When I started sketching thumbnails for this illustration, they were not of a lit nerd lofted in the clouds under a perilous stack of books. Starting on a derivation of another artist’s style, I realized the only way to successfully convey the feature section of World Literature Today‘s September issue was to stop trying to [...]
These were two illustration ideas that had been floating around in my sketchbook for a loooong time. Thanks to the H-O-R-S-E art show tonight, I returned to these sketches yesterday and made them into ink and watercolor illustrations. I don’t quite recall where the bee taking a nap on a cotton ball came from, but [...]
The pencil paces well with the creative process. I can think about as fast as I can write and drawing allows the concept to form itself stronger. The mouse is too quick and runs the brain into panic. Rush the pen tool and it will convince you the lines in your head will never form.