Tuesday, December 4, 2007

"The Globe Chaser" - FINISHED! YEE-HAW!

Will he ever catch that pesky will-o-the-wisp? It's just so dern pesky!

I think I am pretty happy with the end result of this guy. I am going to experiment with using this method more often in my personal work. It's more satisfying... for me anyways. I don't see a whole lot of line-oriented work in American concept art and fantasy illustration, but maybe I need to look harder.

I think digital painting has encouraged a lot of looseness and painterliness, which is awesome, and works great for artists who are "painters" and think in those terms.... but that just isn't me. I am a slave to the line. Don't get me wrong, I think the painterly guys really are doing some amazing stuff, but I find the art of mark-making fascinating and relaxing, almost meditative. My better "paintings", I think, are the ones that start with a more well-defined drawing, or line art. Although, I do enjoy doing those quicky, loose black and white digital sketches.... but really as more of a starting point.... so I guess there is merit to both, and maybe learning to combine both methods will have good results too.... so many choices, so little focus....


M*P*Lockwood said...

I especially like the lines on those middle 2 trees. I am a sucker for that "weighted line" style. (that's what my high school art teacher called it anyway) Even if this guy can catch up with that Will-O-Wisp thing, I'm not sure he'll be able to bend over far enough to grab it!

Sean Andrew Murray - SAM said...

Michael! Hey man, how goes it? Thanks for the comment. I will be sure to check out your Blog too. What's new?