Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Some more "Saturn Squad"

Here's a few more Saturn Squad test drawings.  The backgrounds on these three were all everyday objects and places that I photographed and manipulated.  The background in the first one is a pile of take-out containers and plastic Solo cups.

The ground on this one is just some patio pavers in my neighbors' yard. The sky is also from a photo of mine.

And the background in this one is a close-up of large lighting fixture in the lobby of a building in Manhattan.

I've been having a really fun time making these, and I'm excited about using this technique for a new book sometime in the future.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Saturn Squad!

I've been toying with the idea of combining photographed backgrounds with drawn images, and these are the first two attempts to see what it could look like.  The background is a little diorama I built for some Star Wars collectables I have, but it never ended up being used that way.  I think it works better as a backdrop for these illustrations. If I were to go forward with this idea, I would make architecture of my own design, and not just lift from a galaxy gar, far away.

So the Saturn Squad is a sort of 80's Buddy/Cop movie type thing, but the Buddies/Cops are aliens.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Eat Pete color thoughts...

As I had said, I am working on a picture book that I am determined to make look very different than my current work.  Here's some simple color ideas that I was pleased with.

More filthy kids...

Another sketch from my "kids living in a dump" story, which is different than my "kids getting out of destroyed city" story.  But there's a lot of dirt in both.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Worm "One-Offs"

I've been doing these one panel drawings of a new character called Worm.  I guess this is a way for me to workshop him, and find his voice.  I want to make him brash, and outspoken, but I don't want him to be a jerk.  I think the last one is the best.