Thursday, December 24, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

THE PRINCE OF KHUTAR: New Twitter Page Header Art

The morning sun burst over the eastern horizon in the faraway kingdom of Butana. The sun’s rays spread their warm glow over the verdant peaks that surrounded Nalang Castle.  Young Prince Ravi clung tightly to the reins of his faithful Ptero bird, Madur. He loved the morning flights over the lofty peaks with his beloved Ptero. They glided swiftly over the flocks of sheep, small round huts, and high mountain meadows. A grand adventure awaited beyond the distant peaks.

This painting was first layed out in pencil, then inked with a number one Micron Pigma pen. It was colored with a Wacom Cintiq in Photoshop.

I didn't exaggerate the pterodactyl's features like the character designers did in Disney-Pixar's Good Dinosaur. I drew him without exaggeration from archaeological records. All it took was the eyes and a faint smile to anthropomorphize him and make it appear that he and his master, young Ravi, were the best of friends.

To see the header art on my Twitter page:
To see my brand new art for my Health Capsules Twitter page:

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sleepy Hollow End Paper Illustration

This is my illustration for the end paper of the new spooky book series, Harry Moon, based on the Harry Potter books. The stories are set in the village of Sleepy Hollow. The 16-book juvenile fiction series is produced by noted film producer David Kirkpatrick (Forrest Gump, Star Wars, Top Gun) former head of Paramount Pictures, Disney Pictures. This end paper art will run through the entire series, which will span four years, with a new title coming out every three months. This project should keep me busy for quite some time, since I will also be producing artwork for the interior of the book as well.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

From my sketchbook: Kublai Khan, from the Netflix Mini-Series, Marco Polo

Did you see the Netflix mini-series, Marco Polo?  I enjoy sketching characters from costume dramas with elaborate, ornate costumes. Kublai Khan, played by Benedict Wong, was such a character. His costume was among the most complex and detailed that I have seen in any film. Unfortunately, 72 dots per inch doesn't translate well onto the screen. Much of the detail is lost. But Wong's character was fun to sketch.

Have you seen my other blog, The Trowbridge Chronicles?