Monday, June 9, 2008

Recent Work: Hand-Drawn Style Personal Piece

Even though I refer to this style as “hand-drawn”, it really is mixed media digital collage. The backgrounds and figures are created by hand, but separately, then merged in Photoshop, along with texture overlays. It seems to give me more latitude, and drawing the figure separately feels less precious to me. I have been working in Photoshop for so many years that it has become a natural composition tool for me.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Recent Work: “Depression” Sketches

Originally published some years ago, Penguin wanted an updated cover for the upcoming paperback reprint of Climbing Out Of Depression, a popular self-help book. They liked a self-help cover I designed and illustrated for them about a year ago, A Blessing In Disguise, and wanted a similar look (with fortunately much less type). Here are the sketches presented.