This is a book of ideas. The planned ones, the happy accidents and the late night explorations. So here we are with an end result of both artistic joys and a very tired and very satisfied illustrator. In effect, I draw things that I hope will be entertaining or, at the very least, not boring. Regardless, these pieces will always come from an intensely personal perspective.
At any given time, I am constantly thinking up new ideas or adding to old. A good concept never goes to bed. They pester and prod me, leading to many nights where I discover I am unable to work anymore because of the proximity of my nose to the paper. The ideas that made it into Heartsong only scratch the surface of my brain, and have been organized and groomed for the public eye. You know those little snow globes that you shake up? I have always thought of my brain as something like one of those. You know, just give it a shake and see what comes out and shake it again.
This book is my snow globe. Please shake it carefully. More importantly: enjoy.
Chris Jones (b. 1993, Bedford, Texas)
When I was a little girl I wanted to be a veterinarian. However, when I became older, (but not grown up) I decided to switch and go into art as a career choice and become an illustrator. You can imagine how proud my mother was. Art for me means doing what I love, which is what everyone should do. I am in a longstanding relationship with a green mechanical pencil, and I prefer working digitally. I have collected skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Paint Tool SAI, Flash and Maya, along with GIMP and Google Sketchpad. I will, however, finagle with watercolors and inks if the mood strikes me to, and I believe the cure for any art block is to simply change the materials!
1. Desert Concept 2015, Intuos 4, Computer, Paper, 8.25 x 11.75
2. Inka and Westley Final Concept, Intuos 4, Computer, Paper, 16.25 x 11.75
3. Moon Dragon, Intuos 4, digital paint, 16.25 x 11.75
4. Yeti Snowscape, Intuos 4, digital paint, 11 x 8.5
5. Zombie Head Concepts, Paper, pen and ink, 8.5 x 11
6. Studio Portrait