Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ashley wood tribute thus far and FRAZETTA TRIBUTE!!!!

This is the space I'm working in so far... my garage lol

This is the ashly wood painting thus far.
And this is the painting based on the Frank Frazetta piece " Swamp Queen". Mine is the cyborg queen though.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ashley wood Tribute

So I started on this tribute to one of my favorite illustrators/painters, Ashley Wood. Many in the gaming, illustration and comic world know of his work but few outside of that, which is a damn shame. I know my family viewed is erotic nudes as controversial or disturbing (but they tend to be like the Brady bunch) but those and his robot wars pieces are INCREDIBLE. His mark making- gorgeous. Compositions- simple and dynamic. Concepts- truly inventive and at times clever. It looks so effortless but underneath it all is years and years of experience with the paint. I love his tributes to Frazetta (which I may do after this tribute) and how he is influenced by the late fantasy art god. His color schemes are very much monochromatic generally burnt umber, white and maybe a black. Again, very simple, economical style where less is more. So I am doing a tribute to him :)

Thats his.

This is the version I'm doing. Its just the underpainting so I'll work on it more saturday and sunday.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Working on Headdress No. 5

These are the drawings I did/am doing for headdress no. 5. The premise for this one is that the girl in the photo (Bclaire) is suffering from multiple personality disorder. This means that she would, at least in theory, be a torture soul which is why i reject the first drawing. She looks too calm for a person suffering from this horrid mental disease. So the newer one shows her screaming in agony with the cage of her mind as the headdress and all the personalities inside trying to get out (and theres a break in the corner as well)
I made a video early today, guess it didnt upload :(

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Long time no post

So this semester has been very hectic. I tried to stay on top of assignments and the blog but its been rough. Kind of over extended myself this year but its ok, its working out fine now. So here is what has been going on the last month:
1. I am getting a piece published through my internship this or next month (the succubus piece!!!)
2. I am working on a 5-6 page horror comic with some friends that ideally will be published in the fall
3. working on 15-20 headdress pieces, i did 4 so far and one sold for $300!!!!  (need models for that!!)
4. working on 12 erotic pieces for an art show in the fall (need models for that still!)
5. working on my anatomy studies still this summer (still need nude, implied models for that!)
6. trying to do some plein air paintings
7. independent studies with an illustrator dave rankin

So here's some of the other stuff I was working on this spring. They are from anatomy and pictorial. Nothing from type though. Enjoy