Friday, June 26, 2009

Voodoo Love


This spring I was one of 50 artists worldwide invited to contribute a piece for the Argentine art magazine GÖOO. The theme for the issue was "brujeŕia" (witchcraft), so I came up with this little cautionary tale. Basically, you should be careful how ya treat the ladies, 'cause one of these days you might cross the wrong one. Göoo #7 will be available at göoo's booth this weekend at the MAD 009 Design Festival, held at the Palacio de Congresos, Madrid.

Find out more @ the GÖOO blog!
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Here's some of my rough sketches and an almost-final version
before some last minute tweaks:

Originally I had planned on doing a vertical piece, but when I found out the magazine's format called for double-page spreads, I had to change things quickly...

You can probably see where the schoolgirl exploration I posted a few months back came from. Almost there, but not saucy enuff...

Pretty close to the final, but she looked too pleasant... not "wicked"
enough. The doll went through some various versions, too.

Here's a pic of the print version. Maybe next time
I'll do better planning for that double-page spread :P

(Thanks for putting up with the long delay in posting this one.
Had to wait for publication B4 sharing)

30 comments:

damon said...

WOW MAN!

love it

WJC said...

Lovely stuff!

Howard Shum said...

Excellent!

SACKS said...

Nice work man. Although I really dig the school girl version because of her expression. The final piece is still very cool.

Owen Flanagan said...

Beautiful illustration Chris, her curves are fantastic. Well worth the wait.

Andrew Murray said...

thats awesome. Ive been waiting for this for so long!

love it

kyle said...

yowza

Ahmed GUERROUACHE said...

oooh dangerous... great work ! beautiful !

Sadie Figueroa said...

Que CHULA!!!

Q7D2 said...

Great Work Man!

Flo said...

You are the best!!!
Ah AH
Can you see my web site ...
Please!!!
for many advice...
:-)

david gemmill said...

awesome!! i love the roughs too!

Alina Chau said...

Congrat for the magazine print!! AWESOME illo!

flashfox said...

Very nice!

Fermín Solís said...

these are wonderful, Chris, i love your work

Cheeks said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG, CHRIS!

Jav said...

Great theme to draw a chick for... and a great piece too!
Yeah, those double page spreads can be a biatch... theres almost no good place to split it.

Rustik said...

Awesome!

Hobo Divine said...

...and they call it Puppy Love...
gone wrong...
very very wrong!

sakiteriyaki said...

awesome dude

pakoto said...

your work is amazing!! I´m your fan! hahaha

victoriaying said...

Sexy Sexy girl!

pakoto said...

I want more drawings Chris!! jajaja

Beatriz Iglesias said...

Congrats! The illos is really cool...a shame that has been spreaded, but really nice!

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Jeremy Cardarelli said...

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

Gorillustrator said...

Hi Chris,
Love your blog dude, very inspirational. Amazing character work.
Was wondering what medium you use for the nice flat grey shading on your post-it note pieces?
Cheers.
Lee

Chris Battle said...

Lee- Most often it's the "Wet Sponge" brush in Photoshop; Sometimes I also use the "Hard Brush" with the opacity dialed down to 40% or less.

Gorillustrator said...

Ah ok, couldn't tell whether it was digi or not on some of em.
Cool man, cheers :)

GARZA said...

whoa this is such an awesome illustration! love your style!