So I recently joined an art challenge on cghub.com called Fairy Tales Re-Imagined. The challenge is to pick your favorite fairy tale and make an illustration with your own twist to it, and you can do whatever you want to your theme i.e. cinderella in space, a post-apocolyptic snow white, beauty and the beast as aliens, etc. It doesn't have to be a famous one either. The top 3 winners get some incredible prizes, including some recognition and quick interview on their website and in a top digital artists magazine, ImagineFX magazine.
The one I chose to do is a folktale called "Wiley and the Hairy Man."
Its a story about a boy named Wiley who goes in a swamp and gets confronted by the Hairy Man, who wants to take him and eat him. The story is now a popular children's play. There's different variations on the story, you can read one of the variations here:
Wiley and the Hairy Man retold by Molly Garrett Bang
I have til August 4th to complete my illustration. Here is some development drawings I have so far of Wiley and the Hairy Man.
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It has taken me awhile, but I finally got to sit down and do some redesigning that I've been wanting to do for awhile. Here's my new logo. I wanted to keep my original design with the cat profile (I love big, wild cats) but add more of a painterly look to it. I also have my new banner up :)
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I was inspired by a couple of kids I saw about a month ago in a park dancing, doing the "jerk". I'm not promoting them, but there's a song from the rap group New Boyz called "Your a Jerk" and they show how to do it. I don't listen or even like the group, but the song is pretty fun and since I feel to old and foolish even trying to do the dance, I thought I'd rather illustrate it instead.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Hey all. It's been awhile, been busy getting ready to graduate, working on my portfolio, so I'd thought I would give you a little preview of some things I'm working on. Oh yea, I have a website now, jessebrownart.com. Check it out (when it's completely done :P)