Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Conezone!

I've been a big fan of Conan's for years now, ever since I was in high school, and absolutely love him. I've been wanting to paint Conan for a while now and decided it was finally time to have a go.

I want to thank my model's, my wife Kat and my friend Kyle!




Friday, April 15, 2011

The 13 Coolest Magazine Covers This Month

My Trump cover for Utne Reader was selected as one of the 13 Coolest Magazine Covers this month! What? Get out? OK? (my first thoughts) Haha! No really, I'm seriously honored, I put a lot of work into this cover and I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I'm so happy for Utne getting the recognition too, I love working with them and hope to do many more covers for them in the future.

Click here to read and see more . . .

Text from the site . . .

"Print may be dead, or at least on its death bed, but that doesn't mean that magazine covers have stopped being awesome, or that walking into a NYC magazine store still isn't the best way to kill an extra 30 minutes.

To that end, we have curated some of the most stunning magazine covers that are out right now.

These covers will make your brains whir, your jaws drop, your mouths water, and your hearts melt. They feature Hollywood sweethearts -- be they male, female, or she-male, alive or dead. They play up caricatures fattened with symbolism, graphic messages of revolution, and of course big dogs with atomic attitudes.

So go ahead and judge these magazines by their covers."

Monday, April 11, 2011

COCO's Eye!

A work in progress . . .

Friday, April 08, 2011

Kevin Malone

Paint sketch.

"Who's been saying there's another person inside of me, working me with controls!?" -Kevin Malone

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Dwight Schrute

I have recorded the entire painting from start to finish and will post the videos on youtube as soon as I can.

Here are a few Dwight Schrute quotes from "The Office". I hope you enjoy.

1. When my mother was pregnant with me, they did an ultrasound and found she was having twins. When they did another ultrasound a few weeks later, they discovered that I had adsorbed the other fetus. Do I regret this? No, I believe his tissue has made me stronger. I now have the strength of a grown man and a little baby.

2. I am faster than 80% of all snakes.

3. I don’t care what Jim says, that is not Benjamin Franklin. I am 99% sure.

4. I don’t believe you, continue.

5. Reject a woman, and she will never let it go. One of the many defects of their kind. Also, weak arms.

6. When I die. I want to be frozen. And if they have to freeze me in pieces, so be it. I will wake up stronger than ever, because I will have used that time, to figure out exactly why I died. And what moves I could have used to defend myself better now that I know what hold he had me in.

7. The eyes are the groin of the head.

8. My feelings regenerate at twice the speed of a normal man

9. Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.

10. You know whats better than a triceratops. Only every other dinosaur that has ever existed.

11. Dolphins get a lot of good publicity for the drowning swimmers they push back to shore, but what you don’t hear about is the many people they push farther out to sea! Dolphins aren’t smart. They just like pushing things.

12. There are 40 rules all Schrute boys must learn by age 5. Rule #17- There are 3 things you never turn your back on- bears, men you have wronged, and a dominant male turkey during mating season

13. Question…

14. Would I ever leave this company? Look, I’m all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I’m being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly, I’m going wherever they value loyalty the most.

15. How would I describe myself? Three words: hard working, alpha male, jackhammer…merciless…insatiable…

16. I am fast. To give you a reference point I am somewhere between a snake and a mongoose…and a panther.

17. The problem, Jim, is that people who are really suffering from a medical condition won’t receive the care they need because someone in this office is coming up with ridiculous stuff. Count Choculitis….Why did you write that down, Jim? Is it because you know I love Count Chocula?

18. Security in this office park is a joke. Last year I came to work with my spud-gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at 60 pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Andy Richter

This started off as a sketch, just messing around and having fun, but I couldn't stop . . . . I'm not sure how long I spent on it? I love Conan and Andy makes the show even greater! Anyways, I have a few ideas and I think I will make an Andy Richter illustration and build from this study.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Incredible Shrinking Budget!

New cover I painted this week. This one was a lot of fun to do, and as usual, these turnarounds are fairly quick. I started sketches and ideas on Friday and the final was due the following Tuesday! I really enjoy doing these covers for the Observer, this is my third cover for them and I hope to do many more!

Close up crop of my final art.

Detail of Bloomie. Because I knew he would be printed quite small on the cover, I didn't bother painting him too large. I always paint larger than the print size . . . but on this one, I decided to keep it fairly loose and simple . . . it's perhaps a bit more cartoony, which I thought was fun to do.

This is my first, very rough thumbnail. This was done in about 5 minutes, just putting down lines quickly, giving birth to the idea . . . it's easier for me to get it out and then develop it more as I go.

The idea begins to form . . .

Still developing the idea and composition . . .

Steps, from initial head sketch to block in of color . . .

Rough head studies . . .

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