Friday, February 27, 2009

Nadja - interior panel illustrations (process)

sketch (bottom, yellowish) and final (top, blue) of one of the interior illustrations that hold a loose narrative for the Nadja cd booklet.

Pretty light on color washes--was trying for a more naturalistic watercolor vibe using Painter for the linework and photoshop for the blue washes.

Sketch shows early idea of having all the creatures build from illustration to illustration -- ultimately deemed that too children's booky for this project.

This one is for their cover of Elliot Smith's Needle in the Hay. Great version.

Nadja - when i see the sun always shines on tv

was glad to get the go-ahead of master-designer Seldon Hunt to give a nod to his Nadja "Thaumogenesis/radiance" mirrored-image designs for the cover interior. He also gave me a solid idea for the next Jus-Tin strip--and for that, I'm working him into it.

Here we have a section of the linework from the cover illustration, mirrored. turned the black lines to an ochre-y color and set it on top of a nice scan of some old paper. This sheet of paper was also the foundation layer of the cover and the interior illos.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

coming soonish

CD of cover songs by Canadian dronegazers, Nadja.

A fine collection of songs by a fine band. A-ha, Codiene, MBV, Slayer, Swans, Elliot Smith and The Cure.

Now to just finish up the layout and not miss another deadline...

Friday, February 6, 2009

shallow grave

used a photo i took of a squirrel in boston common as reference. he was a brazen
little rodent.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


more warm up drawing sessions...