Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Some more sketches: Dogs, monsters, ladies and kiddos.

Been messing around in my sketchbook a little bit more recently. Here are some of my better looking pages.

I got to play chess with a class of 2nd graders and managed a couple quick candids. Their heads are awesomely shaped.
Also, Etta James passed away this past weekend. I did a quick sketch in her honor.

Thanks for peepin, more soon.  -SB!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi

Happy New Year!

Here's a quick portrait I did for my rep of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Bit of a new approach for me, but it was fun to jump into.

Speaking of new approaches, Night Shade Books's AD, Dave Palumbo, asked me to do a handful of comic strip interiors a while back. I had my qualms about taking the gig since I've never really worked that way. I love Dave and the work itself was so bizarre, I went for it.
The only copy I have with finished lettering. And probably my favorite. 
Oddly enough, this isn't the first time I've worked outside my comfort zone for sci-fi/fantasy work. A while back, I pinch hit for an interior artist for Tor.  This time doing a couple ink drawings for chapter heads. Irene Gallo had seen some ink drawings in my sketchbook and must have figured I could handle it.
Work from a sketchbook. Who knew?

Thanks for reading!

PS. It should be noted that the comic strip interiors were for a book Sam Wolfe Connelly did the cover for. It's gorgeous and his first book cover. He's the star of that show.
    It should also be noted that Dave Palumbo is a badass painter on top of Night Shade's art director.