My submission to Illustration Friday. The topic this week was "Prehistoric". What better than a picture of an Iguanodon and Henry Winkler? I did this illustration about a year and a half ago, but haven't uploaded it on to my new blog yet. This is as good of an excuse as any.
The final illustration was done entirely with cut out stock card, foam core, and lots of glue.
When I was in middle school the Naked Gun movies were my absolute favorites. Even though I didn't even understand half of the innuendo in the movie ("Niiiice beaver") I freakin' loved the series. It was a real bummer to hear about Nielsen's recent death, so I thought it would be nice to do a tribute to him.
I originally did this for a caricature contest that I found online, but realized that this is more of a cartoon than a caricature. Not to mention there were set dimensions for the drawing (which I wasn't even close to). I'm glad I did the illustration anyway though, because I was always a big fan of Nielsen's work.
This is what the pencil drawing originally looked like of his face. It gives a nice idea of the amount of tweaking that I do once I've scanned the sketches into the computer.
For about the last two months I’ve been working on an ABC book for my niece for Christmas. She’s only about 13 months old but she’s already well past the traditional ABC animals, so I wanted to create some more challenging critters for her. For a while I considered naming it the, “My Uncle Is A Biologist ABC Book”. I think this title is a little less narcissistic.