Here is another illustration executed in a traditional/digital combo method. I paint the basics a little roughly, and then scan and finish with digital paint. I like for any of my digital images to have a more physical feel and I have a hard time getting that without at least a foundation of real paint.
As you can see, this fellow and his hawk have just come across a dragon in the forest. People keep telling me it is a dinosaur and I can’t figure out if that is because I painted something that looks like a dinosaur, or if popular culture has taught people that it is reasonable for a man with a sword to meet a dragon, but men with rifles are only likely to meet dinosaurs.
This started as oil on panel and then went to pixels on imac.
Here is another illustration I finished outside of my BFA project. It’s a post-apocalyptic sort of story, directed to the sci-fi/fantasy audience. It is oil on panel. I worked a bit larger on this than some of my other recent pieces. I am glad I did, because I feel like the face and hands were just barely large enough to paint without major issues.
I was about to tell you sort of what the story is, but hopefully it conveys a little of that without words.
I don’t really have the money to hire models right now, so luckily I have nice friends and family who will pose for photos now and then. I convinced my sister to help me with the gesture on this one: