In Illustration I, we got the assignment to illustrate an editorial. I chose one about water bottles and how the water is not actually as pure and wonderful as we like to think. These are six of my sketches. I got a bit obsessed with the idea of people drinking bathwater and lakes full of water bottles. Obviously.
This is the final drawing. I decided to go with my third sketch. I quite like the composition, but that's about it. It ended up being accidentally (somewhat) sexual. And the water kind of looks like spaghetti. Oh well. I'll do better next time.
In other news, I met Mike Mignola, James Jean, and Paul Pope (Mignola at the Baltimore Comic-Con, Jean and Pope at a reception at my shool). All three were incredibly nice and did drawings in my new sketchbook. If you click on the links, you'll be taken to my Flickr account, where you can read brief stories about the encounters and see the sketches they did for me. It still feels a bit surreal, actually. Here's the picture Paul Pope drew for me:
Now I have to make sure that everything I do in this sketchbook has to be AWESOME. No pressure, self.