Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beauty and the Beast

Here's a few selections from a recent assignment for Core Knowledge that I like to call FIFTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS IN 30 DAYS!! (not including time for revisions but still, this represents a tremendous output for me at this stage in my development!) It’s definitely a challenge, but great to get that kind of mileage. And then, on occasion, when it seems like I’m just spinning my wheels, it's cool to look back over the past year and realize that yeah, I am getting faster, making discoveries in digital painting and gaining in confidence.

One of the big challenges of this project was getting Beauty to live up to her name. But then, I’ve never been one for conventional beauty. Nothing against all the beautiful people out there, I promise - just seems to me they're a bit overrepresented, that’s all. Meanwhile, the worth of the Beasts and the uglies and the underdogs is far too often overlooked... And I guess that's the point of the story, isn't it?