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so, a couple of updates…
first the patreon, the first round of content is done and can be viewed here (behance page). i’ve got another web-version of the content coming up. i’ll host it on my website, too. the second round is underway and the photo above is the 95% complete drawing for the content based on toledo, spain (much to do with alchemy). here’s a photo from that trip.
second, when i need to take a visual break from the patreon content, i like to make sheets of skulls. it’s a great way to practice with new colors, textures, techniques, lighting, etc. generally, what i learn with these sheets makes its way back into the patreon and professional work. so, here’s a little sample from a sheet i’m working on, now!
first round of patreon stuff… done. $1.oo patrons get early access to the project as the work happens, $5.oo patrons get that + full-size files of the final imagery (patreon here). full project with process work and photos up on behance (here).
below there’s the final image, a work in progress, photo from the prado trips, and a link to the video talking about the story behind the image.
amidst those big changes i mentioned - which include selling everything and moving to madrid, spain - i was able to sneak in an attempt at another patreon where i would be creating sheets of skulls each month. then i moved to spain. i stopped that monthly skull iteration of the patreon and am currently building a different (and, i think better) patreon.
if you’re interested in the new patreon, here’s the link. it’s pretty bare as i’m still putting stuff together. i’m aiming to deliver the first month’s content by the end of october. i’ll keep updating here as it comes along, too.
tukroun•konman is one of the only personal pieces i got to create during 2017. it was a busy year as i was working full-time in a studio gig. even though i didn’t do much personal creation in 2017, this piece did get accepted into spectrum 25 - which will be published later this year!
the original artwork is also up in my store - here. and, if you’re into that sort of thing, here’s a few links to some process work for the drawing and painting portions - behance / twitter / artstation / instagram
j.kobb has been aching for release for a while, now. the black and white tonal study is complete… has been for a while, actually… for over a year. the color is almost done, too. don't worry, though. it won't take another year. he's coming soon.
Losing weight and losing sleep… but, Melankolia is done.
“Melancholia was described as a distinct disease with particular mental and physical symptoms in the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Hippocrates, in his Aphorisms, characterized all “fears and despondencies, if they last a long time” as being symptomatic of melancholia. When a patient could not be cured of the disease it was thought that the melancholia was a result of demonic possession.” – Wikipedia
fuck yeah, \m/
2015 was loaded with freelance commercial work. I had no time to really dig into my personal stuff. 2016 started off on the right foot... stump.
I finally got this one done. It’s called Vox and was originally created as part of my friend Paul Richards’ Substrata project. The image has been sitting around for about two years in various forms of b&w/color stages and I finally hit a tone, mood, and scheme I was happy with. If you want to see more progress shots and WIPs of the image, check out the Behance page I made for this sucker - here.
J•Kobb. I'm working on it. Slow and steady. Don't worry, it's coming.
And, if you'd like to know more about how I create my imagery, head over to my Behance page (here). There you can find more step-by-step pictures about how these demons manifest from concept to drawing to painting. More GIFs, WIPs, and videos to please your brain!
I normally have a lot of projects going on at once. And, I usually post updates to those projects all over the place. While this blog will serve to host the major updates to what I'm doing, you can find more work-in-progress shots on my Behance and Instagram pages. On top of those accounts, I've got several other web-presences listed at the bottom of my site.
Here's a current WIP (clickthrough to Behance):
I've got this piece from last year that I started and didn't finish. I've recently picked it back up and am making an effort to get it done. It's pretty daunting because it's fairly larger than how I normally work. Normally, I work on a piece of paper that is roughly 5.5" • 8". Teeny details fill up most of that space. It takes a while, but, I love it. This one, is 9" • 12"! And, it's still got all the teeeeeeny details! I'm pretty stoked about how it could/will turn out. I'm also really eager to get it scanned in and start coloring it digitally. One of my goals is to work huge... like, wall-sized huge at the same detail-level I use, now. This is one step towards that goal.