Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ride On A Troll























Recent drarering, it's not entirely evident in this one but I'm pushing for a drawing style that will be difficult to tell if it was made recently or 500 years ago.

9 comments:

Noah Berlatsky said...

This is super Aeron. Have you seen Edie Fake's stuff? I think you would really dig him.

Noah Berlatsky said...

I just looked at it a little more closely. It doesn't look like it's 500 years old, exactly, but I could see 70 or 80. The details are great (the demons coming out of the horn remind me of some of Art Young's drawing; the hair on the beast is lovely.) The layout and use of white space is pretty straight-forward, but nicely done. It looks almost like it could be a playing card or a tarot design; it has that iconic look. Yeah, it's great.

Ray Frenden said...

Are you aiming for a woodcut feel, then? A lot of your work heads in that direction as-is. This is really ace. I love the stripes on the back two tentacle-antenae-a-mabobs.

zeke said...

I love all the scratchy shading on this it's wonderfull, I'm gonna ask the stock question.......
what kind of pen are you using?

aeron said...

Thanks, yeah a lot of my drawings have been moving in that old woodcut style so I'm just running with it. I've been studying up on architectural drawings and garden landscapes dated between 15th and 17th century that I plan on emulating a more fantastic approach into and incorporating an array of beasts into soon.

The pen I used for this was an indian ink Faber Castell Pitt artist pen with an S tip. I suggest picking some up of varying tip sizes, they work really great.

Luke P. said...

Great drawing. Glad to see you moving in this direction. I think it suits you perfectly. It's very drawer-ly, more so than you're more clear-line drawings.It does have a more archaic feel.I think you shoudl stick with it.

Jon Chandler said...

just gets better eh?

Adam said...

This is great.


-adam

Paleo said...

Killer.

I love the undulating terrain and worms.