The Sideways House

The illustrations and inspirations of Denver illustrator Michelle Kondrich
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Drawing lots of park fun today. #illustration

Drawing lots of park fun today. #illustration

The Psychology of Speeding

Another new illustration this week, this time for an article about the psychology of speeding and what cities like New York can do to help slow people down and prevent speed-related deaths. The last illustration I posted was painted completely with digital brushes but for this piece I wanted to do a combination. There’s a certain roughness that you get with scanning real paint marks that I have trouble achieving digitally. The all-digital stuff I do tends to come out a bit soft, in my opinion.

I love working with scientific subject matter. It really gives my brain a good workout in the concept department because so many of the topics are abstract to begin with and there can often be a lot of obvious solutions that you have to think past to get to something more original.

matttaylordraws:

Time for another compilation of bits from my Instagram (which you can find here).

This time around it’s all snippets from a comic I am working on. I am painfully aware that I don’t actually have much in the way of proper experience in drawing sequential work (or to be more accurate I have drawn a meagre 24 pages to date). In order to get a bit more practice in before I start work on an ongoing series this fall (more on that later), I’m taking a leaf out of the book of Becky Cloonan and drawing a mini-comic with a view to having it available to buy for those of you attending Thought Bubble this November.

You will be able to see that all my favorite tropes are covered - beards, boats, skeletons, the sea and it’s mysteries - and there will no doubt be more snippets posted between now and November.

www.instagram.com/matttaylordraws

New whiteboard video for Lariat Partners in conjunction with Image Brew.

Go Ahead, Spice Up Your Investments

This new illustration is for an article about how investors can spice up otherwise boring investments. I’m in constant experimentation mode and for this piece I decided to try an all-digital approach. I painted the lines traditionally (with ink and brush) but the rest is all digital paint and texture. I’ve been playing around with various digital brushes, particularly Kyle T. Webster’s brushes, and this was painted almost entirely with his new gouache set. I’m still working out the best way to combine traditional and digital methods and Kyle’s brushes are certainly a big step in that direction.

The wind in my hair …

The wind in my hair …

rebeccamock:

The Aftershocks
medium.com

I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!

sbuzelli:

PLANSPONSOR August 2014 issue, part 1

Drawing boxes a week after moving. Cathartic or traumatic?

Drawing boxes a week after moving. Cathartic or traumatic?