Ryan Huddle

coverjunkie:

New cover The Boston Globe Magazine 

Art Director: is Greg Klee
Designer: Ryan Huddle
Photographer: Dina Rudick

coverjunkie:

New cover The Boston Globe Magazine

Art Director: is Greg Klee
Designer: Ryan Huddle
Photographer: Dina Rudick

kalidraws:

2 covers for Hot Key Books! Hot Key is a UK publisher that specializes in fiction for 9-19 year old readers (and uses a lot of illustrated covers to boot!) Fearsome Dreamer came out last year, and I recently finished up the cover for its sequel, The Illusionists, this year, both written by Laure Eve. Both take place in a dystopian future with a distinctive mix of technology, magic, reality/dreams, (and romance!) centered around the heroine, Rue.

Hot Key had a pretty defined idea of what they wanted for each cover—Rue in the center standing wrapped in a future flag in the ruins of a stone square, and Rue facing forward, pushing open heavy doors with “Life” glitching out behind her. I was happy to oblige, and really like the mint & pink color combo we decided on!
It’s been a lot of fun to work on, with many thanks due to my dynamic duo of art directors, Jan Bielecki & Jet Purdie!

kalidraws:

For the Boston Globe’s Sunday Arts section, May 18th. The general theme was “Summer & Arts”, and right now I can’t think of anything more summery than a chill roof party. (please invite me to your roof parties)

I just sent one sketch for this, because I was really excited to do this particular idea, and my longtime art director Ryan Huddle is awesome and puts a lot of trust in me. Which, I think, leads to many of the illustrations I like the most, because I’m free to work in my own way and want to fulfill that trust with a really nice piece.

As a note—this piece was colored almost entirely with a combination of a gradient map and adjustment layers on top of a grayscale image. I started off with a grayscale sketch, and added a gradient map sandwiched between a few adjustment layers (curves, selective color, and color balance). For me, working on my tone/contrast first and then color 2nd is almost always the key to good color.

Print available from my Inprnt store.

This is one of my favorites