Friday, December 12, 2008

progress sketch for poem artwork

This is the pencil I am working on for the set of a poem I am doing art for. The two characters will be dropped into the artwork and then colored. So this is more of a progress piece.
To be put up on my wife's blog for her poems.
copyright scott cattanach 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

More Whimsical Characters

I have always wanted to illustrate children's books. These are some recent pieces I have done recently for my wife's poems.
copyright scott cattanach 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Fun Time Zombie Land

Return to the land of the dead. I pulled some sketchbook work of my friends the zombies.
All work is under copyright of scott cattanach.

Cecilia's Closet - meatpion

This is another character from CL, one of the horrors from the dark.
copyright scott cattanach

Friday, December 5, 2008

SDC Graffiti Logo

One of my graffiti t-shirt graphics. I like twisting extruded shapes for letters. 
copyright scott cattanach 2008

Fantasy Warriors and Magic - Illustrations

In the time before I had started my professional career I spent a lot of my time either taking part in sports activities I enjoyed or working on my artwork.

In the time after high school I really wanted to work in the comic industry, and that eventually was my first professional art job. I worked as a digital colorist for Malibu Comics, which was then bought out by Marvel. Then Marvel shut the house down and shipped all the work to Ireland because it was cheaper. So right after I went to Klasky Chupo to do character Design for Duckman. Which was a whole different story. But that gig was short lived and I ended up doing freelance comic coloring from someone I worked and Malibu/Marvel with.

In the time before that job I focused a lot on my illustration detail and characters complexity. I used a set of Rapideograph pens to ink my pencils. I usually spent most of my day and well into the night riding my bike from place to place spending hours drawing and drinking coffee. In the 90's Ventura had a nice selection of living room style coffee houses. These were great environments for paying little for coffee and spending large amounts of time there. Which allowed for me to focus on the detail I wanted to put into my drawings, potential portfolio.

The first piece of the witch and cat was from 93 and the second was after getting into Malibu and was done in 95. Both are copyright protected under Scott Cattanach.

Cecilia's Closet - character design - minions

Cecilia's closet is another of my story lines that has been somewhat abandoned. I have narrowed my work flow to make sure I can get work done. It has not been completely abandoned but for right now it is dormant. These are character concepts for some of the characters on the darker side of a dark story. All characters, concepts and story lines are owned and copyright protected under Scott Cattanach, no material may be used in whole, part or likeness without artists permission.

Horror Illustrations

Early in my drawing life i found i loved and had a good hand for drawing horror illustrations. Growing up and living a night life of nightmare dreams i had a full library of ideas to draw from. This is a sketchbook piece i did back in 1995 copyright scott cattanach.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Character Designs

This is a selection of different character designs for work and personal.
copyright scott cattanach 1997, 2004, 2003, 2004, 2003

Character Design - Smog Man

This piece was a character design done freelance for a video game back in 1998. I am not sure if the game was completed or not. copyright scott cattanach 1998

Character Concept - Desert Vampire Boy

Sometimes the random paths of drawing come to characters that turn out to be your favorite creations. This was one of a group of characters created in one of my sketch books, that I did some digital coloring on. The desert vampire boy is in motion repelling back towards the sky and a trail of blood in the sky will lead from victim off screen. copyright scott cattanach 2006

Character Design - Alien (aquatic)

This was a piece I did as a pencil test for a job application. There was about a dozen character and perspective illustrations done for the job test. Drawn in 1997 copyright scott cattanach.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

zombie land

I have always loved working with monsters and creatures. And of course there is true fun in working with zombies. the template is already there, the world, everyone you see. Just take a little off here and there and keep the essence of the individual. This sketch was from one of my 2002 sketchbooks where I was working directly with color pencils for sketching. It gives little room to go back. An exercise in knowing what you are laying down. This fellow just has that special something.
copyright scott cattanach 2002

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

monkey dirty pants

Everyone knows if you got a monkey, you got diapers. Or you have crap flying all over the place. And no one wants that. copyright scott cattanach 2001

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thought Process

copyright scott cattanach 2007

character design

I am in the process of reviving an old story concept that was started and set to the side. I liked the concept of the story but had others at the time that were more important. In starting back I have to get the feel of the world again, and sketching characters is a large part of that process for me. all concepts are originals by scott cattanach copyright 2008

female warrior pencil

This is a common theme for me. Character design was always a comfortable place for me, this piece is from a sketch book that I redrew and tightened up on a sheet of velum. copyright scott cattanach 2008