Not to be cliche’ but time really does fly. It’s been a super busy spring/early summer here in the studio! Deadline to deadline, with some traveling in between and now it’s almost June. I have been working on all sorts of cool stuff for a bunch of different clients, small and corporate. I can’t really share much about the assignments for now but I can show you some rough sketches of things that are in the works.
I was asked to do this illustration of country music star, Tim McGraw, for The Agenda section of the May issue of Atlanta Magazine. The agenda announces his concert on 5/12 and reads, “Tim McGraw was crowned “country music’s first metrosexual” by fashion bible W Magazine, but your assured to see plenty of tough-guy swagger when his “Two Lanes of Freedom” tour stops at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood.”
I had a great time working on this assignment! I’ve always had a soft spot for twang and cowboy boots so this was a lot of fun. Below, you will see some of the other preliminary sketches, including the one that was picked. I think that the western saddle leather background motif is a nice touch. Enjoy!
Peter Dinklage is an American actor famous for his roles in blockbuster films such as “The Station Agent”, “Elf”, “Death at a Funeral”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” and “Underdog”, among others. Most recently, you will see him playing the role of Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series, “Game of Thrones” based on the novels written by author, George R.R. Martin.
I did a few different character study sketches of Mr. Dinklage, a few in in the Tyrion Lannister persona, as well as just the actor himself. In the end, I decided to go with a straight portrait of the actor. I wanted to capture the soulfulness in his eyes and am pretty happy with the way that this portrait turned out; clean and simple. Of course, you will see that I did add a little House of Lannister lion tie pin for all of the G.O.T. geeks out there because it was just a nice thing to do.
I have just been busy with deadlines since I got back from vacation last month!
Some of the things that I have been working on are storyboard illustrations for direction of a motion animation which is for a builder’s company website. I also have a really great piece in the May issue of Atlanta Magazine that I’m SUPER excited about. It will hit the news stands on April 29th which is when I will be able to share it with you all! I have also entered two illustrations in the 3×3 pro show contest, so we’ll see what happens with that. Sometimes, I believe that shows are a little bit of a popularity contest but ah Hell, you never know if you don’t try, and at least if I don’t get in I can write off the expense of entering.
And of course, I have been sketching and drawing up new self promotion material. I’m working on a portrait of actor, Peter Dinklage right now. All of the Game of Thrones nerds will be happy to hear that, I am sure! I don’t have anything formal down yet, but here are a few screen grabs of some character studies.
Okay, gotta run (literally!) It’s nice out, I need to put in some miles before I sit down to work. And I am SO HAPPY to finally have weather that is nice enough to work with the windows open.
WELL HELLO! I just got back from vacation and it’s going to be a busy few weeks in the studio so I apologize if this is quick. I’m excited to be working on some really great projects right now and will share a share as soon as I am able. I am thrilled to have been asked by a dream magazine client to do an assignment for their upcoming May issue. Another cool project that I am working on is for a start up as well as the endless cycle of promotion that is the life of the illustrator. But I am thankful and SUPER grateful to be able to do what I LOVE to do!