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job + short deadline + PASSION = all-nighter

Post by Frank Stockton » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:38 pm

Hey guys,

I've been up all night doing this job for the Russian Esquire. They don't pay well but they always give me the COOLEST jobs. Now I'm thinking I would LOVE do to a kids book of some sort.

Anyway, these are from some Ambrose Bierce stories about shipwrecks. I took the craziness of the writing and tried to put some of that into the drawings. WOOHOO


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Post by maxoid » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:43 pm

Dude! Love it! The old captain(?) sitting on the poop is my favorite, with the man knife-fighting the spirit(?) coming in second. Lovely pallette, too.

Been seeing your stuff in the New Yorker lately, lovin' that too!

-max

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Post by Plognark » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:23 am

Whoa...these are awesome... :shock:

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Post by Scott Hallett » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:00 am

Frank...wow! You are a God amongst illustrators. These are just fantastic!

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Post by marco » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:25 am

:shock:
so good...the composition on the first one is awesome...
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Post by neil » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:35 am

Ahh very tasty shapes and colors, I love it! There is a kind of classic 70's magazine feel to your recent stuff--do you know what I mean? I think it's the warm earthy colors and brush strokes.

And I see the Walkabout illustration on your blog--I'm so jealous! That's one of my favorite movies from years ago. I will look forward to the article.

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Post by almo » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:44 pm

The sharks are excellent. And I like the second one a lot, too. But for some reason, the left hand in the first one bothers me a little bit. I'm not sure what it is about it, though...

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Post by Greatnation » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:49 pm

I love Frank Stockton.


you draw the coolest hands. (everything else is cool too)

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Post by Muffin » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:30 pm

Frank, these are extremely awesome! Also they fit perfectly for a russian purpose I think. The colors are just amazing, and the scenes! man.. :)
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Post by campy22 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:08 am

I agree withe evrery body else on these. Fantastic, and what a color scheme.
Very very inspiring

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Post by Threshold » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:57 am

Sharks are my favorite.

Seriously, though... how did you get this gig?

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Post by Frank Stockton » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:54 am

Hey guys, thanks for the kind words. As to the color scheme, i've been playing around a lot lately with bright, primary color schemes. I think they work especially well with dark subject matter.

Threshold, for the gig the emailed me. I got recommended to Esquire Russia about 2 years ago right when I got out of school by another illustrator who was too busy. They don't pay well but they have cool assignments. The funny thing about them is 90% of the time they give me a job and I fist think "I'm so wrong for this!" but it always turns out to be something I'm proud of. I think it's because I'm forced to do something different...

p.s. Almo is right about the wanky hand.

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Post by aaron » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:12 am

Frank. I really really love these. The first two really hit the spot. All the rest, made me full. Congrats on the job.

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Post by Tony » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:54 pm

Bitchin'. I'm enjoying the shark one quite a bit.

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Post by joelfurtado » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:49 pm

gorgeous.... colors are so fantastic and I love the quality of your illustrations. I love the boots in the third pic, something about the angle, looks so awesome. Fantastic work.

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