SGE: THE EVER NEVER HANDBOOK

Here are some of the illustrations featured in Soman Chainani's School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook published by Harper Collins. This is my first published work. I consider myself blessed to have worked on such a fun, exciting and challenging project.

Summary: It's a book companion to the world of School for Good and Evil, and handed out to the new students accepted to the school, to prep them, and guide them in their school experience.
This was a much bigger challenge than anticipated. The book includes over a 100 different kinds of illustrations. Soman wanted the artwork to look like it was created by many different Artists. 
It includes, fashion designs, architectural rendering, bestiary, portraits, detailed paintings and cartoons.  

Writers: Soman Chainani and Ami Boghani
Book (front and back) Cover: Iacopo Bruno
Art Director: Amy Ryan
Senior Executive Editor: Antonia Markiet
Published by Harper Collins - July, 2016

These images are copyrighted and may not be used in any way without permission. If you would like to share and repost please make sure to link back to this blog.


SOPHIE'S "SCHOOL OF EVIL" RENOVATION PROPOSAL


ALUMNI GALLERY


FIRST YEAR GOALS


BESTIARY: FRIENDS OF EVIL

BESTIARY: FRIENDS OF GOOD


EVER AFTER AND NEVER-MORE MURALS


THE FLOWERGROUND (SGE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM)


HESTER'S CRIB NOTES


SCHOOL UNIFORMS


FACULTY


SENIOR PORTRAITS


ARTIFACTS


SGE WORLD TRAVEL POSTCARDS

SKETCHBOOK 2014-15

Latest picks from my sketchbook. The images include some Ideas, sketches and finished drawings. 

 

The Muse of Richard long: Part II Actaeon

Here are some pages from part II, Actaeon of The Muse of Richard Long. A lot of the inspiration for this issue came from the art of

David Mack

who created Kabuki. I love how he breaks up the space in his pages. 

I also started playing with some color... bloody red. In this issue there is more contrast: a lot more blacks and grey washes that give more dimension in my opinion. I got braver with it I think... just like Richard got braver in the story:) Email me if you are interested in purchasing a copy of the 2nd/1st/both issues.

Both issues of The Muse of Richard Long are available for sale on Comixpress

. There's a way to purchase a copy directly through me by contacting me but I have about 10-20 copies left from the batch.

 

The Muse of Richard Long Part II

This is the cover of the latest edition of The Muse of Richard Long. I will be posting more pages soon.

The book has been published so if you want to purchase a copy email me.

 

Some Old Sketches

 

balloons of hope and despair 

Claudia

Witch and servant Zipit

Princess, Bolthead and Dr. Quaks

Pig and Deer

 

I've never posted these before. These are some funky sketches from last year. It's interesting for myself to see certain similarities in the way I draw things. Ha. Style ;)

I really should update stuff regularly.

Mermaid parade bribes

Harvey Keitel and his wife are the Neptune king and queen

The Head Judge of the Mermaid Parade

Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson

These were caricatures I did for bribing the judges at the annual Mermaid Parade. Bribes are key to winning, remember kids. 

 

bluesinspired


After dancing blues one a Saturday night at a local Jookjoint, I got really inspired, and did some sketches. I used a ball point pen and a white gel pen for highlights(my favorite technique). I did them on tan paper and then colorized them in Photoshop. I'm hoping to do some more finished pieces when I have some free time.





Days of the Week Children's book

This series of drawings were done for a children's book written by Gaby Moss in 2003. There were some additional illustrations done in 2007 (the SUNDAY spread) based on editor's feedback. It was never published, even though we tried very hard to pitch it to quite a few editors and publishers. It won a Gigi Books award and the "popularity" award among all kids it was read to. I wish Zoe, the main character would have more adventures in the future.