Thursday, March 25, 2010

Men's Health

I've been meaning to put these up on my blog for a while now but somehow have not gotten around to it. They were done for the January 2010 issue of Men's Health Germany. The article was called "Volle Power Aus Dem Verstärker" which translates into full power from the amplifiers. It was about motivation for exercise, and the power of different types of music for different work outs. The first one was a double page spread, and the other two were single page spreads. Photographs from Dietrich Halemeyer.

These three images will also be in an upcoming issue of Men's Health Korea.

On an unrelated note, if you'd like to ask me questions anonymously, feel free to leave them on my formspring and I will try and answer all of them. Started it a while back, but have recently regained interest in it. Go wild!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sex and Violence

A few days ago, my brother and I were having a conversation about the idea people have that the reason there is so much violence out there these days is because of violent video games and movies. We both felt strongly that this idea was absurd and that those who go on the air to spread their faulty logic don't really have much interest in human psychology or child development. This got me thinking, and soon I was visualizing scenes in my head of violence, drugs, sex, and all the goodies your parents wouldn't want you to see on television. I didn't go to any extremes though, instead, going for more of a representation of the violence to come, like a standoff in an old western film.

Mostly, this image is an exercise in composition (as well as my personal contribution to world peace). If anything, I'm just glad I had some time to do a bit of personal work. As of now, I'm not sure where I will end up taking this piece; whether I should render it and add texture, finish it off with flat colors, or maybe just leave it as is.

I sketched directly into photoshop with this one.
Here's the finished line work. I just noticed a few lines that are missing, like the Native American's left upper arm...

And here it is with a little bit of color, trying to adopt the flats technique I learned from Sam Bosma. I fidgeted around with the hue/saturation and ended up liking the...well, flatness of it. I will play around with it, and see how far I can go with rendering.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

100 Heads for Haiti

I was recently asked to take part in a charity exhibition called 100 Heads for Haiti held by Spur Design here in Baltimore. Basically, the exhibition will consist of floating heads on a white background. It will be held on April 10th, and each of the heads (by 100 different designers and illustrators) will be sold for $100 each. All proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders.

watercolor and acrylic, 7 x 9