Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Wilderness


6 comments:

zeke said...

Love the textures of the trees and rocks in this one, looks really great.
The figure seems a bit stiff, maybe some Kirby style foreshortening would be cool?

chris said...

This is my favorite one yet. I love the textures on trees but only contour lines on rocks. very nice pic. If I were to buy one of these, I would buy this one.

Aeron said...

So does he have a jet pack attachment on his back? I could see this dude running away from some cybertronic golem giant whatchamacallzit only to come up to a cliff edge, leap off and turn on his jet pack while the giant plummets to its death.

Jon Chandler said...

Zeke maybe you are right about the stiffy. Actually I was trying to draw a really tricky motion, a kind of hop over those rocks at the front, liek he belted it down that gulley and had enough momentun to do that.
Thanks Chris, this one is my favourite too. In the original art I accidentally overlapped the tree at the bottom with the foreground rocks which is a bummer - because without using pencils the originals can look really nice and complete if I don`t fuck up. But that also means I have to start over again if it goes wrong. Which is funny now but not when it happens. When someone says they would liek something you have drawn that`s always a lovely compliment.
Aeron I`m not sure if it`s a jet pack - it probably helps him out a lot, like an engine, but it also has a cooling function.

Jeffrey Meyer said...

Jon, I love these pieces so much. I dunno how old you are or what your intention is with the work, but it really puts me in the mind of early-1980s role-playing/fantasy/science-fiction (which I lived through) but not in a smarmy "ironic" way - it's really creepy and compelling and *convincing*. Can't wait to see them collected in a book.

Turok Reader said...

Jeffrey, that`s a massive compliment you`ve paid me. It`s very difficult to try and draw something for the love of it which has refernces and get across that you are not trying to be a smart alec about it.
Yes I did live through that important time, born in `77.