Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Angels and Demons





It was fun to get some briefs where I could put some women in there even if I didn't handle them as well as I would have liked. It's easy to do guys since I can just pose and shoot a photo since I make such a good monster. I however do not make a good woman and my wife doesn't like to pose so the females tend to have to be out of my head. Working on a way to improve my females. I hope to do some more pics with female heroines in August.

This batch is probably a little loose. Before I did this, I did several illos for Aberrant Games where I was anal retentive so I think this was a slight backlash. Trying to find a good ground between reference,imagination, and straight photos and then techniques with rendering. I feel more lost than ever but much happier since I'm at least trying to discover something which I hadn't been able to do for a while.

Taxes are going to destroy me.I owe much more than I expected. :( Not sure if I'll be getting a booth at GenCon after all. The baby's due date alone is already making that questionable but I'm afraid if I don't do it this year, I never will.

Also, I'll be give a lecture and demo at the Art Academy of Cincinnati on Feb.26th. If you go to school there, weasel your way into Ken Henson's illustration class on that day. Should be fun.

1 comment:

Melissæ said...

These look really kickass, Joe.
I love the mood of the second piece - would like to know the story behind that scene.

The government hates freelancers unfortunately. Hope to see you at GenCon, booth or no.

And enjoy showing up the snot-nosed kids at the Art Academy, ;) and tell Ken I said hi.