Monday, August 21, 2006

Marion the Barbarian

I kind of stole this idea from my dad who once did a Francis the Barbarian. Big burly guys with girly names are funny to me. John Wayne's real name was Marion Morrison.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Jamaica Inn

Daphne DuMaurier is my favorite author. One of the things I love about her is the rich atmosphere she conjures when describing the locations in her books. Jamaica Inn is an old building perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean on one side and barren mashland on the other. It is the only building between two towns and was once a place of refuge when travelling the harsh landscape between. But not anymore. Mary Yellen's mother has died and she is going to stay with her aunt and uncle, the new owners of the inn. She is dropped off by the carraige at the foot of the road leading up to it, the driver won't go any nearer.
The new Art Challenge theme here at work is to draw an environment. When I heard the theme I had recently finished reading Jamaica Inn and the openning scene which I described above had really captured my imagination. I don't do environments often but I had a lot of fun doing this and want to do more.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Girl with Swirl

Paradise Lost

I feel guilty that I haven't posted in a while. I'm amazed at people who do it so often. Work has kept me really busy, which is a lame excuse because all the frequent posters that I mentioned earlier have jobs too. Many of them work at the same place I do. I've decided to post more of my sketches and get less hung up on only posting more finished pieces.

Anyway, this is Gollum, if you couldn't tell (one of my co-workers thought it was Ghandi, I added the thought bubble to make it more obvious). I wanted to draw him at the depression stage of his withdrawal.