My piece for the Fifth Element artbook, which will be released soon! Check in later with their tumblr for details on how to get your own copy. I will have poster prints of this at SPX next weekend—I’m at tables W80-81 with Sam and our pals Andrea & Jimmy. (I’ll be putting up a comprehensive SPX post in the next few days!)
The Fifth Element is one of my favorite movies ever, it came out when I was in middle school and I even bought the soundtrack for it—Leeloo was my hero. It was actually pretty hard to single out what I wanted to draw for it, but I think one of the strong suites of the movie is its distinctive costume design, so I went with that angle!
Man, vintage posters are great, and when I saw this Delta poster I loved the composition and knew I wanted to do something similar with the FE stewardesses. I was inspired by all the fun type and stylization in David Klein’s iconic TWA posters too. You can see my color sketch as well—I have a fair amount of darker prints, so I wanted this one to be light and airy. Now I just need more excuses to make fun sci-fi posters!
Hey Everyone! I’m still trying to catch up and keep consistent on the Internet, but I wanted to invite you all to be apart of a new comic anthology/zine I’m publishing called Restless Minds.
I’m hoping to fill this thing full of Comics and Illustrations!
What is Restless Mindsyou ask? That’s an excellent question! I suffer from anxiety and wanted to create a comics anthology dealing with artists overcoming their own personal anxieties, worries, and fears to create the things they love.
Length: 1-4 Pages.
Dimensions: 5.5” 8.5” portrait (Safe area 5” x 8”. Full bleed 5.75” x 8.75”)
FULL COLOR or BLACK & WHITE with COLOR (At least one color please, I’m aiming for this to be a colorful book).Resolution: 300 DPI or higher!File Format: PSD, TIFF, or JPEG.Deadline: Monday, September 15th!DEBUTING: Alternative Press Expo 2014! (October).I’m hoping to put together an awesome book that not only shows everyone’s talents, but brings a positive message of overcoming personal obstacles to create amazing works of art. This means a lot to me and hopefully it resonates with you as well.For submissions included in the book, I’ll be compensating each artist with 2 copies of the book (one for you and a friend). I’ll also be donating some books to local organizations in San Diego that deal with Anxiety and Depression, such as the Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety @ SDSU.Send submissions or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease Share and Reblog!Thanks!
Juston is one of my very best friends and I’m so proud of him for putting together his first anthology. I’m going to submit to this and I hope you do too!
Color palette tutorial time!
This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes. I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!
I struggled with color for a long time before eventually reaching this conclusion, and here it is all laid out nicely for you lucky people by the talented and Eisner-nominated Melanie Gillman. So listen to them!
this is hella helpful