Friday, January 30, 2009

The newspaper called back for another cover illustration, this time for the Superbowl. They wanted a generic cartoon, not any specific caricatures of the athletes. I tried coming up with a bit of a different style this time, Strangest thing about this job?... As I was painting the art of the cardinal, trying to capture a likeness of the bird, an actual cardinal lands outside my window by my computer!

I painted this in Painter 10 as usual, but I started with an ochre colored background and built up from there. I ended up using a strong blue background to build contrast and make the whole thing more intimidating.

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Just finished another piece for the Sports section of the Orlando Sentinel. Big game around Florida, Sooners vs. Gators. Drawn digitally in Corel Painter. Click on it to see entire illustration.