Thursday, November 12, 2009

Unfold the Possibilities

Hey hey!

Here's a little video I completed this summer. It was created for a contest held by Amazon.com. I was very lucky to have the opportunity to work with two talented artists; Kit Seaton did a fantastic job reading the narration and Flo Musser composed and performed a wonderful soundtrack. Enjoy!

Unfold the Possibilities from Andy Musser on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Magical Cat

Howdy Howdy!

Here is an illustration I just finished last weekend. It was made to accompany a story by Gianni Rodari called El Gato Viajero (The Traveling Cat). The Traveling Cat is a fun yarn about a dapper cat that takes a train ride. Accompanying the story are several different endings that the viewer may choose from; my illustration shows the cat as a magician in disguise.



I would like to say a big thank you to Elisa Wikey for giving me the idea of using the geometric shapes as "magic" in the image. It was really a brilliant idea to wrap the shapes around the edges as a subtle border. So thank you very much, Elisa!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Twelve Dancing Princesses



Hi!

This here is my latest illustration. It was made to accompany the classic fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." In my version, the princesses wait in a swamp as the princes arrive on their floating row boats.

I tried a slightly experimental approach for this piece. After finishing a tight line drawing, I scanned it in to the computer and printed it out on a nice weight drawing paper. The print was then glued to an illustration board and pressed it under some weight. I used a wax paper to protect the surface and felt to absorb the water during the pressing. When I checked the board the next day, the combination of the felt and wax paper had created a wavy pattern in the paper. What a great happy accident!