Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Here's my part of an overdue barter exchange. It'll be nice to finally have it off the books. I wanted to do some kind of pulpy western cover but cute. Or as cute as I can manage. I like working in garish colors, maybe from growing up looking at Basil Gogos Famous Monsters covers. It's more of a challenge for me to go more neutral which I might try in my next piece.
Acrylic 8 X 11 1/2
Posted by Starchie Spudnoggen at 1:23 PM 8 comments:
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Posting this image again because the auctions have gone live this week.
Click here for this one. Check out all the pieces - there are some really great paintings up for auction and the proceeds go to a good cause.
ART BLOCKS FOR GHANA AUCTIONS
Posted by Starchie Spudnoggen at 12:20 AM 6 comments:
Labels: Art Blocks for Ghana, auction, Crow, Painting
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
The Bloody Lip
Speaking of Monkey Island; here's a rough sketch from one of the backgrounds for LeChuck's Revenge, the Bloody Lip Bar in downtown Wood Tick. Due to my severe brain cel loss and lead poisoning I don't tend to remember the names of these locations or much about the creation of these backgrounds, except that they were to be done in markers, so this one is a value sketch to spot the light source and shadows in anticipation of doing the final color art.
I do remember adding the ropes and hardware in the right foreground, thinking it would be fun to have the character pass behind those elements to create depth. Also I would look for opportunities to add fun details like the spitoon with overshot loogies all over the doorframe. I also liked adding anachronistic elements like the 50's era jukebox which sadly appears not to have made it into the final background.
Pen and Marker 8X10
Posted by Starchie Spudnoggen at 1:43 PM 7 comments:
Labels: Background, Game Art, LeChuck's Revenge, Monkey Island 2
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