Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Skeleton Kat, Squid Head, Buildings, Butterflies and Reptiles

Skeleton Kat
I was asked to do a sample for a children's book. The basic premise is a skeleton cat that likes to play the drums. Well, I went a little overboard with it. But the back and forth with the editors and art directors was really great. They had some great insights and advice. This is a progression of the ideas from first to last. There are things I like about all of them. I'm not sure if I like the 3rd or the last one best. But there are some great things going on in the first one as well.

Squid Head Shirt
I did this a while back as a t-shirt design. I really like inking with a brush, but my illustration style has veered away from it. This was an experiment.

Music Saves Building
Beachland Building
This is from an old job. I had to do some building "caricatures". I'm posting a couple of my favorites.

Butterfly Pattern
My wife requested that I design a wallet she would actually like to own. This is the result. I think the tinymeat folks are pretty busy with their new store so I haven't heard back from them about it.

Turtle & Snake Spots
I did some spots recently and these were my favorite ones.