Friday, July 31, 2009

Snake Eater

A few months back, I got the chance to do an illustration for Boy's Life magazine. This was very cool for me because many of my favorites illustrators from the 50's did work for the magazine.

In any case, the illustration was about a certain breed of squirrel that eats shed snake skin. Apparently the smell on it's breath and skin repel predators....mainly other snakes. Fun and educational!

Anyhow, my thanks to the folks at Boy's Life for fun assignment. Hope you guys enjoy!

Rough sketch in flash

Final in photoshop

25 comments:

Phil Postma said...

I love this! Animals eating other animals. Ahhhh.... Nature at its best! The pissed of snake is a nice touch too!

Your Obedient Serpent said...

Hmmm. Snake looks horrified in the line art, but angry in the color. I think horified works better, honestly.

XAV said...

i totally love this one, nice colors and shapes.

pumml said...

I'll say it again, this is terrific! I also like the horrified snake from the sketch. Very awesome to have this published in Boy's Life!

Craig Mackay said...

Laugh out loud funny! Love their expressions!

Gnarfdeath said...

beautiful work, man!

Chenny said...

i love the mixture of surprised and disgust in the snakes face, cool idea with the purple trees and grass, it really makes the snake stand out

Mukpuddy said...

Very cool dude!! Love the colours!!

Alina Chau said...

Wonderful illos!!

benj said...

Awesome!

Sal Lopez said...

Definitely love the look on the Snake's face. Almost like it knows something. Cool blogg Steve!

jacks said...

SWEET!

Flo said...

Very funny...
AH AH

cake-o said...

hahahaha.

i love final painting, also rough sketch too. dang, u r awesome...

kyle said...

This post makes me feel funny.

Andrea said...

Beautiful work... as usual! Some days ago I was looking for some illustrations by Sebastià Serra (one of my favourite illustrator) and I found your blog: GREAT! It's a real gold mine of fantastic illustrations! Thanks for sharing your works (and artistic interests) with the world.
Ciao from an italian illustrator.
Andrea
PS and particular thanks for letting me know the wonderful works of Miah Alcorn (I absolutely have to leave a post in his blog too)
PPS hope my English isn't so terrible ; )

elephantmarchblog said...

Awwww, Mongooses are soooo cute

Adam Ford said...

This is awesome! Great addition for Boy's Life.

j.etienne said...

SUPER style!

Puga Vida said...

awesome!!! dude just found out you were at the studio i work for. good luck on the test even though they should of paid you for coming into our studio! haha

Jeremy Cardarelli said...

I love your stuff, I think it's really excellent the colors the style everything!!

Erik D. Martin said...

man the work here is awesome! I esp love your fanboy title cards comps!

Josh Parpan said...

I love the color so much Steve!

Jeff Harter said...

Sounds like a fun assignment! Do you do much editorial illustration? Nice work!

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