Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Okkervil River :: The New Yorker

tomer :: the indie-rock band Okkervil River had a show at the Bowery Ballroom a few weeks back and the New Yorker was looking for a ‘live’ image of the band playing on stage. after digging around the web for visuals and looking at the pics sent by the AD I’ve organized a horizontal composition basing the drawing on some of these visuals.

At this point the composition had to be reorganized to fit a shorter wider proportions.


  1. NIcely done. Great color combos as usual. I like the spotting of the 'blacks' too ,especially the face that's in complete shadow.

  2. jamie1:51 AM

    i love this. it's great.
    i can't decide if the final illustration
    is better then the process sketches..

    great work, man.

  3. It's interesting seeing how the stylization comes to pass after having sketched more realistically.

    It's like you put your Hanuka filter on and then the world goes crazy!

    Nice process.


  4. right ! nice to discover each step of the creation !
    great artwork !

  5. Victor7:20 PM

    Beautiful piece! Though I find it curious that you changed both guitarists from being right handed in the photos to being left handed in the illustration. Nitpicks aside, great illustration!

  6. great job of compiling the figures together. i personally like the composition of the first sketch better. it's a bummer that it had to be resized.

  7. Great work. I have been a fan since I saw your work in the SVA illustration portfolio book my first year there. The one with superman on the cover. Nice to see you have a blog.

  8. awesome to find this - we actually posted the image a few days ago on our blog, and someone forwarded this. great work!

  9. really nice, i love the stripes in the background

  10. Anonymous3:02 PM

    wow, it's so awesome that you show your work process. it really helpfull and your work is inspiring!

    thank you!

  11. so good in too many ways to mention.

  12. thanks everybody... and nice meeting you too Frank

  13. the color on this is awesome

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