Done during my lunch breaks, sketching one character at a time (i mean, come on, my lunch breaks aren't THAT long). Not too happy with the lizard or mary jane but it was fun to sketch out while filling my inner fatty with food.
I don't really have anything new to show in the process but I thought it would be cool to see the wall before paint got on it. I laid out the grid and penciled in the image and also tweaked the drawing slightly. Now I can't wait to start painting!
Somehow I'm trying to fit mural making into my schedule. I've done two murals before, but they were free-form and kinda spur of the moment. This time Im actually planning it out somewhat, which means sketching it BEFORE drawing on the wall. Here is the sketch as well as some quick photoshop mocks of what it might look like. The colors will probably be different, since I'm thinking of picking up "oops" paint at my local Home Depot. So whatever they got I'm taking. Leaving that to chance! I'm a wild man.
Oh and in case its hard to make out, the letters say Live/Love.
I did a sketch as a warm up one day and it inspired me into making a pinup of sorts. Here is the original sketch, digital sketch, tighter pencils, and inks. Inks on vellum, pencils on Bristol. I love inking on vellum and I’ve been messing around with it the last couple of days. Since my stuff isn’t painterly or with a lot of texture, I have found that I like to work on surfaces with smooth finishes. And it don’t get smoother than vellum. Like a baby’s butt! Colors on the way
My sister, my brother, and I LOVED animaniacs. We watched it religiously. Also, my sister and I broke my brothers arm when we were little by deciding to throw him over a couch while still holding on to his arm. Naturally, for my sister’s birthday, I decided to combine both memories in a card. Love ya sis!
I decided to go ahead and not only ink but also color the Wonder Woman sketch I did a couple weeks back. It felt so good to be working in colors since lately the majority of my time has been spent storyboarding in black and white. I think I might go back and change some of the black ink lines to color but for now Im just going to leave it as is. I did the whole thing in Illustrator CS4, which in my opinion, is the best illustrator yet. The new pen tool, the blob tool, and the new gradient tool have me sweatin this program majorly. Highly recommend it. Also sorry about the annoying watermark but I think I might start doing it with my work from now on. A fellow illustrator on twitter was unlucky to have someone swiping his art and making money off of it on a stock image website. Grr... so now my paranoid self is going to stamp my work with a big fat CAICEDO ILLUSTRATION. Take that bitters!
Im a Manchester City fan but there is no denying the talent behind this man. I did this illustration for one of my co-workers who happens to be the nicest Manchester United fan Ive ever met. He was nice enought to get me some City gear which included the most beautiful scarf I have ever owned. So as a token of my appreciation here is the sketch and final illustration. I changed the drawing a little right before I colored it so the rough looks a little different. Also , im now thinking of doing a whole series of City players in the same style.
Here's another Wonder Woman I did, this time for the Radical Axis Sketchblog! A bunch of us from the studio participate in weekly sketches where we pick a character or characters to sketch by the end of the week. It's a great way to see everyone's distinct approach to iconic characters. Peep out the rest of the sketches by the truly talented group of people I work with: Radical Axis Sketchblog.
I signed up for the APW Gallery show in NY entitled "World of Imagination 3" back in the fall of 09. I had planned on doing 5 pieces for the show but because of work and other duties, I was only able to do two. I then proceeded to mess up one of the two pieces I did which, as you can imagine, left me kicking myself for trying to experiment at the least opportune time. On a positive tip,I feel like the piece I got in was the most effective of the two in conveying my idea for the pieces. I wish I could have done more but I'm happy that I was able to get something in. This is the sketch and the final I turned in.