Nov 16, 2008

The Shadow Over Innsmouth: part three of eight

Wow. Drawn. Did you guys hear? I was on there on Monday. I almost fainted. It was so wonderful.

I'm really glad that people have been responding positively to the recent work I've been doing. Keep those comments rolling, guys. There's a long way to go.

And so, the third part of The Shadow Over Innsmouth.


This was the fourth piece I did for the series, and now that I've become more comfortable with the media and see it along with the others, I think I might need to revisit it. On the other hand...maybe not. I might just need to futz with the levels or something. This is also chronologically the last piece in the series, when our narrator discovers the shocking truth...! He in also a fish-frog guy! Only, he's just gradually changing. Oh well, off to Mother Hydra and Father Dagon at the bottom of the Atlantic. Also, his left hand is the best hand I've ever drawn.

And the next.

This is from Zadok Allan's exposition on the origins of the Innsmouth curse, where a nearby island was found with giant stone obelisks featuring horrible monsters on them. It's mentioned that the island and the ruins appear as if they were thrust upward from some deep oceanic pit. Pretty awesome, if you ask me. I may go back into this one and add some glyphs to that cliff-face or something, and there's one monster-face I want to change. I'm pretty psyched with how this one turned out, because I did a lot more reductively on it than on the other pieces and I think it looks neat.

As always, these are 6x9" of powdered graphite and watercolor on 140lb Arches hot pressed watercolor paper.

So, I realized that reposting my images gradually as I rework them is sort of tiresome. I've gone back into the previous piece with Zadok Allan and his sweet Lady Liquor, but I have yet to scan it. I'm thinking of reposting all of the final pieces at the end of the semester so you can get a good feeling of how they all relate to one another. However, I will still probably repost images as they get "completed," but expect a big bulky post in about a month or so.

In other news, did you know they made Electric Erasers? Whitney Sherman told me about them and, well, $40 later it was mine and it is awesome. I haven't used it yet on any finals, but I'm really excited about it.

Also in other news, my comic will be done later this week. Isn't that awesome? I'm still debating whether to post the thing or not. You guys have to promise to go buy the third volume of Image's Popgun Anthology in March, alright? There's tons of awesome stuff in it. Also my comic will be there. You can judge it however you like.

I love your comments, blog readers. They are brilliant and alarmingly handsome/beautiful sounding.

8 comments:

  1. From Barcelona, Spain.

    I really love your work, is beatiful draws!

    Don't stop!

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  2. um. awesome.

    So if you posted it here I would still buy the anthology. That being said I don't mind waiting if that's how you feel about it. It might be nice to read it in print for the first time.

    Did you end up getting Smoke and Mirrors? I can lend it to you come thanksgiving if you like.

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  3. the scene with the cliffs and the updated beach scene are amazing. The portraits around the edge of the mirror scene are all great characters, but if you want to hear my picky suggestions I think the narrator's head in the foreground needs to separate from the mirror a bit more, if the bottom of the chin didn't line up so closely with curve of the mirror or if there was just more of a value difference between the two it might help to create some space... looks great though, congrats on drawn!

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  4. wow, nice new ones, I'm wondering though, if you can seperate in teh first one the guy's head fromt eh mirror using some value changes

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  5. Great work my friend! Love these drawings!

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  6. Been watching you from the shadows but I must finally say, I really absolutely love your new stuff! I've always been a fan of your color work but this new black and white business is really bold and wonderfully done. :O You inspire me to draw! :D

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