2016 Portfolio book cover


Proposed front and back cover designs for my forthcoming portfolio book. Compiling one’s work at the end of each year into a printed book gives me a great deal of satisfaction. It’s a curated effort that allows me to look through, sort, and select the best images that represent my growth as an artist over the past year.

Forest Path


This illustration was mildly inspired by the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie.

More CARtoons


Another cover mock-up! I so want to be a part of this newly relaunched mag!

CARtoons cover mock design


One of my newest goals is to get my work accepted into the newly revived CARtoons magazine. I’m working up some concepts (and the nerve) to submit to the mag. And while I’m setting goals, I want the chance to work on a cover for that mag, too! -Krishna

Thandie


Using a reference photo of actress Thandie Newton, I blocked out the form and proportions using digital pencils. I used the digital pencils as a starting point for the painting shown below.

Bob and the T-Rex


Here’s an analysis of this composition, with notes. Below is the grayscale version to check for highlights, midtones and dark values within the composition.

Venice Facade


I was long overdue to create another background layout. Here’s a piece inspired by my trip to Italy last year.

Shameless Lip


Evening painting madness. Currently watching Season 5 of “Shameless” on Netflix and I dig it.

Dr. Loveless


After watching a few episodes of the fantastic television series, “The Wild, Wild West”, I felt compelled to render James West’s arch nemesis.

Electric Hendrix


Hendrix is one of my favorite portrait subjects. Here’s another take on the man with the guitar.

Toy Packaging Design


What follows is an example of a toy packaging design I created for my Character and Object Design course. Below are the aged and “Mint” versions.