Tuesday, June 26, 2012

#160 Farmer Giant

Farmer Giant lives peacefully in the valley, happily tending his crops to help feed the humble peasants who live nearby. They are very grateful for his services!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

#159 Tristan & Iseult: Tristan Study

Tristan (Study)
Sepia & White Pencil on Toned Paper

I wasn't as excited about the way this one turned out. However, the drawing comes very close to the original idea that I had. I'm going for a very stern, Richard Armitage look. The helmet design is spawned from an actual Celtic helmet design that I discovered on the internet. I added a lot of flourishes. The Boar design comes from Rosemary Sutcliff's story, which portrays the shield that Tristan carries as displaying a wild boar design (which I hope to include in the finished illustration). I carried this a bit further to being part of the crest that runs along the top of the helmet.


So, signing off for now. I'll be back in 2 weeks with a full IMC 2012 recap!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

#158 Tristan & Iseult: The Morholt

The Morholt (Study)
Sepia & White Pencil on Toned Paper

"Tree-tall, and thunder-fierce with the strength in him of four men"

Getting down to the wire on preparations for IMC. I'll be illustrating the battle between Tristan and The Morholt. Still have a long way to go, but made some good progress today. I'll post more as I get the rough sketches finished.