Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Some further illustrations for H.G. Wells' mini masterpiece. I was reading The Island of Dr. Moreau recently and it filled me with a greatly missed nostalgia for my childhood. Odd isn't that? You'd think a Saturday morning cartoon or pop song would be the sort of thing to jog one's longing for their youth....apparently I'm wired differently. I miss Wells' writing style. The pacing and verbiage just fill my mind with illustrative ideas. A novel from the 1800 or 1900's seems easier to invision as an illustration because there's a built in romanticism for whatever period that's being represented. Whereas most of today's modern setting books really lack those visuals that demand to be drawn or visualed in viserality.
Monday, April 13, 2009
A couple of further experiments with letterhead and logo ideas. Everything is coming out formal...want more imagination involved with it, but the ornamental nature of my work does have a sort of formality to it. The difficulty is that I've not been able to do enough of the projects that I want to do in order to really have the oeuvre that I desire. Still need to hit the grease paint on that one. For the time being though, I think I have to settle for the higher ornamentalization of my art.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
A series of illustrations of one of H.G. Wells' interesting books, The Island of Dr. Moreau. The concept of taking animals and seeing if they could somehow be less evil than humanity is truly fascinating. The project is a combination of traditional and digital collage. A sort of return to my high school roots, but with a new twist.