Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Old Woman and the Shoe

I have already illustrated one children's book for the Jackson Fish Company's: A Story Before Bed website. It was called Little Brown Dog. Below is one of the illustrations done digitally.

Now I am illustrating the Old Woman and the Shoe. In this version the kids convince the old woman that they need to move to a bigger house. The story follows them as they check out the real estate in Nursery Rhyme Valley.   Below is some of my preliminary work on that one.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Space Mountain

In college, inspired by the trend of turning theme park rides into movies,  I tried to figure out how the famed Disney roller coaster Space Mountain could follow suit.  Here is what I came up with:

Innocent space colonists are captured by an evil alien race. The bad aliens are transporting the colonists to a massive asteroid (known as the Space Mountain) where they will serve as their slaves, mining for precious metals.  En route the colonists lead a revolt and take over the ship only to realize that they can't fly it.  The out of control ship careens through space and adventures ensue.

Fast forward to my Visual Storytelling class this quarter. One of the assignments was to layout, ink and color a comic spread. I used this opportunity to see how my Space Mountain movie idea would translate into a comic.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Yosemite Adventure Game

This is a school project that I worked on with Lisa Ellerin.  They are illustrations for packaging for a children's adventure game that can be purchased in Yosemite Park. Once I have photos of the finished packaging, I will put them up here. Lisa has done a tremendous job and we actually won a 
school award for it  

This is the first version of the map that I did in one evening. This was featured on the original package.

This is the updated map after I worked on it a bunch this weekend. More depth, detail and color. 
And here is our mascot. Adventure Squirrel!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Afternoon in the Park.

This was one of the assignments for my Visual Storytelling class.  The project was to create an illustration with a hidden detail that changes your perception of the piece. I was very inspired by the conceptual awesomeness and style of Peter de Seve. Can you tell what's going on here?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dinosaur Characters

Just did these as a little character development and painting exercise.