Thumbnails are integral to my design process. I like to explore the possibilities before I start. References play a huge role in my thumbnail explorations. I look at color, texture, values and composition in photo references and distill my thumbnails down to the basic essence of what I see.
My last bit of new art for 2016. See you next year!
Front and back covers are complete! The book is complete and sent off for printing.
My tribute to Carrie Fisher.
When things radically change from initial pencils to the final version.
A new ink brush with some new coloring techniques is making me excited again.
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.
This illustration was mildly inspired by the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie.
Another cover mock-up! I so want to be a part of this newly relaunched mag!
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
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.
My contributions to Drawloween 2016.
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.
I was long overdue to create another background layout. Here’s a piece inspired by my trip to Italy last year.