Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
As I've mentioned, I've been working on some portfolio pieces as of late and this one stemmed from a rough sketch I had done while doing an illo for author Norman Partridge's story THE IRON DEAD.
While I wasn't really going for an accurate interpretation of Norm's story, it's very obvious where my inspiration for this piece hails from. But then if you've read the story you understand that it's almost impossible to not be inspired by it.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The server at work went down yesterday and I couldn't access my orders. So, while I was waiting for it to reboot, I went through some old digital paintings that I had done and I found the October Boy. If you still don't who that is I suggest you head on over to Norman Partridge's website or blog or pick up the book Dark Harvest. Believe me, you won't regret it.
Anyway, I saw the October Boy and wanted to go back and really try to give him the attention and detail he deserves. I'm still not really happy with how I decided to draw his arms and hands (but redrawing them would've been ALOT of work and I only had so much time until the server came back up). If I ever draw him again I'm gonna have to do some more research on pumpkin vines and scarecrows to really give him a more natural feel. But, on the plus side, I really like how the "face" came out, I add a few little details that I think add to overall feel and I feel I unified the colors a bit more.
All in all, I really missed getting to work on the Boy and I look forward to seeing him on next year's Run.