wasn’t able to finish the month! I made it for about half the month, these are my favorites.
Godzilla’s second form, from Shin Godzilla.
Godzilla’s third form.
Godzilla’s fourth form.
Saru, from Star Trek Discovery.
“Whatever knows fear burns at the touch of the Man-Thing!”
The one above features my daughters Tessa and Sadie. When I showed it to Sadie she told me that the dinosaur’s name is Sparkle Sunshine.
I recently switched to all digital for my illustration work. I’ve resisted the change for years but now that I’ve been working this way for a month or so I really like it. The main reason I switched is speed. I don’t draw any faster but I don’t have to scan or clean up so that helps a lot.
I think I’ll stick with physical media for my personal work.
Anyway, here are some examples of my new digital work:
The image above was a test image (I traced it digitally) to see if I could copy the shading tecniques, brush style, etc. The next drawings are all 100% mine.
The one above is a chapter header for Nomad Press’ Explore Fossils.
This turtle, and the one above are for Nomad Press’ Explore Force and Motion.
I’ve been doing a lot of sketching and little drawings working with gouache and watercolors.
This is a character of mine from a comic I’m working on.
This Mickey Mouse was drawn from a Floyd Gottfredson panel from the beautiful volume of Mickey color sundays called Call of the Wild, published by Fantagraphics.
I spent the day today drawing birds at VINS ( The Vermont Institute of Natural Science )! VINS rehabilitates and educates the public about birds. I was invited out today as a part of their Radical Raptor Rendezvous.
The Snowy Owl was perfectly still for about 40 minutes with his eyes almost shut. At some point I looked up and he was staring at me like he was shocked to find me there. It hopped away and hid behind a post, good thing I had finished the drawing.
The Red-Tailed Hawks were patient models and seemed pretty curious about what I was doing.
I hadn’t planned on drawing the bald eagles, I wanted to draw the ravens. Unfortunately the ravens were hiding up on a perch so I went back to the the bald eagles, mostly because they look so profoundly grumpy. Also, they were hanging out close to the ground eating chunks of chicken and mice. They moved around a lot so I tried to get some quicker sketches.