Thursday, July 31, 2008
Illustration Friday: "Canned"
So, this is a two for one post; one being an Illustration Friday entry for "Canned," and the other continuing my series on highlighting/ being inspired by different artists I met during the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend.
This piece was inspired by a really cool artist by the name of Josh Frankel, and his series of "wordless natural history comics." This illustration is based off the one called "Seafood," which tells the story of the life of a tuna, and how it gets from being a wild predator of the sea into the small can of processed fish you see on your supermarket shelf.
Josh brings a fantastic awareness of ocean conservation and awareness to his art, something that I hope to bring to my own art one day. The style of both his art and narrative of his work is really striking, and I highly recommend checking out his books and website. That, and he's a super nice guy to meet and talk to : D
Twilight of the Sea Cow
and Water Column, which isn't for sale on his site yet, but is beautiful in it's abstract microscopic look at plankton (with a great surprise ending!)
Also, remember to eat responsibly when you eat seafood!