Monday, December 24, 2012
Monday, November 05, 2012
Here's a commission for a cartoonist/artist driven website for children designed by Elana Pritchard. She asked me to be one of the guest artists for her project that looks really interesting and promising. The website is currently under construction, and I'll post the link as soon as it's completed.
Friday, September 07, 2012
Can you believe it, a new blog post after such a long time... So, what a strange landscape we got here?
This is the CD cover I drew for the Croatian rock band "Kendosi". They approached me to do the artwork and complete art direction for their first album, so I made a series of six illustrations for the CD booklet and a special drawing for the front side of the disc.
The band's music has been inspired by the '70s progressive rock (filtered through the modern pop sensibility), so I tried to do something in the vein of early '70s album artwork and covers, especially the works of Roger Dean. The whole CD booklet will resemble a children's storybook, with illustrations that follow the storyline of the album and lyrics.
This particular picture is presented here in a different form. In the cd booklet, the song lyrics are inserted over some parts of the image:
So, what is she looking at? I won't show you the whole picture... this is just a preview and a teaser. You'll have to buy the CD (that will be out in a couple of months) to see the final version and the rest of the artwork :)
Again, a special thanks goes to Antea Ratković (miss AntRat), who collaborated closely on this project. She gave many great suggestions and advice, and designed some of the characters, including the main human character (a little girl) from my sketches and poses.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Here's a preview from a new project started recently in collaboration with miss AntRat. We're creating a children's book, and this is one of the 20 planned illustrations:
It's not the final version of the drawing, and each picture in the book will contain some additional surprises in the form of multiple layers and removable bits on the page.
Also, here's our entry to the deviantART contest for Cute Monsters T-shirt:
If you're a deviantART member and want to proudly wear this dragon on a T-shirt, then follow this link and click on "I'd wear this!" button to cast a vote. Thank you!
Posted by Hammerson at 12:39 AM
Friday, December 23, 2011
An early, embryonal version of the same drawing:
A Xmas card from the vault... one of my favorites, with new colors and some subtle improvements:
If you're a Grinch in heart, this one's for you:
In the end, here's a Lucky Rabbit and Miserable Mouse. It's a birthday gift for Tara:
Seasons Greetings and best wishes for 2012 from me and miss AntRat (my collaborator and partner in these artistic crimes).
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Garfield and his pals - a birthday gift for a little cousin who adores this fat lazy orange bastard :)
I tried to be faithful to the original look of main characters (perhaps this could pass as an official cover for a Garfield comic book), while still doing them in my style, with enough of my own idiosyncrasies and odd bits.
Garfield (C) Jim Davis / Paws Inc.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A double portion of Skadi fan art!
Actually, I'm cheating... these are two versions of (nearly) the same drawing, and they're both interesting in a different way. The first one has full and detailed backgrounds, plus an extra character. I'd perhaps give a slight nod of preference to the other version with Skadi alone, because I like the way the character stands out on a simple and less cluttered background. Plus, the lack of her sidekick Diseasoid might imply that she's actually eating his meat :)
Skadi and Diseasoid (C) Katie Rice & Luke Cormican /Dumm Comics
Friday, August 26, 2011
An art-trade/commission from a friend and fan at deviantART.
This drawing went through various changes and permutations (though the main idea remained the same since the beginning). Here's the final version:
Thursday, July 21, 2011
My Favourite Duck:
Just a quick drawing, straight from memory, without a reference. It was made for a Looney Tunes themed art jam at deviantART. A different version of this drawing can be seen here.