Whenever I start a piece I make a quick sketch of my idea in photoshop. I thought I would share some of those sketches. These are done somewhat quickly to block in composition. After this I'll do a little more detailed drawing to clean up the line work then try to work out where I want to use books and where I want to use cut paper and then I will work on color.
This first one is the roughest of the sketches I had a copy of. This is what most of them looks like at first. Very rough and sketchy to work out shapes and composition.
These next ones I have cleaned up the line work a little bit more. There are certain themes or elements that I like a lot. Those are birds, trees, and grave yards so you will see those in many of my pieces.
I've always had a thing for gnarled up trees either losing their leaves or void of them.
Monday, November 28, 2011
My studio, Vigil Games, put on a wonderful art show this year showcasing the talent of the my fellow co-workers. It was a great night! The Art Department in downtown Austin volunteered us their space and we packed the place the whole night. I had some of my work on display.
A big thanks goes out to all of those involved in putting the show together!