Friday, February 27, 2009

"38 up, 10 Down..."

And another page in the can...

I'm embarrassed that it took so long to get this one up, but I've been a bit occupied lately with other interfering influences.
I'll be able to speak more freely about them once they are behind me for good.

This was a challenging page, to be sure... but I'm fairly pleased with the outcome.
Barring a sudden change of heart, this is how the page will basically look (albeit more saturated) in it's final form.

The bottom panel marks where the special lighting of the old coot's office area intersects with the rest of the outside world... a sort of transition between two differing zones.

Friday, February 06, 2009

"In 2001, Greg would do almost anything for cash..."

Here's an old blast from the past...

This was to be a cover illustration for a certain New York Gaming Magazine to illustrate the featured editorial exposing the exploitation of women in the video gaming industry. Needless to say, while they LOVED the piece once it was finished and approved the progress through all the editorial stages, when it came time to go to press... they hadn't the testicular fortitude to follow through with the idea and ran a tame photo instead.

As a sort of lame compensational gesture, the magazine owner offered to buy the original artwork after the whole debacle (he gushed about the piece as soon as he saw the thing)... but the price he offered for the original painting was so insulting I actually burst into spontaneous laughter in his office! I told him that even if he offered double that price, I wouldn't have sold it to him on principal...

What an utter douchebag...

Anyway, here it is in it's lackluster glory... enjoy.