June 28, 2012

Le Petit Chef...

A little experimental doodling. It's amazing how closely vintage styles match today's photoshop toolset.

June 26, 2012

Extraordinary pancakes of the world..

Extraordinary pancakes of the world... unite!  Righto!  No, this is not a world revolution, it's merely an experiment in new styles based on vintage advertizing. 

It's amazing how well photoshop lends itself to the airbrushed styles of yesteryear.

June 14, 2012

As simple as A - B - C

 This is the title page from my book 'Cromwell Dixon's Sky-Cycle'.

First comes the idea & inspiration. Then the design -
which often can be more design than drawing.

Next the drawing is refined.

Finally the painting with watercolors on real paper... which is followed by the scanning & final photoshop reworking.

As simple as A - B - C.

June 12, 2012

Crumbly line...

Speaking of line quality... I just fell in love with this crumbly line that I discovered in my studio one day. It's from my book 'The Dancing Clock'. 

Maybe lines are kind of like coffee-cake. So the really good ones are all crumbly?

And like coffee-cakes, crumbly lines aren't all that hard to make.