Thursday, July 7, 2011

dragon dance

Another editorial illustration for the folks at Denizen magazine. Read the article here.

As usual, I never seem to be able to plan the time I'd like to devote to these illustrations. This one fell right during the 4th of July weekend and I still had hot dog in my teeth and sparkler dust in my hair when I finished it up. In the end this forced a simpler, tighter shot composition, which I think actually worked to its benefit. Either way, I knew I wanted to draw a lion/dragon dance costume for this, and I had a lot of fun just making shapes. I could probably zone out and draw patterns & shapes all day.

Bonus: I saw Kung Fu Panda 2 over the weekend which was beautiful and full of great action. Recommended!

The initial colored sketch.