Monday, June 21, 2010

Joanna Silvestri

Here is a piece I did for the July issue of Playboy magazine. It's for the short fiction "Joanna Silvestri." The story had very soft imagery, with an almost nostalgic feel to it, following an aging porn star as she revisits her past. This was a lot of fun to do, and probably the most pleasant art direction I've ever experienced.


I am super excited to be a part of this magazine. It seems nearly all of my illustration heroes have been supported by Playboy at some point in their career. Artists like Frank Frazetta, Yuko Shimizu, Phil Hale, James Jean, Sam Weber, Tomer Hanuka, Marcos Chin, Gary Kelley, Kent Williams, Robert Mcginnis ... all artists I attribute to greatly influencing my artistic development. It kind of feels like joining a club. The big boys club (plus Yuko)

detail

A few of the preliminary sketches

20 comments:

Colin Campbell said...

Congratulations, Jeremy! This is great news, and a great piece.

Sam Bosma said...

Did you say this was digital? If so, you gotta be joking.

Great piece, obviously.

Kali Ciesemier said...

This is so awesome Jeremy! Love that sheet, and everything else!! :) And seriously, is this digital?? Cuz damnnnnnnn

dadu shin said...

holy moly amazing!

Kenji Bliss said...

Yo Jeremy fantastic pieces man!! Really love the attention of details and really nice compositions in the final and thumbs. TIGHT MODE!!

Jeremy Enecio said...

Thanks so much guys! :)
Kali and Sam - yea, it's all digital, with scanned textures overlaid on top of it.

Tyler Schatz said...

this is brilliant man, beautifully done!

Heidi Alamanda said...

Wow Jeremy, this is really beautifully done.
Congrats!

Annie Wu said...

This is beautiful. Like, super-beautiful.

Annika said...

achingly beautiful. the subtle texture and brush marks work connect well with your watercolours too :)

Lamar Mathurin said...

gorgeous

Kyler Dannels said...

This kills me, an instant favorite.

EL Gato Negro said...

im gonna break your hands J XOXo

Mercurious said...

I've subscribed to Playboy for the past two years and your illustration for "Joanna Silvestri" have been my favorite by far for any short story I've read in the magazine. Thank you!

B.Wallz said...

hot!

mikehoeweler said...

After hearing about the image, seeing it truly seals the deal! I bet this looks beautiful in print too, they're particular about quality. I'll go creep on a copy in a highly crowded Barnes and Noble soon, and bare the suspicious stares.

Robb said...

Holy shit, this pwns. Great work.

m. acata said...

oh man... you are really good.

Owen said...

Don't know how I missed this, but awesome job. It's a monster piece.

Gustavo said...

Wonderful work. I just love your art.
Greetings from Brazil!