Hello and welcome to my new sketchblog! 140 characters on my Twitter just isn't enough to say what I would like to say about the process of each one of my illustrations.
So, I'll start this thing off with a new personal piece I just completed. On my lunch break while storyboarding at AKQA, I whipped up some quick sketches about a homeless man and his dog. I wanted to depict the incredible bond that can form between someone and their pet, despite any unfortunate circumstances.
I settled on the first sketch, but decided to expand the image to place the man and dog on a subway platform.
While I found that I liked the idea, this composition was simply too wide and drew too much focus away from the crux of the image: the man and his dog. So I decided to crop in, move the subway car over a bit to the right and develop the people inside more.
Moving onto the final, I tried to use the sort of ugly colors that could only really occur underground. I'm extremely pleased with the way it turned out.
I just started working on a companion piece to this one, based on a real guy I've seen around the subway who carries his dog around in a backpack. I'll post it when it's all done.
Well, that about wraps it up. Stick around to see more.
Peace and love.