Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Some pencil work for a personal piece I'm going to try and get done in the next week or so. I want to have a figure lounging in a tree - maybe a faerie - with a faun or two milling around in the back ground - so I'm just goofing around with some faun ideas. I also want to get the right pose on the faerie - more work required.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
The Jack is for Jack O' Lantern of course. Inspired I'm sure by our recent foray through the Hallowe'en season which I love so much. The leafless trees, the early sunsets, the windy nights - autumn !
This painting is small, really small. It's about 4 by 7 inches - gouache. Just a quickie for my own amusement.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I've got something new starting up soon that I shouldn't really talk about. But here are some pages anyway - just getting ready, warming up, concepting and getting a head start. It will of course have to do with super-natural and or mythical characters - but that's all I can say.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
This project was for a french publisher. It's to be a book about dragons. They invited me to participate and I agreed even though I'm not really one for drawing dragons. I thought I would be clever and pose some figures around a dragon skull and avoid actually having to draw the dragon itself. This idea didn't fly with them for obvious reasons but I enjoyed making the drawings and concepting it out.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This picture is from the recently published Secret History of Giants book from Templar. I worked on this project through last Christmas and am quite happy to see it out now - in a book shop near you ;). This illustration seems to be one of the more popular ones as it keeps turning up in the promotions. It depicts the giant wearing all his artifacts and doodads.
I drove this painting into the ditch. It happens - it started feeling wrong at about the half-way point. I decided not to put myself through the pain of trying to fix it. However I was kind of happy with these characters so I scanned them anyway. One of these days I hope to get back to it when I'm feeling a bit better about it. Until then .....
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
The last of the sketch work that went into the Giants book. This was one of the most fun projects I've had the pleasure of working on. For me the best part was the pencil work. That was also my favourite part of the Giants and Faeries books we used as inspiration on this venture - fun !