Sunday, February 22, 2009

I finally got around to creating one of them newfangled blog things...

I illustrated the cover of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I liked the typography on the original cover, but the image on my copy (which I've lost...) was neat, but I had no idea what it had to do with the story.

Thumb nails of space and the Battle Room.

I got it in my head some how that the flash suits had to look a little bit like Robocop... I haven't seen the movie (I'll get around to it), but I think my brother had an action figure. It's a cool visor.

It only really shows through in the lighting and I guess the looming Bugger, but I used this assignment as an excuse to watch Alien and Aliens. I love the sets in those movies. A lot of my reference pictures were movie stills. I wanted it to feel a little bit like an updated 80s science fiction movie. And by updated I mean none of those gigantic low resolution monitors with little space invaders on them, hah hah. Outdated technology amuses me as long as it isn't mine. Like my forty pound TV... That's not funny...

Cool looking kid, bright colors, and a mysterious floating insect. I'd like to think it would encourage young readers to pick up the book and read it.

There will be more stuff soon!!