Thursday, May 6, 2010

OZ and Ends Blog feature, ImagineFX: Dorothy and Scarecrow

First off I wanted to thank J.L. Bell from Oz and Ends Blog for featuring me on Tuesday. Very much appreciated. However, I don't feel I could ever hold a candle to the late great Trina Schart Hyman; one of my all time favorite Illustrators. Secondly, as I wrote a while back, I am featured in ImagineFX Issue #57 this month:

I am humbled to be published in IFX and am looking forward to submitting more work in the near future. Thank you so much ImagineFX!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Road Through the Forest: Color Sketch

CH.4 The Road Through the Forest:

There were no fences at all by the roadside now, and the land was rough and untilled. Toward evening they came to a great forest, where the trees grew so big and close together that their branches met over the road of yellow brick. It was almost dark under the trees, for the branches shut out the daylight; but the travelers did not stop, and went on into the forest.

Color sketch done in Corel Painter.

This is my first foray into digital paint after a long break. I don't know yet how I will use it as a tool since I love Watercolor so much. If anything it is great to do sketches in so I can further refine color/composition and lighting before I paint the piece in traditional media.