The printer is being fixed! I am posting this very old illustration until I have scanned in my new work. This illustration is from my undergraduate days a long time ago in a State far, far away.
Still working on that Red Riding Hood illustration; my Brother brand printer is not helping, it is on the fritz, inoperable, kerflooey, malfunctioning and just not working. This post is an old illustration I created in oils. Using some inspiration from a modern art painting, I created the background. I imagined a more contemporary version of the Greek Goddess Athena as the figure in the foreground.
This is an illustration I created with oil paints some time ago. It is my version of Alice meeting the caterpillar in Wonderland. The original illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s book created by John Tenniel are wonderful. Tenniel’s illustrations for both of Lewis Carroll’s books deserve their place among the most famous literary illustrations ever made.
This is an illustration of a Viking I made for a friend. This Viking doesn’t look too into ravaging and plundering. The illustration is created with pen, ink and acrylic paints. I wanted to create a mysterious mountain atmosphere around the Viking figure. I like how the composition all points towards his face. Lately, I have not had the time to participate in Illustration Friday. Next week, I’ll have to get back to participating.
This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week. The word of the week is, “capable”. For some reason, President Abraham Lincoln comes to mind when I think of that word. He unquestionably was capable of creating a memorable speech. In this composition, I plagiarized freely from myself, a common practice among deadline-pressed illustrators. I used a sketch of Abraham Lincoln from an earlier drawing of mine and modified the sketch. I added the audience behind our capable 16th President.
This is my drawing of a priestess in some dark dangerous jungle. She is caring a torch to light her way. I was influenced by the countless episodes of, “Lost” I watched. They sure enjoyed caring torches around on that show. I am going to post some scary and or spook drawing for the rest of October. Halloween is just around the corner.