These guys were commissioned a little while ago by a friend at work, they're her little urchins, and she seems to be happy with these portraits of her lively sons who were gifted them as Christmas presents :)
This is just a little something I doodled up at work between rounds. No pencils or anything, just ink on the naked paper. Trees are cozy like that.
This is the original, unedited version of the cover art for the book. The printed version has a black background, but I like this original version as well, even though the printed one is more suited for the book.
I'm going through my heaps of odd bits and ends among my piles of sketches, illustrations, and paintings and I find stuff I in part have forgotten all about having ever made, and also I dig up old jobs and such. I found a heap of originals of the old job Noir, and I also found I actually like them a lot. I actually think the originals are better than the ones which went into print, and it's partly because of the bleed of the artwork at the edges; it enhances the effect quite drastically of the already dark and dystopian mood of the illustrations, and I think the book would've been even better if we had printed the artwork as is instead of the cropped at the edges versions.
Anyway, these are a few of them as they are in their original unedited versions. Click the "Read More" button for a larger viewing.