Archive for June, 2010
Book: The Hobbit
Posted by: Sam Bosma
Because of the amount of time it takes me to complete these illustrations to my satisfaction, I am altering my posting schedule from a final every month to a final every two months, with a process update on off months. I will still be doing twelve illustrations, but from now on, they’ll be arriving a bit slower. I must apologize for this, but I only want to deliver my best work and my free time to work on these flights of fancy is limited more and more each day.
That said, here are a few of the many, many sketchbook pages I’ve devoted to this next illustration and to the design of its main attraction, Gollum. None of these thumbnails will be used in the final, and I’ll probably have twenty more before I get to where I need to be. I’ve had a much easier time determining what shouldn’t be in this image and I’m still trying to figure out the rest. These Gollum drawings neither great nor are they the final design, but they are on the right track. The rest of my process work for this project, including more Gollum drawings, can be found on my blog.
Here’s a peek at what some of the Lost Boys will look like. They’re definitely sporting a 90s style and reckless teen vibe. I’ve also decided to introduce Rufio and will likely draw some skateboarding hoodlums.
Big apologies for not getting my Alice illustration up today– I’m shooting to have it up Wednesday. Long stories I won’t bother you with! In the meantime though, I have a couple of things for you…
The above image is from some early sketches of Alice I did around January; I was hoping to share more of them but my sketchbooks are being shot for a book, so these are all I had of those. Notable for the upper right; one of my favorite sketches of her so far and the basis for this month’s illustration, which is a very minor scene in the book I wanted to deal with.
This is a little repeat pattern I came up with in the spring of Wonderland motifs– flora along with the ‘eat me’ and ‘drink me’ containers. A different colorway and pattern will be part of the endpapers for an upcoming Alice notebook I did for Monoblock! But for now, feel free to gussy up your desktops with a bit of pattern and color.
Again, sorry for the delay, but hopefully you’ll agree it was worth the wait!