Keep your eyes on Edmonton newsstands this week, because the latest issue of VUE Weekly hits the rack with a Mike Kendrick original on the cover.
This week’s cover story by Ryan Bromsgrove is about the Alberta Government’s new environmental monitoring agency, and the distinct lack of scientists and environmental experts on the panel. Given the reputation of the provincial government for walling itself off from criticism and hiding within its ivory tower of industry, I wanted to use a style I’ve been experimenting with to illustrate this in a more literal sense. Drawing inspiration from Scott Wills, one of my favorite scene painters ever, I’m very pleased with the results of this piece.
Holy sheets, good job Mike this is a rad cover! :O
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don’t - I have a lot to learn), I’m not sure I could communicate them effectively. I’ve gathered some thoughts and ideas here, though, in case they’re helpful.
First, some general things:
HA! “Not sure I could communicate them effectively” my butt-region! Tracy Butler gives some of the best, thorough, insightful explanations of various artistic principles I’ve ever seen. Check out her expression tutorial too, its dope.
This is really cool. We had to do this today in a model session, looks way more fun in cartoon people. :p