Some of my artwork is currently hanging on the walls at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY. Design director Diane Teglassia-Hymes did a great job setting up the display... it's pretty cool to see my art on the walls like this!
I made a gif! Exciting! I'm currently having a lot of Lawrence of Arabia feelings. Sometimes stories/characters hit me like a freight train and I just have to draw it out of my system. Like, literally draw.
I went to New York Comic Con last Thursday and it was awesome! I got to watch Juanjo Guarnido draw and ink Blacksad, so that was amazing. And I got to meet --and make a fool of myself in front of-- most of my favorite comic book illustrators (particularly Francis Manapul and Cliff Chiang). Overall it was a very, very great experience. I look forward to going again next year :)
I got home and immediately wanted to try inking something again. The previous weekend I went to the Bronx Zoo and fell a little bit in love with the camels, which are delightfully weird animals. So between that and a recent viewing of Lawrence of Arabia (don't even get me started on gloriousness of the Blu Ray), this happened.
There's an October inking challenge over on Twitter and I thought I'd try it. I've never really worked in ink before (only experimented with it a couple of times for class in college, but I don't really count that), so it was... kind of horrifying. I ended up tweaking it a bit and adding shading in Photoshop, but still... it wasn't awful!! The drawing is sort of based on a silly movie I watched this afternoon called How to Steal a Million starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole (because I enjoy looking at beautiful people).
Today's Sketch Dailies. I'm feeling really burnt out lately, I've got too many projects going on at once. It was nice to just take a short break this afternoon to draw something for fun... recharge my batteries a little bit. I shouldn't complain about having too much work... that's a good problem to have!
Also, I thought I'd share this from the other day. Took a 5 minute break and quickly sketched Lawrence and Ali (and a camel) from Lawrence of Arabia, which I've decided is my favorite film. I can't think of a more perfectly acted, engrossing character study. It also has one of the greatest scripts ever written and might be the most beautiful film ever made. Anyway, I was pretty happy with how these likenesses came out, considering I drew them so quickly.