Sunday, October 6, 2013

War of the Worlds project Art Blog

I am still working on the art for the Pilgrim project, but come 2014 I will be working back on my War of the Worlds project.  I might post here as well, but I have created a new art blog specifically for the project.  Until then, I will keep you posted on the progress for The Pilgrim art book.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Pilgrim's Progress (Part 5)- A Beautiful House


I won't be posting all the full panels for the upcoming book for the album, The Pilgrim by Nate Currin, but I will post some preview shots.  Here is one from A Beautiful House.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Pilgrim's Progress (Part 4)- The Traveler's Road


I won't be posting all the full panels for the upcoming book for the album, The Pilgrim by Nate Currin, but I will post some preview shots.  Here is one from The Traveler's Road.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Pilgrim's Progress (part 3)- Apollyon

Here is the second panel I have worked on for a book based on Nate Currin's album, The Pilgrim, based on The Pilgrim Progress by John Bunyun.  This panel is for the song, "Apollyon, That Old Serpent The Devil."  It is officially the largest file I have ever created for a single piece of art at 9.2gb!
There are plenty of more for me to work on and possibly show.  Until then, check out Nate's album as it is now available!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Vacation

 This month I had the opportunity of a lifetime to celebrate my 26th birthday
doing something I had really wanted to do: fly in some vintage planes from WWII.
On my birthday, the 24th of July, I got to fly in "Gunfighter," a P-51D Mustang!  It was the best plane I have ever flown in.  I also had a unique opportunity to present, Larry (the pilot), with my cutaway drawing of a Mustang.  Now my art is hanging in their museum!  It is one thing to research and draw a piece of important history, it is another thing to actually fly in it!
Later in the week I got to fly in a B-25 Mitchell Bomber.  This thing is LOUD!  I was able to sit up in the nose for the majority of the flight and it was awesome!  I feel privileged to have been given two good views in two amazing planes!
The rest of the vacation was pretty cool as well as I got my first flight lesson where I learned how to take off, recover from a stall, and land a plane.  I also got to launch some model rockets.  All in all, it was a pretty spectacular vacation.  Now back to working on some art... 

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Pilgrim's Progress (part 2)


Finally finished up the first panel for Nate Currin's upcoming album project based on The Pilgrim's Progress.  This is one panel of 18 that I'll be doing.  This is the first file that I've ever had to use a .psb instead of a .psd.  I wanted to ensure a high resolution finish so the file in photoshop is quite large!  Anyway, I'll update this site with previews of the progress for the 'Progress' every now and then until the final book release.  Enjoy!  -Also, check out Nate's music.  It is going to be one awesome album!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Pilgrim's Progress

Temporarily, my War of the Worlds cross-section/cutaway project is on hold for a few months as I begin work on a project that has me extremely excited to be working on.  I will be returning to my digital stained-glass style/approach similar to that of the mural I did for Christ Church- but with a more matured use of the stained-glass look.
I am helping create art for a book that will accompany the upcoming album based on The Pilgrim's Progress (originally by John Bunyan- it is an allegorical tale of one man's journey of faith, trials and the venture to the 'Celetial City'), composed and sung by the very talented musician, Nate Currin.  Check out his music, it is amazing stuff!  I've had the opportunity to preview the upcoming album to produce the illustrations, and it is one of the best albums I have heard for this year.  Above is a sketch for the first song.  Later, I'll give a preview of the stained glass and cleaned-up linework.  I'll announce when the album and the art-book are released.  Stay tuned, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!