I decided to start a series of posts dedicated to artists that keep me motivated and inspired each week. Lately I've been looking at the French comic book artists Jacques Tardi (often credited as simply Tardi). Known for his fantastic World War I graphics novels, I was introduced to his work through his award winning classic It Was The War Of The Trenches. His line work is absolutely spectacular and his simple use of color is really something I'm trying to adopt in my own illustration work. To see more of his work, click here. enjoy!
This is a recent ad illustration for the NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) via MOAA (Military Officers Association of America). The theme was Mental Health: Linking Warriors and Their families, Government, and Society. The concept was a soldier with traumatic brain injuries or PTSD arriving home and being supported by his family. Tried to keep it more graphic this time around. Below you can also see some of the other concepts I submitted.
Hey guys, I’m having an open forum later this month and anyone who’s in the Richmond, VA area is invited to join me for a chat. It’s not a presentation, but more of a Q&A on the industry and the general freelancing career, so I’ll be answering anyone’s questions. Hope to see you there. (Poster design by Monica Janelli).
THIS site has a ton of free Anatomy Books (by Burne Hogarth) for download. It's a fantastic source for art-study material and there are even scientific journals available for free (for anyone who's interested). Some of the Anatomy books are in Russian, but most are in English. It's all about the images though, so it's no big deal!