04 November 2010

Monster Mythos FOR SALE!!!!!!!!!

Several months ago I took part in an effort to produce "Monster Mythos: A Folklore Bestiary". It's a book where 19 artists illustrated 50 monsters from around the world for your viewing pleasure. Below are snippets from three of the five illustrations that I did. The books are finally available for purchase on this blog so come and get 'em! If you want it personalized then be sure to put the name of the lucky recipient in the "DEDICATED TO" box.

The first 50 buyers to purchase a book from me will also get this signed and numbered digital print. An 8.5"x11" illustration of a Filipina seeing her first Bulalacao. Act fast before supplies run out!!

Be sure to check out the previous post that talks about all those whose art inspired and helped me finish this project. I feel as though my talents are insufficient and I could not have done it without them.

02 November 2010

Reference Art

While I worked on the "Monster Mythos" book, I looked at and used a lot of art by a lot of artists to help me out. From Ben Caldwell to N.C. Wyeth, from Eric Canete to Alex Toth, and from Mary Blair to countless artists I'm unfamiliar with but was fortunate to find their art on the internet. Below are reference pages I made that I used to help inspire and create my illustrations. I could not have done it without them.  I hope one day I can be as good as them in my own right. For now, I want to thank all the artists out their who do inspire me and whose art helped me finish the book and continues to inspire me to become better. Cheers!

Looking at these again I'm noticing how much of this stuff I blatantly ripped off. Jeez!! Talk about unoriginal! Maybe next time I do something I'll do something original...