I was fortunate to be discovered by two families recently who are selling their houses and wanted a keepsake of their former homes. This is the first, I hope to get the finer details worked out with the client of the second one soon.
I used a pen that was almost out of ink and ran it very quickly across the lawn to give it a sense of substance but also convey that it was neatly mowed. I had a lot of fun rendering that kooky cloud as well. I original started shooting for a fluffy Franklin Booth cloud but ended up with this hatchy Bernie Wrightson formation that I think works better in this piece, especially with all the line work going on already.
Every so often I’ll be working on an idea and be thinking “Surely someone has done something like this before that I could crib from in order to make my own thing.” I’ll scour Google, Tumblr, Blogs and the like searching for material, turning up some similar material, but only pictures that have pieces of what I was after. Then months down the line after the project is done I’ll find an illustration that I’ve never seen in my life thats almost exactly like what I had in my head when I first started and I wonder, “Where was this when I needed it?” This is one of those times.
Deja Vu: Gilbert Darling vs. Norman Rockwell!
We’ve joked before about famous artists stealing from the other guys, but with between the dates and the style of clothes, this just can’t be a coincidence!
Deja Vu. Norman Rockwell/ Harry Beckhoff.
Not as blatant as my previous post, but certainly a similar set up.
Deja Vu: Lure of the Library
Deja Vu: J.C. Halden - Bernie Wrightson
Deja Vu: Robert Fawcett / Frank Frazetta
I’m feeling a bit of Deja Vu.