Thursday, June 2, 2011

Concept : Cover art

It's been some busy weeks for me, I wasn't able to just sit down and draw at all. Long gone the free hours during my night shift. Things just wouldn't stop popping up at work(and was even engulfed in a life threatening scenario as well! Don't worry, I wasn't hurt in that event) and constantly require my attention as an employee. Day shift is even more hectic, and the sad thing is that, it's not going to get any better. -_-
That aside, I am just happy that I was able to get back in touch with my publisher. The concept drawings of family which I did earlier this year is still valid(I am surprised!), and there are still things needed to be worked. They stressed on the blacklines of the cover page, and they gave me the general idea of how the author wanted it, so here's my take on it.
 (The sketch of the concept in ink, pencils and office highlighters)
(Blackline version in ink, to be approved)

I am not sure if they will accept it so we'll see.
Thank you all so much for your comments. I really appreciate all of them and your time. I will try my best to spend more time drawing. My moleskine is once again being ignored due to other more significant responsibilities....sigh.

30 comments:

  1. Hi Alex,

    I think your rendering is lovely and hope it is well received.

    I've missed you - didn't realize you had been in danger - just knew you were stressed at work.

    I hope things quiet down a bit so I can see more of your art, selfish of me, I know.

    xoxo

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  2. Let us put all of our nuclear power plants on fault lines, in the paths of hurricanes and tornadoes, and tzunamis, etc. Sure. Let's live dangerously. Sure.

    So glad you are still with us. It would greatly sadden me if I were to learn that you are no longer in this world.

    Your blackline drawing is amazing! I have spent a few days parked at a building I was attracted to (drawing architecture is not my thing). If I am slow on everything else, I am really slow with this. Anyway, it has a wonderful style - very friendly. I hope they pick you.

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  3. Wow you are incredible! Thanks so much for visiting my blog~ I'm honored that you enjoyed my work!

    tee

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  4. nice concept, the black and white looks more pro though

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  5. I hope they accept it. It's a great drawing. It certainly says "a family lives here".

    My son works at San Onofre in California. I worry a tiny bit but I worry a lot more about him for surfing as he has seen a shark and surfed in some pretty large waves!

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  6. Hope you are doing well Alex. Especially after that 'dangerous' moment!
    Your blackline drawing is just awesome.. I wish you all the very best.. (and I hope you don't have any nightmares to keep you awake!)

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  7. The illustration looks great, I like the 2nd one with the childrens slides etc, it feels even more like a family home with toys about.
    No wonder you feel stressed at work!

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  8. Glad you are still around, Alex! I do hope things may soon quieten down a little so that you can get on with your sketching!
    Sometimes life in my corner of the world can seem a little mundane but when I hear about the awful weather events in other parts, 'mundane' can seem quite appealing.
    I love the blackline drawing - hope all goes well with that. ('Blackline' is a new word for me!)

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  9. Boy, you sure make my life seem simple. May your ears and mind be at peace! Nice drawing.

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  10. As Krista said it's looking good so far. Fingers Xd for you.

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  11. Beautiful work, Alex! Sure to get the response you seek!

    Meanwhile, take it easy and just sketch whenever you can!!!

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  12. Your sketches are great. A lovely home for any family! Sure they will love them.

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  13. I sure am glad to hear that you are okay! These are wonderful drawings! I hope things will settle down for you now.

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  14. Beautiful drawings Alex. Glad you are safe.

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  15. It looks so neat!! I'm glad your work is recognised. Go you!!
    Loved the Black Eyed Peas drawing, below, too, it's awesome!
    I hope everything is okay for you, now.

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  16. I'm also glad you're still here, and not hurt.

    I must have missed something along the way; I didn't realize you were publishing something. Wonderful! (Although you must be extremely busy)

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  17. Glad to hear you are doing ok! I know how it is about the creative momentum waxing and waning... you'll get back to it, I'm sure, but in the meantime, don't beat yourself up too much about it! Easy does it..!

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  18. Take it easy, Alex: it's a fantastic work! :)

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  19. I hope your work gets accepted - it's very good. Also, I'm happy to hear that you were not in any immediate danger - hopefully things will get back to normal for you at work soon.

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  20. Nice for both the sketches and blackline drawing!! interested to switch to archi job or specialized in architectural illustration? ;)

    do share with us when it is published! and Congrats!!

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  21. Alex, I'm so glad that you are safe and that your family is, too. What a difficult line of work to be in. And how life affirming your artwork is!

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  22. wow, you're drawings of buildings are great! You're very good with keeping your lines perfect and neat. Guess that's important in illustration!

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  23. Great concept and great drawing - hope you get the gig Alex :)
    Sue

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  24. Hi Alex, I hope this goes through, been having problems with leaving comments... I really like the rendering of your work, and the shades and high lights (even when you just use a few lines, they are all there). I like the second house the best, but I wish you luck with both of them. Cant wait to see all this in print form, its exciting. As always, love your art!!! And thank you so much for your comments you left in my blog, they mean a lot : )

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  25. Glad to see your back and safe. Though we can beat ourselves up and feel out of sink with out our drawing time, life happens and it will come back around. i too have had times away and it is just how it goes. hang in there.
    also contact me with an address to send your print you won from me. i can't find anycontact info.
    susanwalkerart@yahoo.com
    thanks!

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  26. Dear Alex, these drawings are so beautiful!
    Don't give up, even if it's so difficult to find the time for drawing!!!
    I hope everything is going better with your work!

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  27. Oh Alex, I had no idea you had a close call! I'm so glad you are safe - that's the important thing. I think your publisher will choose your drawings - they're wonderful! hugs, nancy

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