All images, c. Kevin Sprouls
As promised, this week, it’s a survey of my efforts at illustrating fantastic animals. Let’s start with a wine label design I did for the offering from Mendoza called “Gran Enemigo”.
This is the label concept…
and here is my finished illustration:
Next up, a few images that appeared in the New Yorker magazine, www.newyorker.com for their “Goings On About Town” section:
Here is my illustration for the movie “Gremlins Two”. That little guy is pretty cute!
Next, a band calling themselves “Animal Logic” was playing New York that week…
A little silly, but fun.
On a more serious note, here is a still from the 1946 film, “La Belle et Le Bete”, by Jean Cocteau. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauty_and_the_Beast_(1946_film)
The original version of this art is in black-and-white. I thought it a good idea to create a full-color version. I was well-familiar with the film, so it was exciting to make this illustration.
The New Yorker is my favorite magazine, but it was a challenge to be a regular contributor. The pay was humble, and the turnaround was very tight — one or two days for each assignment. Of course, I couldn’t say no… it was The New Yorker! I worked for the magazine for a little over two years.
Finally, a simple animation I made of my dog, Birch. She is a spirited and beautiful Jack Russell Terrier. Here’s a wink for good luck! …