Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Illustration Friday - CREATURE

My submission to IF and a tribute to Stephen King, who has created a great many humanish creatures in his career.  I've been a fan since I started reading his work in the early eighties and just finished reading "Doctor Sleep".  The main character is Danny, the little boy from "The Shining" who is all grown up and still shining.  Thank you, Mr. King, I had a blast.  Since this illustration wouldn't look so creepy with Danny sneaking up behind him, I went with the clown from "It". 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Illustration Friday - ENTANGLED

My submission for IF this week. A sweet little witch with some friends entangled in her hair.
I did a quick sketch of her, scanned it into the computer and then painted her digitally over my sketch.
Halloween always gets me in the mood for storytelling.  She might make a good book character. Hmmm. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Study for flower shop painting

Here's a little study I did today.  I did it in acrylics on an 8 x 10 canvas that had previously been tinted gray. I plan to do a final version in oils, pop out the colors and add more detail. I'll maybe add a figure for more interest.  We'll see.  I think I'd like to make the composition a bit taller too.