Monday, October 5, 2009

Swine Flu - ATTACK

This is a picture I worked on a while back as a companion piece for Viral. I never posted it on the blog and it seemed perfectly appropriate for this week's IllustrationFriday topic, "germs".

See the little green piggies? They’re coming for you.

...that reminds me. I'll need to look into getting vaccinated. I don't want to get sick/get other people sick, at all the art and anime conventions next year.

Sketched on 9”x12” Strathmore Bristol, finalized and painted in Photoshop CS 3. The image came together over a couple of days.

I used this picture and Viral on my most recent self promotion postcard. The explosive word bubble on the front is where the addressee sticker goes, but you can just imagine he's coughing his lungs up.


  1. Great illo, I love your interpretation of swine flu - little snotty globular piggies! Great idea! There's a few issues with your caharacter's anaotomy - his visible arm is a little loose, and his fingers are a bit awkward - but his pose is very emotive and the compositionand angle are very dramaitc. Great use of colour, too I think! The lighing on the floorboards is lush! Great illo!

    Adam Foster-Fahy

  2. Great illo,love the character and the perspective!Saw your blog,you are a great artist!

  3. That's awesome. I love the dramatic human suffering with the cute but nasty swine flu germs. My girls had it, but actually it wasn't that bad for them.

  4. Hello,

    I love your piece titled Box Jellyfish. How do you get the effect of the incredible glow of the jelly fish? Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section..not sure where to go for this particular piece.