“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

BOOK WYRM_kickstarter

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]

Playing around with shapes and concepts, and trying not to just go into 'automatic mode' where I'm using the same proportions over and over again.

It's a difficult challenge because you always have to cater to 'touchstone' details that your audience can grasp. I mean, I could draw a giant blob with a bunch of details on it, but in the end, that's not really communicating an idea very well. Unless the whole point is to draw a giant blob with a bunch of details on it.

With this image, I wanted to explore what the brain, its stem and nerves would look like if it were characterized and turned into a cartoon. Inevitably, I drew it reading a book. Because...hell, what else does a brain want to do more than fill itself with knowledge?

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