Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Faux Book Cover Project 5 - The Interesting Times of Lily Lee

Here's a continuation of my faux book cover project with hand lettered type.

So, apparently the whole "May you live in interesting times" Chinese curse is actually probably not really Chinese. I can still see this as a book title though.

This started out as a hot press watercolor paper test and then I thought I might as well do something with all that empty space.  The dragon and the lettering is digital.

And here it is without the lettering:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The library

Painting on the Cintiq, trying to figure out lighting a little more. Have I mentioned how much I love my Cintiq?

I've been really into drawing books lately. I guess I figure a book always makes a scene more interesting. Because, you know, books!

And if you don't like books, well, who doesn't love a Regency-era lady?

Doodle of the day

Random doodle. Experimenting with backlighting.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Trying out a new painting technique using Photoshop's standard Pastel Dark brush, set on Multiply. This may mean something to you Photoshop nerds. For the rest of you: Hey look! Beanstalk!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Saturday, June 01, 2013

An archer

I just finished reading Daughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang and it inspired me to draw a (pseudo-Mongolian) archer. Many inaccuracies abound in this little drawing, so don't judge me too harshly (all you Mongolian scholars and archery buffs that are reading this blog).