Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Recently discovered art notes from Caravaggio's famous
"Crucifixion of St. Peter"...
Sorry this is getting to you so late, things have been hectic around here and we're all playing catch-up.
First of all everyone here loves your painting, we think its really cool, great lighting and the drama is excellent. There are however a few changes we'd like you to make.
1- The Art Description says that the crucifixion is in a colloseum, and the designers feel thats really important. It doesn't have to be much, just maybe a crowd with a touch of classical architecture and maybe a tiger or two-totally up to you. The black is just too flat.
2- R&D says that the Roman soldier's costumes do not match the style guide. If you need reference let me know and I'll send it to you.
3-Please turn the foreground soldier around so we could see his face instead of his butt?
4-The colors are a bit muddy and dark, would it be possible to brighten up the palette and add some color?
5- St. Peter needs to have some glowing rune tattoos or a halo or something to make it obvious he's a high powered priest.
Thanks a lot, Could you get the changes in by friday, You Rock :o)
Friday, December 3, 2010
The Redcrosse Knight and the Dragon: Part1
Few stories are more captivating than that of the Redcrosse Knight and the Dragon. The epic verse of a brave young knight who battles a titanic fire-breathing dragon for three days is one of the most dramatic conflicts in English literature. To read the text click here: (Faerie Queene. Book1, Canto 11)
I have always wanted to illustrate the scene for some years but have never found the opportunity. A recent private commisssion has allowed me to explore this story again and I am using the chance to post its evolution on this blog.
This first part shows the sketching stage of the project as I explore different possible compositions and angles. This is by no means finished, and as a work in progress I hope to show all the false starts and corrections that an artist makes as a project develops.
Keep checking back for updates and evolutions....