Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fairy Tales Re-Imagined Challenge

So I recently joined an art challenge on 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

New Logo

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

The "Jerk" Boys

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.
Just a couple of sketches of places I've been around in Portland.

The Steel Bridge

Stumptown Coffee