Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lavender Blue - Illustration Roughs

A couple more rough layouts from the story book I'm working on right now called Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Wood.  These 2 images come at the beginning of the story - in the first one Lavender is visiting her friend Rose who is very ill and quite possibly dying. In the second image we have Lavender with her teacher, getting some scholarly information concerning magical items.
These are of course rough layouts and will be transferred to watercolour paper where they will be painted and hopefully improved upon. It is my usual course to leave much of the detail and character of the image to come when actually painting. It has been my experience that going too far with the rough will take all the joy and spontaneity out of creating, which is why I can't wait to start painting these - but wait I must - other irons in the fire and all that  :)

6 comments:

Craig Phillips said...

Larry these layouts have so far all been total winners for me. Great work! I really like that second image a lot with the fly on the wall perspective.

Mimi Cortazar said...

Beautiful art and blog !

Andy Smith said...

What I really appreciate about these pieces is that, while they are charming, they are built up from some lovely adherence to simple perspective rules. That combination of charm and perspective is a winner.

Larry MacDougall said...

Craig - Thanks a ton for the support, it's very much appreciated.

Larry MacDougall said...

Mimi - Thanks so much for dropping by. I'm glad you found me :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Andy - Yes, simple 2 point perspective for the most part with a little bit of crooked thrown in to hopefully keep it feeling natural.