Surreal Hans Rickheit Scene

Hans Rickheit is one of my favorite graphic novel makers.  His panel flow is akin to film language, lyrical and well paced.  His narratives are mysterious and beautiful in their own extremely dark and f–ked up way.

Image by Hans Rickheit featuring a surreal scene with animals and pipes in a gothic colonial roomAnd the ink work is fantastic.

Cover Page for a Pitch

Bit of commentary from the future here, but man oh man is this hard to look at now.  Scratch that.  It was hard to look at when I originally drew it!  Below is a cover to Ghost Squirrel‘s original pitch, back when I was trying to convince people that is was a nice and cheery kid’s show.

ink and digital color illustration showing a squirrel and owl standing in front of a forest and city under a bright sky.It’s just so… uncharacteristically friendly.  

Oh well.  Still has merit.  Nice coloring for example.  Read on for the original text that accompanied this image.

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Twilight Scene Goodness

No.  Not that twilight.

A color version of the Ink Spirit from Ghost Squirrel.  I think the color scheme could be described as twilight meets lava volcano.  If “lava volcano” isn’t a paint swatch name, I will be very disappointed.

Ink and digital color illustration of fantasy creature in mountain landscape at twilight.