Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sweet Nectar

Greek mythology has tons of characters with amazingly descriptive literary reference to pull inspiration from and translate visually.  Medusa, especially, being one of those characters.   Using a line image taken from the one of the pages of APOCRYPHA I wanted Medusa to be more playful than some of the other interpretations that I've come across in books and films.  I like the idea of her being so skilled at turning warriors into stone that she takes great pleasure in it, which is why she has an awesome smile on her face!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Within Reach

I've been in a very demonic mood lately with the recent crop of images I've been posting. I was never really into demonic imagery but now that I have a taste for it I absolutely love it! Taken from the pages of APOCRYPHA, is a line illustration entitled "Within Reach". It's my interpretation of "Death" but instead of harvesting souls with a scythe he instead has multiple hands all within reaching distance of those ready to cross over.  I also changed the hooded "Death" image found in the line illustration to the horned skull image found in the new colour version to create a more dynamic gesture and design.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

From pencil to colour!

Over the next couple of months I'm going to be sifting through the pencil illustrations found in my line of artbooks, selecting some of my favourite images and bringing them to life in full colour.   I've always had an idea how every image would look like in colour so instead of putting it off any longer I finally decided to dive in and see how each image fills itself out.  So to get started the first image below is from a pencil illustration found in APOCRYPHA entitled "A Bountiful Harvest".  It's my interpretation of Famine, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who feeds on angels wings.
The second image below is from a pencil illustration found in LEATHER WINGS entitled "Verse 1, Chapter 1".  This is my interpretation of a demon who is so dedicated to seeking redemption that he pins pages of scripture to his wings. There will be plenty more colour illustrations to come so check back soon.