This was a fun one. This one was for Thom Glick's half of the Illustration Workshop at CCAD. Everyone had to concept out a few characters based on the theme "rodeo". I eventually landed on this rodeo rider that essentially rides a multi-rocketed platform with bull riding rules. I devised a ruleset for it, and arena type atmosphere that I'll be using when I take this concept further.
Interestingly, there was a "twist" second half to the assignment and we have to base an illustration on the character. Unfortunately for me, it has to include the character, and be based on the Haiti Disaster. Gonna be a tough one to pull together tastefully. Excited to see where it goes though. If you want to see what some of the others in the class came up with click here: CCAD Illustration Workshop.
Also on the table this week is a borderline children's illustration with some bird creatures. I got a bit ambitious and the scenery is very... perspective...y. A friend suggested I use sketch up to eliminate a bunch of the complicated perspective work. I have to really recommend this software. Absolutely great, if you haven't tried it. It's incredibly intuitive. Download it, it's awesome.
Also, also, I found a early leak of Massive Attack's new album. Just couldn't wait, so I nabbed it and I gotta say, definitely a return to form to the likes of Mezzanine. It's called Heglioland, and if you can get it, not sure on the actual release date, you have to check it out. Good stuff.