Illustrating Treasure Island

With the release of Treasure Island on the iPad I'm happy to show some development work from last year. I would work up the roughs on the Cintiq before moving to colour in Photoshop. Many ideas are discarded, but that's the nature of quick thumbnails. You hope to capture the energy of the doodles in the finished artwork. There's over 40 finished illustrations, so here's a small sample of some of them. All art copyright Space Dog Books 2011.





















































25 comments:

rose-a-petits-pois said...

O_____O

Simini said...

So excited to purchase this! I was just looking through your blog yesterday and saw some of the posts about it and thought: "Can't wait to see that finished..."

Wish granted!

Peter H. Reynolds said...

FABULOUS!

Matt J said...

STUPENDOUS!!!!

Oscar Grillo said...

Treasure Planet.

gur-B said...

stupendous indeed !

Gorillustrator said...

Absolutely fantastic, thanks for a peek into the process behind these. Off to purchase the app this second!

stefan marjoram said...

Congratulations on completing it - just downloading it now. Had a quick look at the terrific preliminary sketches (but didn't look too closely as they give away too much :)

Mike Shorten said...

Absolutely awesome. I'm gonna HAVE to buy an iPad now...

Chris Battle said...

Yes, please.

Chris Battle said...

Yes, please.

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Thanks guys! Not all of these preliminary sketches were used, and these are only a handful.

WJC said...

Oh heck, beautiful stuff!

Vince M said...

Magnificent!!

limbolo said...

Love it all... Especially Ben Gunn.

Drazen said...

beautiful!

SteveLambe said...

Inspiring!

Nick Bear said...

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Nick Bear said...

Hey this stuff is great! Really makes me feel happy. INSPIRED much. Follow me on my blog when you get time, I'd really appreciate it. nickbearsketchbook.blogspot.com

Kristina Bustamante said...

Beautiful rough compositions. You make it looks so easy. And it's strange, but I really dig the way you draw wood, especially the natural swirly patterns of wood.

Doron Meir said...

Absolutely stunning.

Doron Meir said...

Absolutely stunning.

band1koot said...

Wow! Your work is astounding! I think if I could be half as good as you one day, I'd be very pleased!! Keep inspiring us with your wonderful creations! :)

Walter Leoni said...

WOW!

K.B. said...

Glorious !Purchasing book now !