Here are two more illustrations I did for The Onion. They wanted to go for a vintage 1880s look for this piece. My first stab at it looked too contemporary (probably because it was done entirely in Photoshop) so the final was done in ballpoint pen and aged with a texture overlay.
You can see the pieces in the video at 1:46
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Here are the final pieces:
Earlier this summer I entered Richard Solomon's Breakthrough contest. Although I didn't win, I was chosen as a staff pick. You can read the spotlight on their blog here. Congratulations to the winner, the runner ups, and the other staff picks. The caliber of work is truly astounding.
This past summer I received my first freelance book illustration job, and it was quite a doozy. I was hired by Rodrigo Corral Design to illustrate Jay-Z's memoir Decoded which just hit bookshelves on 11/16/10. Here are some of the originals next to their respective pages in the book. All of these were done in graphite. More to follow soon.