I am available for freelance illustration, storyboarding, sketch art, and concept art in Print/Advertising/Entertainment companies in the Los Angeles area (in-house) or anywhere across the globe (remotely.) I accept fine-art commissions only as my schedule allows. I do not accept tattoo-design commissions. // jawcooper@gmail.com

July 22, 2010

Local Fauna

On page 11 of this weeks LA Weekly! Pick up a copy today!

The original concept for this piece was "Wild Angelinos." I wanted to show the wildlife of Los Angeles (pigeons, rats, raccoons, coyotes...etc) going about their business much as we do, dressed up in suits, dressed down in flip flops, walking their pet cockroaches and so on. Working with Jason the idea evolved into charicatures of different types of LA citizens represented as animals; "Local Fauna." I wanted it to look like a vintage scientific illustration.

Final:


Original thumbnail, so you can see how rough I sometimes start:


Process: Sketch, final drawing, and halfway through the painting (done with sepia washes, before any color.)
*THIS DRAWING SOLD*


As always, a big "thank you" to art directors Jason Jones and Darrick Rainey!

And finally; this tall drink of Swiss mountain spring water is the lovely and exceedingly talented Danielle Buerli. She is moving out of the country in only a handful of days so I made her a friendship-headdress out of soft faux leather and wire. Here she is wearing it at Sturtevant Falls. Shomako forever.



July 8, 2010

Oh baby!

This is one of the drawings I did for Ken Garduno and Tom Haubrick's zine "Fauna vs. Flora" which they will distribute at Comic Con. If you're going to Comic Con, track them down!

*Note the three chinchillas cavorting!

*THIS DRAWING SOLD*


Oh baby! This sketch... I wish I could say this was my own sick idea, but actually it's for a job I'm working on. Womb womance? Fetal attraction? Anyone?