Friday, December 16, 2011


Cover illustration for a magazine that features writing, photography and art from members of a website I've long lurked around. This issue will be dedicated to exploring the nerd. I was a little unsure what nerd actually means anymore. It is a term I now see being used with some pride. I envisioned them as people with a fondness for the enthusiasms of their childhood, for comic books, science fiction and technology, so I attempted to clutter the frame with signs of all that. Clutter can be a design challenge for as undisciplined and anxious a draftsman as I. This is my first finished illustration using MyPaint, an open source paint program that I'm using as an alternative to purchasing Photoshop. I like it, much simpler, and it has the feel of actual drawing tools.

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