Friday, March 29, 2013

Tangiers edit

Tangiers overview

This is the final layout drawing for one of the pieces in the Alchemist series that I am working on. It has come quite a ways from the initial thumbnail in which I posted a few weeks ago, and at this point I am still unsure if the composition actually works better than the previous drawing. There are things I like about the previous version and there are things I like about this one. Either way I am hoping to have it ready for my show at Seven Arts Gallery on April 6th, guess we will see?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Cyclist rough

Old School Euro Cyclist Climber

Lately I have been posting a lot of rough drawings for paintings that I am working on. Quite a few of them have entered the painting phase and I hope to post some images of them in progress as soon as I can. For now here is another that I am working.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Alchemist layout #3

Tangiers layout

This is the third drawing for a series of paintings I am working on. There remains quite few things I would like to refine and possibly add to this one, but here it is for now.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Alchemist rough layout 2

The Magic Sycamore 

This is the second layout drawing for a series of paintings I am working on based on the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This is image depicts the opening scene where the young shepherd and his flock spend the night in the ruins of an old church that has sprouted a gigantic sycamore tree from within its walls.

 As always there are a few things I will go back and refine in this drawing. As time goes by, and the more and more I work on creating illustrations, I realize how important it is to push the design phase as far as you can. In most cases a composition can always be better, a character better designed, a hand better drawn, etc.  This composition was very much influenced by the Sagrada Familia in Spain, as well as the amazing Sycamore trees found growing in the temples of Angkor Wat.