Imogen, my first foray into the work of pinup illustration, never seemed quite finished. At the time I was trying to go for a more minimalist, line-oriented piece, but I found the other night that adding a little bit of color made a world of difference. Sparkley stars also helped.
This is actually an earlier sketch, with a bit of photoshop added. I decided to revisit it because it has more significance in relation to the rest of my illustration, as its main purpose is to convey emotion, rather than just to say “Hey, here’s a face I drew.” A wonderful piece to look at. I’d love to trace it and turn it into something more complete, but it would lose the sublime, spontaneous style that can only really happen in the moment.
Formosa, Queen of the Sea and Sky.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, my first venture into actual, honest-to-goodness smut. Continue reading
Another one from the vaults! I haven’t been drawing as much as I ought to be lately, so here’s an old Illustration assignment from my Graphic Design classes last year. Its a scratchbord etching, scratchbord being a white clay tile with a thin layer of black clay on top. Considering that this and everything else in the scratching/etching family is aesthetically my least favorite medium, I’m quite happy with how it came out; all I can say is that It certainly pays to have a light touch . . .