18 April 2012

New Take on Portraits

As part of a project for Real Change News I was asked to do a portrait of their volunteer photographer. (He came and took a photo of me) I started off doing it in my usual style, heavy on pen lines and hatching, (like the Soyuz cameos) but I screwed up the background so I started again.

This time I did a little hunting for other portraits rendered in watercolor by other artists and ran across the blog of James Gurney. Following some of the technique, tips and examples he had on there I tried something a bit different. Not bad for a first try I suppose, although I'm not sure it looks like Lucien.

I actually look like a real artist in this photo. Thanks Lucien.

06 April 2012


7.5" x 10"
pen, gouache and watercolor on board

Everybody loves these guys.

03 April 2012

Short Film Storyboards

These storyboards were created for a client who was making a short film intended to show off his company's ability to produce the "entire package," that is, to make a film professionally from start to finish with all of the steps.His budget was limited, so we went through the script page by page and chose the scenes that we both felt were the most important to storyboard. I came up with a rough panel count and gave him an estimate which we used to come up with a final number which matched his budget.

 The script itself was very unembellished, there were no camera directions or acting directions, so the Client relied on my own knowledge of film to figure all of that out. He also didn't have actors cast, or a location picked, so I had to come up with all of that too!

02 April 2012

Ride Free Real Change

9.5 x 12" pen, gouache, watercolor on board with digital lettering

A commission for this week's issue of Real Change News. The story as you may have guessed, is about the end of the Ride Free Area that covers a large chunk of downtown Seattle. The Metro planning department (commission?) doesn't really know what they're going to do to cope with/implement whatever they come up with.