Friday, June 20, 2014

Monkey Wrench Garage - Illustration

I had a great time drawing this. A friend came to me and asked for an illustration for her boyfriend who i really into restoring hot rods. He is currently working on a '73 Chevy Nova. Some requirements she wanted were a "bad-ass" looking monkey holding a monkey wrench in his tail driving a '73 Nova. I decided to create it in a style similar to "Rat Fink" with the over-exaggerated tires, burnout smoke, gearshift coming through the roof, etc. I added small elements to add destails such as the partially visible "ST" on the Hurst T-handle shifter and a vanity license plate which reads "PRIM8." Drawing was sketched in Photoshop and taken into Illustrator for final inking.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

W.I.P. - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Contest Entry

It's been a while since I have posted anything here. I have had a few art projects here-and-there, but not really any time to post. I recently had been working on an entry for a contest over at The contest was calling for fan art for the new Diablo III expansion pack, "Reaper of Souls". I have since missed the deadline but I am going to finish my painting just to practice discipline and complete projects that I start (which I usually don't do when there is no reason pushing me to finish).

Multiple references were used in the initial design. The problem that I ran into was that any reference image for the user's equipment in Diablo III was that the images were so small in dimensions, it was difficult to use them as an accurate representation of the items.