Friday, November 25, 2011

IF: Round

zdepski's illustration of Mike and Ike on the moon
Mike and Ike on the Moon

Dialog:
Mike: "Splee-ah! Splee-ah!"
Ike: "No, Dummy. Circle back around!"
Mike: "Derpa Derp."

getting stuff done on the moon with less-than-the-best equipment.

Three sketches merged into one narrative "A Day in the Life of" piece.

Ike is about ready to throw in the towel.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

500th Post - City Cow Country Cow

City Cow - Country Cow by paul zdepski
City Cow - Country Cow
Illustration Friday word is "Vanity". I don't know why this popped into my head, but the vanity of believing you're far removed from being on someone's plate for dinner when you're equally as vulnerable seems rampant in our American society. The fact that many of us are a mere paycheck away from the street, or a missed payment away from loosing our healthcare makes me wonder how we can still be so callous to our neighbors (cow-less - punny).

vanity.

digital piece using a couple of photos from my nyc trip, and the hair of a shorthorn cow. pen lines are done in Corel Painter 11 and the color and texture is in Photoshop.

both cows are smoking...

I was able to listen to one of the organizers (member, since it's a headless organization) speaking at the National Women's Democratic Club during our art opening last Thursday night. The DC locals in the crowd were ambivalent to the movement's lofty goals, and squawked about DC's taxation without representation not being part of the platform. The Occupy tent seems to be stuck as a sounding board for the nation's ills and complaints... perhaps not the focused force it needs to be.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

IF: Silent

Arlington 1963, JFK funeral moments, by paul zdepski
Arlington 1963 - Remembrance on Veterans Day

These are three panels from an upcoming story about the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963, by Rebecca Goldfield. Rebecca and I have been hashing through her story for the last four months, and we finalized and signed off on our portion yesterday, Veteran's Day. The Eleventh Hour, of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month of the Eleventh Year into the Century.

The three moments are indeed silent, from the family's sorrow, the widow clutching the flag and the eternal flame with Lee's Mansion and the flag at half-mast. I will post the story's release when I get the go from the editor and publisher.

On a historical note, John-John and Caroline weren't present at the funeral. This is a panel I developed, but didn't include because of the inaccuracy. However, I thought it was touching enough to be shown on its own merits.

These panels are entirely digital, inked with a digital pen in Corel Painter 11, merged and colored in Photoshop CS2.

Friday, November 4, 2011

IF: Stripes

zdepski's illustration - Home mitt Siegfried und Roy

Home mitt Siegfried und Roy

Stripes of all types - this is a snippet piece of a larger group of drawings about life with Siegfried and Roy... Such pet ownership joys like; cleaning the cat box, scooping up hairballs, dead animals left on the porch... you get the idea.

I didn't rag on Roy that much, he's got it bad with that tiger bite on his neck. Can't pile on. I also took liberties with the color. S&R are known for their white tigers and lions, but I love the color of the beasts in nature. Sorry... artistic license.