Optical Wonder Boy

Optical Wonder Boy

Here’s a fun new piece I just finished working on. I did a bit of experimentation on this illustration.  I’m happy with how it turned out and I had a lot of fun with it. It was one of those pieces where I really enjoyed watching it come together.

I’ve been inspired a lot lately by the process I use when working on our letterpress, which is to do a lot of drawing and inking with black and use only a few colors beneath the black.

I’m a big fan of Coney Island – that’s the famous Wonder Wheel behind him, and the Coney Island Cyclone in the lower right. This piece is part of a new postcard set I’m putting together to send out to art directors. I’ll be posting the second illustration soon, so stay tuned.

4 thoughts on “Optical Wonder Boy”

  1. Memere
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    AMAZING !!!!!

  2. Bee
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    I really like this, Joel. Great job!

  3. Ryan Snook
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    LOL, that last comment was from me actually, Beth was logged into wordpress and I didn’t notice. Although I’m sure she would agree, great job!

    • joelkimmel
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      Thanks Ryan (and Beth)! Glad you like it!