The last 2 aren't doing it as much for me as the others, less finished maybe too. The others are both beautiful and sending chills down my spine, brilliant work !!!! (bigger & bold so it doesn't disappear between my blahblah remarks)
I agree with DS on the skull + candles remark, the brown in the other illu's add a lot of warmth and depth. The candle wax on the table is maybe also a little rough and doesn't follow the perspective of the table (but what do I now ?) ?
Faxtar-Thanks Matt, how are things going?
Babbey- Thanks Tom, middle of August, I am hoping to have advance copies at comic-con for anyone who wants to check it out
DS-Thanks Dan, these are actually going to be printed B&W. The warmth is just the underpainting, somethings are easier to do pickout. All that being said you are of course correct
Elwell- Thanks Tristan, this was actually a dream, one I didn't know I had, come true. I loved these books when I was a kid
REGNIRUTH-Thanks, that is one of my favorites as well
Spookybabydoll-Can you guess the moviestar I used for ref? I hope not.
NightVision- These are going to be printed at different sizes, and the last two I believe will be very small, and you are right about the candle wax I really struggled with that, and never got it quite right.
Really nice stuff, particularly the mermaid and the bell (I've got a thing about the unfinished painting look - top notch!). What mediums / sizes?
scratch that, just checked out your website, so I know they're oils (and so they should be!) - really nice site and illustrations, I've never tried maisonette, I might try and give it a go as all the americans appear to be using it?
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