Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's Done!

It's done.... It's done.... I finally finished the art for "Go Ahead and Dream". Without revealing too much here are a few crops from the pages of the book.

© Greg Banning 2012

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another drawing from "Go Ahead And Dream".

At this rate it's going to take me another year to finish. 
Really... books are a labour of love.

This is actually a vignette. I'm including my reference this time.

© Greg Banning 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Another page from "Go Ahead and Dream"

Here's 1/2 of a double page spread that I finished drawing tonight. It features my beautiful wife and my stepdaughter.
All the reference photos were shot separately which didn't make things easy for me. So I had alot of work trying to figure out scale. Does it work?
I forgot to mention last time, that the pencils are drawn digitally using a tweaked 2B Pencil brush in Corel Painter 12.

© Greg Banning 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Back at it... "Go Ahead and Dream"

So after basically a year on hold. I will be wrapping up the final art for Karen Kingsbury and Alex Smith's picture book "Go Ahead and Dream". I should have all the art to HarperCollins by September.
Before I start painting. Here's a sneak peak at one of the pencil drawings from the book.

© Greg Banning 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Brawny Man featured on Live with Regis and Kelly

Kelly compared The Bachelor and Ted McGinley to The Brawny Man today. I was quite surprised to see the resemblance between Ted and Brawny.
It's kind of corny but I just had to write to them.

Here's what I wrote in my email:

I was thrilled to see that you compared Ted McGinley to the Brawny Man on your show today .
I'm the illustrator that re-imagined the new Brawny Man. So, I do agree Ted McGinley does look like the Brawny Man (I don't watch The Bachelor so I can't comment on that guy).
I wish I could also say it was a self portrait.
However The Brawny Man was based on a number of men. Including George Clooney, but it was based mainly on a model that I used for the pose.
The final result is mainly a characterization that allows The Brawny Man to be unique. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

OLG Illustration

I finished this piece last week for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. It was a great experience and a lot of fun to do.
A big thanks to the creative at Draft FCB Toronto.

OLG has a graphic on the card. To protect their copyright I substituted it with my logo.

© Greg Banning 2011