Archive for November, 2009

About This Work: Andy

Posted in About This Work on November 19, 2009 by Kris

About This Work: Andy

As much as I love animals, I’ve never really attempted to draw them realistically. I’ve done plenty of doodles and cartoons of them, but never really attempted a realistic drawing. A few years ago, I decided to draw one of my guinea pigs, Andy. I was really happy with how it turned out, and that I managed to capture the varying shades of colour in his fur.

This drawing is a bit bittersweet, as Andy passed away on November 12th. He was a sweet little guy who loved to cuddle. I’m glad I was able to immortalize him in one of my drawings.

About This Work: MSRP “The Dead Talk Back” EP

Posted in About This Work on November 4, 2009 by Kris

About This Work: MSRP “The Dead Talk Back” EP

The concept for the artwork was to create something that seemed pretty rock ‘n’ roll, but not too serious. Nic, MSRP‘s guitarist/vocalist/all-around jack-of-all-trades, liked some anatomy drawings I did a few years ago. I initially planned on using those, but ended up finding a website with vintage clip art taken from old textbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias. There were hundreds of anatomy drawings available, so I used those instead. I used a skull on the front cover, a heart for the inside tray, and a full skeleton on the back cover. I went for sort of an old textbook look with the text, and added sort of a fiber-looking texture to everything so it looked like it was on old paper. And, to lighten up the mood a bit, Nic said he wanted to use bright green and bright purple as the colours, since they were the “least metal” colours he could think of.

I think the artwork turned out really well, and the guys seemed to like it.