Monday, 16 April 2012

Jonathan Strange - Another WIP

So I had another whack at the Jonathan Strange portrait I posted a while back.  I was trying to get a sort of 19th century portraiture feel.  The previous version, I felt was kind of too caricatured, and didn't feel as much like the character, looking back.  Here, I'm trying to get disheveled-yet-brilliant...

Anyway, it's obviously not finished yet, but I'm getting closer!  In the back the intention is to get a lot of those accoutrements common to Georgian-era portraits... like the busts of famous people and curtains and all that hanging in the back.  I've been getting a lot of inspiration from the paintins of Ingres, who (though french) was contemporary with the period the book (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, by Suzanna Clarke of course) was set in.


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Progress Video - The Headless Horseman

As I did with my piece The Egg Thief a while back, I've made a progress video of my World of Warcraft Card Game illustration of The Headless Horseman

Click to Download Video - appox 4mb

Incidently, if you'd like to pick this up as a bunch of card sleeves, that's what was their intended use.
Let me know if you like these videos and I might be able to make more.  The way I work has the happy byproduct of producing a chronology in the layers, so it's not impossible to recreate the steps I took to make them.